I am sure many of you have already heard, but MCPL has incredible news that I wanted to share with you. We have been awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Service National Medal for 2014! This is an unbelievable honor and a testament to all the hard work and great service performed by your library and the team of dedicated library professionals, both past and present.
I don’t know about you, but I sure am! My husband keeps reminding me, “You’re not a spring chicken anymore!” This, after I fell roller skating with my nephew. Why? Why can’t I still be a spring chicken? I still FEEL like one! After a heavy sigh, I have to admit, I am NOT a spring chicken. How depressing.
Do you have dreams of starting your own business but don’t know where to go to get accurate, professional information? Maybe, you’ve already taken those first steps into small business ownership, but now you’ve hit a wall. Perhaps, you’ve even looked into MCPL’s awesome Online Business Resources, but you’d really like learn from an instructor. Mid-Continent Public Library is now offering free small business classes at several of our branch locations.
Salutations bookworm friends! (That is a hint about where my next name came from. Can you guess?)
I recently finished reading all 76 Caldecott Medal award books! The Caldecott Medal is given to the artist with the best illustrated children’s book of the year. Mr. Rick from the Platte City Branch is reading me the 2014 winner Locomotive by Brian Floca.
The 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship
After this year’s particularly brutal winter, it’s nice to see the signs of spring returning to the Kansas City area: the trees are budding, the robins have returned, and the air is filled with the smell of woodsmoke and meat. And what better way to celebrate the departure of the dreaded polar vortex than the City of Grandview’s 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship!
Today, for many folks, means nothing. It may just feel like any other Tuesday, and in fact, it may be. However, for some, this may be the end of an era, or a least the start of a small headache. Microsoft announced that starting today, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, they will no longer be creating updates or offering technical support for Windows XP. The statement from Microsoft can be found here.
Why is the Mid-Continent Public Library so special to this bookworm? I mentioned earlier that we share the same initials. They are M.C.P.L., too! My first name is Millicent. My parents love to read books and chose names with links to literature. (They were inspired by a book written by Alice Bach called Millicent the Magnificent.)
This year, Mid-Continent Public Library started a brand new event: The Winter Reading Challenge. The idea was to promote leisure reading among adults, and those who committed to reading five titles over a two-month period received a limited edition "Somewhere in Time" mug along with a chance to win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire.