Admit it: Sometimes, you get tired of reading adult books. Sometimes, you get tired of the drama and suspense, the family meltdowns and illicit affairs, the drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. Sometimes, you long to curl up with an old friend like Ramona Quimby or Encyclopedia Brown, and just escape into a world of sixth-grade crushes and hilarity-filled summer vacations. I know because I, too, am an adult who wants to read kid’s books. My advice to you: Go for it. There are tons of reasons adults should read kid’s books. Here are seven of them.
Using Search Engines (Such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo!) and Navigating Databases: Why Boolean Search Terms Are My Best Friends
Have you ever spent hours searching for a specific item or article without ever finding what you needed? I certainly have. I want to tell you about a few magic words that can, in most cases, help you find exactly what you want. These particular words are referred to as Boolean Search Terms. Boolean is pronounced Boo-Lee-uhn, with the ending sounding like the "-lian" in "Lillian."
It’s not surprising to hear that a book has been turned into a movie – doing so is a smart move for filmmakers. However, the reverse situation isn’t something that we hear all of the time, even though it does happen.
While it was not a happy occasion (the passing of my granny), it was so amazing to be able to take a trip into the past of my ancestors. My grandmother, Mildred Varney, was born and raised on Meathouse Hollow (pronounced holler), the fork of Big Creek, in Pike County, Kentucky. Pike County, I learned, was the home of the famous feuding families, the Hatfields vs. the McCoys! In fact, there are McCoys in my family tree, some ways back. Wow!
Recently, many families have returned to eating as a family at the dinner table. As food costs continue to rise and with less time to prepare a meal, cooks are always searching for quick, easy, and affordable meals.
In the past few years, MCPL has seen a lot of changes. With all these changes, some of you may be wondering if the Library is still a good place to study. Absolutely! On most days, you should not have too much trouble finding a quiet place to study during the coming school year.
Here are a few other reasons why the Library is a good place to go for studying needs:
As you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is 50,000 words in 30 days, and it’s almost too much fun. And afterwards, you have a huge pile of words to work with.
What you may not know is that there are fabulous prizes for meeting that goal. First, of course, are the terrific bragging rights of actually writing a novel-length document, if not an actual coherent novel. There are web badges to help with the bragging and t-shirts. There are also discounts on programs like Dragon, Scrivener, and Tinderbox.
Back when I was a young boy growing up in Independence, there were two things that really got me stoked (besides playing in the yard): the Chiefs and reading. I would watch Chiefs games with my parents, mostly on TV but occasionally at the stadium. After a little while, I would get bored, but K. C. Wolf was always there and I thought he was the coolest mascot in the league!