We're in the final days before closing, and when we reopen, we'll look all shiny and new! The Branch is getting numerous updates (including, but not limited to, new carpeting and a fresh coat of paint), and while we'll miss you during our absence, we're still open until Saturday at 5pm if you'd like to make a last ditch effort to stockpile for the break.
Blue Ridge Branch will be closed from Sunday, March 6th through Sunday, March 20th.
Be sure to stop back starting the 21st and see your "new" Blue Ridge Branch.
Surviving a long Missouri winter sometimes calls for a trip to a warmer climate. This year, I was lucky enough to visit California and take a trip to wine country. I learned so much about the process of growing grapes, tending vines, and the intricacies of wine making. I was privileged to take a tour of the Hendry Winery in Napa Valley where the owner spent 4 hours explaining the history of his ranch, the different varieties of grapes, and the complicated process of making a quality wine.
I feel kinda drained dry after finishing the Twilight series. I did not have a new installment to sink my teeth into. Lucky for me, MCPL has plenty of tales of the undead to feed my book lust. The Vampire Academy Series by Reachelle Mead enthralls with the goings on at Vladimir Academy. It's incredibly popular, and flying like a bat out of...well..the library. Author Melissa Cruz entertains with the Blue Blood Series about a group of upper West Side teen vamps. P.C.
Does tax time make you want to bury your head in the sand until April 15 (or April 18 this year, since the IRS gave us all a few extra days)? It does me, but fortunately, my husband actually enjoys this time of year. Here are a couple of his tips.
When Johnny Comes Marching Home When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah, Hurrah, We'll give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah, Hurrah, The men will cheer, the boys will shout, the ladies they will all turn out, And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.
I'll admit it; I'm a bit of a culture nut. I love learning about cultures around the world, eating food, and listening to music from other countries. Even my iPod is loaded with everything from a Lithuanian Ska/Funk group, to a Turkish alternative metal band, to a Swedish pop singer; all of which I love listening to even if only half their songs are in English.
Look at all these books that need repairs! The book repair team at "MGC Book Hospital" has its hands full trying to repair and stabilize these books so we can get them back on the shelves for patron use.
Did you ever wonder what the Battle of Gettysburg was really like and why it was so important? Find out the answers to these questions at our book discussion of The Killer Angels on March 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Boardwalk Branch. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is a historical novel that tells the story of this pivotal battle from the viewpoints of officers on both sides of the conflict.
March marks the first month of our Staff Picks Display here at the Blue Springs South Branch. Every month, a staff member will place some of their favorite titles on display to share with the masses.
This month, my picks are on display. I chose certain titles for different reasons, ranging from the first "grown-up" book I ever read to a book about my favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Hopefully, there will be something that you will enjoy. There are also some music CDs on display, as well, if you are more musically inclined.