A family game night is a fun way to enjoy an evening at home. MCPL has books about many types of games. There are books on card games, board games, dominoes, darts, and many other fun games. I was trying to remember how to play a card game I used to play as a child. I found the rules in How to Play the 200 Best-Ever Card Games by Jeremy Harwood.
And, the girl's done with me! As fans of the Millennium Trilogy know, there will be no more books featuring rough-edged hacker genius Lizbeth Salander and all work and all play journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Swedish author Stieg Larsson died posthumously, shortly after submitting all three "girl" manuscripts to the publisher.
The beloved best-seller, The Help, has been the talk of the library since its publication in 2009. A number of us would recommend it with the highest review. This is Kathryn Stockett’s first book, and she did an exceptional job developing the plot and characters.
What U.S. Presidents do you think have gone the limit to preserve the Country and protect the Constitution? Sure, it's a tricky question that can get quite a few different answers. However, it's just the kind of topic that helps people get ready for the 4th of July! So, we're having a library program called Presidents Who Saved The Country. This program will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Max Skidmore will be the speaker. He has a long and distinguished academic career.
Thriving In a Stalled Economy: Searching for Jobs: In Print
In this economy, many people are searching for jobs. One of the best resources out there is your local library! Mid-Continent Public Library provides multiple resources and personnel that can help you in your search for the perfect (or any) job!
One of most used techniques for job searches is the newspaper. While many people are no longer subscribing to local newspapers, the library still does. This source is a way for local and national businesses to advertise jobs, job fairs, and training seminars that can help you on your search.
This is the time of year that most people are working on their tans, although there are some organized people who are spending this time planning for the holidays. These are the people who make Christmas gifts, or do a lot of holiday entertaining. Now is the time to start those crafts! That way, November and December can be a time to enjoy the season instead of spending your time rushing around. Join us at the Antioch Branch for Christmas in July!
Can you write a good story in 5 minutes? That was the challenge during the Creative Writing program for teens here at the Camden Point Branch. One young lady won our little contest by writing an imaginative history about Dr. Seuss. Here is her story:
Dr. Seuss came from a place called Cramer County. His two best friends were Sally and Sue. His address was 101 10th Street. His friends lived on either side of him.
His pet elephant was named Carly. She slept in an elephant-shaped bed that was neon green.