Resources for Small Business Owners: Demographics Now
I have always found the Research Databases to be not only informative, but also entertaining. When I was asked to host a program in November that would showcase our business databases, I was very enthusiastic. Many people are unaware of the valuable information contained in these databases that is available free of charge. The only requirement is to have a valid Mid-Continent Public library card.
AARP representatives will be at the library to help seniors with moderate incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. They will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch every Wednesday and Thursday until April 14th. There will be a sign-up sheet out at 8 a.m. each day for that day only. At 9 a.m., the representatives will be ready to start tax aid. They will not be at the library on days when the schools in the Excelsior Springs School District are closed. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.
¿Busca trabajo? ¡Su biblioteca pública puede ayudarle! Contamos con una gran variedad de libros especializados en “cómo encontrar un trabajo” o “tener mas éxito en su trabajo”. Entre los libros que ofrecemos: Consiga un trabajo hoy (Get a job today); Agotado, agobiado y mal pagado: pasos sencillos para pasar del estrés al éxito (Exhausted, agitated and underpaid: simple steps to go from stress to success); Picos y Valles (Peaks and valleys); y Consigue ese trabajo (Get that job).
Are you a member of Generation G? G stands for growth, green, generosity, giving, grateful, global. The youth of today want to give back to the community around them. More and more teens and young adults are volunteering, recycling, and making lasting change in their environment - which makes lasting change around the world. An increasing number of youth groups are making service trips to areas around the world most in need of help: Haiti, Mexico, even Africa! Their generosity is inspiring others to make a difference too.
Hey all you NASCAR Fans out there! The time is almost here, only a few more weeks and we will be back to racing. I don’t know about all of you but around our house, the anticipation is building. We can’t wait to hear those engines fire up, and see what this year has in store for our favorite and not so favorite drivers.
Sprint cup will be starting February 12th with the shootout, the 17th with the duels, and the Daytona 500 on the 20th. Let’s also not forget that this year we will be getting two races here in Kansas, June 5th and October 9th.
It seems strange to think that one person in the 1950s unwittingly helped cure polio and changed medical science forever. It’s even stranger to think that the family of the woman, Henrietta Lacks, had no idea about it for decades.
"Konnichiwa" and "Kite kurete arigato" were the words of the day last Monday when 17 tweens arrived at the Grandview Branch. In their program Journey to Japan, they perfected their origami folding, practiced with chopsticks, and made (and ate) candy sushi.
We are now offering Bundle Books in the new Children's area of the North Independence Branch. Bundles consist of three to five books bundled together that are of similar subject or series. These include Barbie, fire trucks, superheroes, and more. Some bundles are just for fun, and bundles include fiction and non-fiction books. Parents will love this service because they can quickly find books for their children without having to search the shelves for books. The bundle books are currently displayed by the Board Books upstairs.