I'm half-way through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It’s a story of science and a family history. Henrietta was an African-American woman whose cells were taken without her consent as she was tested for cervical cancer.
No? I’m not surprised. It seems that most people have forgotten them by now.
When I was 13 or so, they were the books to read. This was the mid-to-late 90s. Hanson and the Spice Girls were on every radio. Pogs were in every pocket. Power Rangers and Doug were on every TV. And Animorphs were on every bookshelf.
When some people think about the library, they imagine a place that only houses old, dusty, out of print titles. Others may assume that the library's sole purpose is to provide resources for children. That's definitely not the case at MCPL! In addition to providing up-to-date books, movies, music, and more for all ages, each of our 29 branches also carries the latest and greatest titles available.
Most people think that working in the library would be fun because we get to read all day! That’s not really the case. We spend most of our day touching your lives by touching the books that you choose to read.
Our day begins when we get the books out of the bookdrop and check them in so that they can get back on the shelves for you to browse. We spend quite a few hours each day processing the books you have requested from other branches. Another big part of our day is spent checking books in and out for you.
If you like to read and talk about books, come to our book club! Everyone is welcome. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 A.M. Our selections are eclectic and provide for a wide variety of tastes.
Make a Splash at the Camden Point Branch with the Summer Reading Program
The Make a Splash Summer Reading Program is off to a running start at the Camden Point Branch. Kids are checking our books, reading them, and logging their time read on the computer. Did you ever wonder what the most checked-out children’s books are? We did. So, we check and here is what we found out.
Mid-Continent Public library has a host of great reads for teens! A favorite subject for youth are Zombies! The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you, right now.