The Lone Jack Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Each month, there is a lively discussion of the current book. Some will like the book, some won't it, and some won't read it all.
Lottery tells the story of Perry Crandall, who was raised by his grandmother and has an IQ of 76. She taught him everything he needed to know to survive and to play the lottery before her death. When he wins the Washington State Lottery, he suddenly has more relatives than he know what to do with. People with characters both wicked and heroic, Wood’s debut novel is a story about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes individuals as capable.
The week of April 18, 2011 is Turn Off Your Television Week. A study shows that most American kids spend 1,680 minutes per week watching television. We watch TV during breakfast, and we watch TV during supper. These used to be the best times of the day to talk to our family, to exchange information, and to have meaningful conversations. And let’s face it, as a librarian, I would like to encourage you to go to your local library and check out books too.
Finally, spring is here. It’s that time of the year; spring cleaning is like a tradition. It’s time to open the windows and let the fresh air come in. Time to get rid of the clutter, and reorganize your home for spring and summer.
It seems like there’s so much to do all of a sudden after being dormant for most of the winter. I usually divide my spring cleaning projects into sections over several days. Listing all of your spring cleaning chores can look overwhelming at first. I usually have a check-list for each room of the house. That helps me to check off each of the task.
At the Raytown Branch, like all MCPL branches, we have an exciting place just for teens called the young adult area. Our area is unique because the new young adult books are placed in this area. Most branches shelve them with the new adult books. We have a variety of popular books, graphic novels, magazines, and audiobooks for checkout in this area.