Sorting through the truck delivery here every day is fun because I get to see the books that people request. One just turned up in my hand titled Chick Days: Raising Chickens From Hatchlings to Laying hens. It was published last year, it's in the Mid-Continent Public Library catalog, and can be requested.
In honor of National Library Week, we had our patrons tell us why they need our library. Here is just one of the responses we got. Mustafa from Independence needs our library because it helps reduce his expenses through free Internet usage and books. Also, the library helps to increase and enrich his knowledge. He says the library is a place where you are always a winner.
Thank you to Mustafa and all of our patrons who need our library and let us know why.
April Madness Part 3: Squawking, Shotgun-packing Shrubbery
Yes, April is the month that spring really does take hold. People can be expected to be happy about the nicer weather, and we can expect them to spend more time outdoors. Some people, however, go a little bit off the deep end. Now that I've educated you about mud-staring and morel mania, let’s discuss another kind of April madness. Perfectly rational people will dress up as well-armed shrubbery and make the noises of a love-struck bird. Yes, it’s time for spring turkey season.
With spring fast approaching, don’t forget that kids love to fish. This is a great activity that can be done as a family, plus it gets everyone outside in the fresh air and out from in front of the TV and computer.
One of my favorite times of year is spring time. Everything in nature is coming alive and this is the time I always go on a hunt looking for the Morel mushroom. You can bread them or fry them. You can put them into sauces, or a nice green salad.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner for their May meetings. A young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her secretive husband as the prime suspect.
The Raytown Library Adult Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm and the third Thursday at 10:00 am. Our groups usually last from 60 to 90 minutes.
The title above comes from an article by Leo Babauta on his blog, www.mnmlist.com. It makes so much sense! The fewer items you own, the less you have to clean, straighten, organize, or store. Personally, I have purged my house of everything I had kept around just because I thought it was important/nostalgic/etc. Now, I don’t even miss it.
The Thursday Mystery Book Club gives Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein 3 magnifying glasses (out of 5). They found the mystery plot weak, and felt that the author was attempting to insert too much historical information into the story - losing the thread of the mystery.
Our society is constantly on the go. With school and soccer practice, plus trying to squeeze in dinner, family, social gatherings, and homework in there too, we're left with little to no time for ourselves. My real question is -- "Have you ever gone to your local Mid-Continent Public Library for "you" time?". We often think of our local libraries as a place merely for resources to use for homework or research. As a college student, I've often thought the same thing.