The Midwest Genealogy Center recently created a new Archival Collections page. This webpage has a wealth of new resources for genealogy researchers to access and use. One of these resources is finding Aids to MGC’s Archival Collections. What are finding aids, you may be asking? Finding aids are the library catalog equivalent in the archival world. These tools help researchers understand the scope of an archival collection as well as exactly what types of information are contained in each collection.
Are you ready to put your toes in the sand and a book in your hand? Then MCPL is the place to come for all kinds of good reads to get you in that summer mood. If there's no beach around, that's not a problem. A good book has the power to create the experience.
These titles just make you want to take your shoes off and lounge in the sun while sipping on iced cold lemonade.
Let’s face it: not all books live up to our expectations. This disappoints us as readers, but at the same time, it allows for a subtle benefit as well. By reading disappointing books, our expectations lower, priming us for success in the next novel that we read.
When it’s almost summer in Missouri…it’s time to plan a road trip! And what better destination than the Midwest Genealogy Center? By previous arrangement, two bus tours contacted us for dates in April to visit. One bus tour was a genealogical society located in the central part of Kansas. This group has been here several times before, so they know the riches of our resources and collection. They came for three days. Side trips to the National Archives in Kansas City are usually arranged for them also.
When university life is brought to mind, I imagine many people think of big lecture halls, dorm food, and hanging out with friends until the wee hours of the morning. While I assure you, this is still alive and well, there’s also something that weighs heavily on my mind, as well as most other students I know: money. Many students are financially supported by their parents, but an equal or greater amount of students must bear the burden of debt single-handedly. The dorm rooms, meal plans, and school sweatshirts are all essentials, but they don’t come cheap.
We Have the Technology...Do You Want to Learn About It?
Are you a newbie to computers? If so, the Blue Ridge Branch offers a program to help you get familiar with technology. Join us as we learn the basics of Windows computing, basic email, and Internet skills in Basic Computer Skills, a program we offer every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. This month will meet on June 11th at 7:00 p.m., so come on out.
Every Spring, the students in the 5th & 6th grade combined class at Blue Ridge Christian School (BRCS) put together a written and visual display highlighting the history, customs, culture, government, and uniqueness of a country of their choosing. Their research culminates in a "World’s Fair" that is visited by every student in the school (preschool – senior).