On January 11th at 10 a.m., there will be an educational meeting on power issues at the North Independence Branch. The meeting is being organized by Indy Energy, a citizen effort to promote broader understanding and discussion of energy issues facing the community including the environment, utility rates, and economic development.
Many people this holiday season will receive various eReaders, smartphones, and tablets from their loved ones. While these gifts are given with a love of books in mind, many recipients are at a loss as to how to use their new device and, even more importantly, how to access the Library!
What better gift to give this year than the gift of reading to all the loved ones in your life, especially all the young ones in your life. Books have always been my favorite gifts to give children of all ages during the holiday season.
The Liberty Branch participated in the Historic Downtown Liberty Giving Tree annual contest and won one of three awards given! The project featured 16 individually adorned miniature, holiday trees from Liberty-area nonprofit organizations. The Judge’s Choice award was presented to Liberty staff on December 3 in an award ceremony at a local business on the Liberty Square. The other two awards given were People’s Choice and Best Use of Color.
Storytelling, a craft as old as time itself, is enjoying a significant resurgence of popularity in the modern age. As with all steadfast practices made new again, storytelling is getting a digital facelift and evolving to include technology and the innovative minds who manipulate it.
The temperature is dropping, and it seems like everyone is out shopping. We might not ever get a moment's peace in all of this holiday bustle and hustle.
December is chock FULL of holidays and occasions, but sometimes we forget to take a minute or two to make some memories with those we love. With so many holidays crammed into the month, I love to remember one of the obscure ones... December 4th is National Cookie Day!
As you admire all the bright and shiny holiday lights decorating the houses of your friends and neighbors, do you ever wonder what to do with any broken, old strands of Christmas lights? Well, MCPL is helping you out by partnering with Southeast Enterprises to collect and recycle any unwanted Christmas lights. Visit any of our branches to donate your lights to this great project.
We all have good days and bad days, but especially during the holidays when cheer and good will towards all are rather abundant. One can seem particularly scroogey with a few bah-hum bugs. Thankfully, one not-so-cheerful day doesn’t allot us a late-night appointment with three timely ghosts. But a lifetime of stinginess can bring us a whole lot more than we bargain for.
One of the things Mid-Continent Public Library is most proud of is our ability to find you, our customers, anything you need. If it is not readily available through our own resources, then we will move outside our buildings and look nationwide through Interlibrary Loan.