So, your family is ready for a new pet! The next big decisions you have to make is what kind of pet you want and the age of that animal. Some people just go to a shelter and pick the first animal they see, while others go in with a specific animal in mind. There are people who want puppies or kittens; there are others who want a fully grown pet.
Do you realize how many of your favorite TV shows started life as books? Shows like Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming Outlander all got their start on the printed page. This concept fascinates me. Why adapt a book into a relatively measly two-hour movie when you can really stretch your storytelling muscles in an ongoing series?
As genealogists, we sometimes get so caught up in what we are doing that we forget who is behind the indexes, abstractions, and transcriptions in books and databases that we use to find our ancestors. They are not well-known authors or famous in any way, other than they took time out of their lives to help current and future generations find their family members. Are you interested in becoming one of these unsung heroes of the genealogy world?
Today’s technology is constantly changing, and it can get quite frustrating to keep up with the times. MCPL is now offering several adult computer programs this summer that cover various aspects of technology, including:
This is the time of year when ice cream is consumed the most. All of us love our ice cream, but do we know a lot about it? As you enjoy your favorite flavor, here are some fun facts about our favorite summertime treat.
Summer Loss occurs when children do not have access to books or reading over the school summer break. Kids who don't read over the summer can actually lose 2 or more months of acquired reading skills. I encourage parents to look at summer as an opportunity to keep kids moving forward in their reading ability.
Marvel movies have always fascinated me. Growing up, I never read all that many comic books. But into my teens, when Marvel Entertainment began to grow more and more popular, I really delved into it. I learned as much as I could about different characters and universes. One of my favorites just happened to be X-Men.
We're halfway through our Teen Summer Reading Program, and things are going great! The prizes this year are pretty awesome. I'm jealous of all the fantastic books you guys can win. Did you know you are eligible to win up to 12 books over the summer? By earning up to 25 Teen Bucks, that adds up fast. Don't forget that every review you write gets you another chance to win that Kindle Fire HDX. We're so excited to be giving away 31 this year. That's more than we've ever given away before, so your chances are better than ever!