Whether you are "tying the knot" for the first time or your third time, you can find some wonderful information and ideas from books at the Library to make your wedding a special day. Look for ideas that make your day a reflection of your personality. Make it special for you!
The last year has seen some really strange weather. As I write this, we have just experienced 2 days in the 80s, when just the week before it was cold and rainy. Now the forecasters tell us that we could be experiencing record low high temperatures in the 40s.
This is a big day for MCPL. It's time for our online catalog to go where no online catalog has gone before. Starting today, people can access our new catalog, Enterprise,which has a lot of neat new features. My favorite is that now it will tell you how many holds are on an item in its listings along with what branch it's at and other bibliographical info for the item. It'll take a little while to get used to it, but I think it's an improvement over the old catalog.
MCPL offer so many wonderful services and databases. But sometimes, I think we forget that some customers may not no know about one of most valuable resources. That is our online catalog. With your card number and password (your birthdate), you are able to place holds on the items your interested in.
Sunday evening, I attended a free event at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I didn’t know what it was about. All I knew was the title, Quixotic Fusion. Since Kansas City had such beautiful weather on Sunday, I didn’t even bother to look it up; I didn’t care as long as it was outside.
Hair for Mama is a story of a young boy whose mother has cancer. The family is preparing to take a family picture, and Marcus wants his mother to be happy, so he sets out to find her some hair. Even though the plan doesn’t work in quite the way he expects, he learns a very important lesson.
Erin Gruwell had high expectations going into teaching her English class. Her idea of a perfect classroom, with everyone being accepting of everyone, was soon crumbling down around her. She intercepts a racial caricature circulated in her room and realizes she needs to begin a journey of acceptance and tolerance with her students.
Does anyone else remember how we celebrated May 1st when we were kids? In my rural community, May 1st was marked by children gathering flowers and making May baskets. The idea was to hang this basket of flowers on someone's door, ring the bell or knock on the door, and then run away so the person wouldn't see who had left flowers for them. It was great fun! I remember thinking that I was so clever to have fooled the adults yet again. I understand now that in reality, the adults were playing along with me in this game each year.
Acupressure: How to Heal and Help Yourself (And Your Cat and Horse!)
Wow! I started learning acupressure to help migraines. I got huge relief! From the book The Acupressure Atlas, "…acupressure is a gentle pressure or massage on specific points of your body. It is based on beliefs that our internal organs are connected with pathways to our bones and muscles." The philosophy believes that the pathways or "energy channels" connect the two. I focused on the diagrams, a few terms, and directions. If you want, you can really get in depth with this technique. I used MCPL resources and diagrams off of Google.