Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~Ambrose Bierce
This is the time of year when, after all the presents have been opened and we've eaten all the goodies, we have time to stop and reflect. What did we achieve last year? If you are like me, you spent way too many hours playing computer games and surfing the internet. What do we want to achieve next year?
Forget to do a work or school assignment, or just can’t sleep? Around the clock, our library’s website helps meet the informational needs of modern life! We can help you learn more about all of our 24/7 online resources & services. Our North Independence Branch is having a program covering our 24/7 website on Monday, September 12th at 7 p.m.
I'm a pretty tech-savvy person. I'm the one people call when they have computer problems, the one who wires our network at home, and the only person to keep all the cords from our game systems and DVD player straight.
But let's face it, even us tech wizards have something that just seems beyond our skills and requires a bit of visual aid. Which means, we totally understand when you're about to rip out your hair over a new Christmas Kindle that you can't seem to get any books on.
My husband has always been a "word' man. He literally reads the dictionary. He enjoys finding the meanings of words and their origins and comparing them to other words and seeing how different words have changed through history.
One of the great things about MCPL is the fact that you can access movies and documentaries on DVD for free. It's great not having to shell out rental fees (although, we do ask for a little money if you return things to us late), and we have VHS cassettes for those of us who still have that antiquated thing called a VCR. But one thing you must still do in order to obtain these free items is make a trip to one of our branches. However, did you know that you can access a lot of productions without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home?
Did you know that our databases are a great place to search for all kinds of scholarly information? Accessible from our website, you have 272 databases at your fingertips when you search at any branch location, and 267 of those can be accessed remotely with your library card!
Recently, I visited the open ice skating rink at Crown Center in Kansas City. I was pleasantly surprised to see people of all ages. I started skating. Naturally, I started thinking and comparing my experience with how it could have been in the past. Did our ancestors enjoy any such pastimes?
As fellow genealogists will understand, brick walls are frustrating. You know the information you’re searching for is out there - but where?! Recently, I was able to burst through a brick wall that had been blocking research on my great-great-grandfather, Frederick Sanderson.
If you are a business owner, or thinking about becoming one, you need to add one more thing to your to-do list: check out our free business databases in MCPL's Online Resources. These phenomenal business resources are just waiting to be tapped!
From analyzing potential site locations for your business to creating sales lead lists, the Library’s business databases offer an abundance of cool facts that can help you build and grow your business.