Relax, the Library Has Your Back: A Few Tips for Taking a Test
Woe to the days of studying and cramming information into my head the night before a major, (and possibly) standardized test. I was never really a good test taker, and I don’t propose that I am now a better one after taking enough of them, but I do know that there are some things to make it a little easier when the test day comes.
MCPL & Early Literacy Fun at Clay County Public Health Center!
The Liberty Branch had a wonderful time presenting four Early Literacy Storytimes to more than 115 adults and children on April 16 at the Clay County Public Health Center. Early literacy information and free books were given to each attendee. Children and caregivers alike enjoyed bubbles, rhymes, songs, an interactive story, and parachute activities while learning how to "Have Fun with Books" and many other early literacy skills.
This year's Teen Tech Week, which ran from March 10-16, gave teens the opportunity to check out all the technology that the Library offers. Everything from virtual learning to digital content was showcased this year. To coincide with this, the Liberty Branch had the opportunity to host a contest for teens. Two Kindle Simple Touch e-Readers were donated to our branch to give away.
I just attended a free informational presentation on concussions at a local hospital. With the amount of publicity concussions have gotten in the news lately, due to the number of former and current NFL players committing acts now attributed to brain injuries acquired during their playing days, I was curious about the latest findings and research on the subject.
I really enjoyed Stefanie G’s blog, The Origins of April Fool’s Day (posted on the Antioch Branch page on March 26, 2013). It struck a chord with me because I found evidence of an April Fool’s joke in the book I am currently reading.
How many of you noticed that MCPL's doors were locked tight on Tuesday? It wasn’t just the Kearney Branch. Not a gas leak. No, we didn’t go on strike or take a spontaneous vacation day. All thirty branches were closed on Tuesday so the entire staff could attend over a dozen workshops aimed at making us even better at all the things we do at the Library.
The Kansas State Historical Society has announced that, effective April 1, 2013, they have suspended their interlibrary loan (ILL) program to out-of-state libraries. What does this means for the patrons of the Midwest Genealogy Center? Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to borrow newspapers on microfilm from the Kansas State Historical Society.
They tell you to never judge a book by its cover, and that is usually a good policy unless your judgment is, "Man, I want to read that." That was the case for me and the book The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.
Here’s the second picture that our Photo Fun group selected to share with you. This picture of the lights was taken at the Children's Mercy Hospital on Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri. Jake Anderson took this picture.