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.
Coming Soon To the Excelsior Springs Branch: KC's Best Kept Jazz Secret!!!
In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we have a special treat for you. The talented jazz musician Millie Edwards will be at the library with some fellow musicians. She is considered one of Kansas City's best kept jazz secrets, and this will be her third performance at the Excelsior Springs Branch. This program promises to be a warm and fun experience for people of all ages.
Geocaching (say "gee-oh-cash-ing") is relatively new, in fact, I've never tried it myself. The first documented geocache was placed on May 3, 2000. Basically, it entails using GPS (global positioning system) coordinates to find a certain location. At each registered location, there is a surprise waiting! Each location includes a logbook, which allows visitors to leave their mark, a message, or a gift.