Do you ever feel the need to finish a book, even though you’re not really enjoying it? I used to feel compelled to finish every book I started. Maybe, it was an English teacher’s voice in my head. Or, maybe it was knowing that if I didn’t finish, I’d never know how it ended, or whether it might have gotten better at some point. But, now I’ve adopted a “50-page rule.” If a book hasn’t captured my attention in the first 50 pages, and if I don’t find myself anxious to go back to it as soon as possible, I’m willing to give up on it. There are just too many other good books waiting.
In Honor of National Native American Heritage Month
Here are some books to help you celebrate the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans:
Lifting the Sky by Mackie D'Arge Twelve-year-old Blue, always on the move with her ranch-hand mother, yearns for a real home where her father can find them, and on a remote ranch on a Wyoming reservation she finds that and more, including a mystical ability to heal injuries.
I love my crock pot! Although I am a (mostly) modern woman with a full-time job, my family still depends on me to provide meals every evening. And, I do enjoy cooking. I take pride in providing nutritious meals for my loved ones, and I have even been told that I am a very good cook.
Having said that, it must be said that in the winter, at the end of the work day, after trekking through snow, and holiday shoppers, no one feels like making cheese and crackers, never mind a whole meal!
Whether your child wants to read about dinosaurs, fairies, pirates, bugs or space, the library holds the key to countless adventures. Many of these wonderful resources can be found in our Juvenile Non-fiction section. Next time you’re in the library, check out the JNF section and get ready to explore!
Have you seen the large cornucopia in Liberty? It sits on the corner of Brown and Kent Street. I’m describing the library! In dictionary.com, the definition of a cornucopia is "an abundant, overflowing supply."
Although the library may not have the traditional look of a cornucopia, we are just that -- an endless source of knowledge and materials to fill all of your needs. Come check us out!
We also have books on some famous artists like Claude Monet and Charles Russell. Most of these books contain many color plates that show the artists' famous works. Some also show the artists' processes through their sketches and preparation drawings. A few books also explain the historical and political statements inserted into paintings by the artists. We also have videos that explain and celebrate artist’s accomplishments. There are many resources at the library to help people enjoy art.
Some of our memories of happy days are of the television shows that we have watched. The Mid-Continent Public Library has television shows that are current, even as recent as last year. The library also offers shows from as far back as the 1950's. Whichever is your favorite show, give the library a try and enjoy the happy memories again.
Beth is an awkward teenager and doesn't fit in, so she gets picked on at school. She is in a choir group, and is selected for a solo part. They go to Switzerland, and that is where she meets Derek. He is cute, sweet, and all the girls want him, but he only wants Beth. He likes her voice so much; he listens to her song while going to sleep. She sings him to sleep (sweet!). She can't believe her luck, Right? The thing is, he has a secret. There is something going on with him, and he won't tell her. He is evasive and to top it off, he won't introduce her to his parents.
Another period of Daylight Savings Time has expired, and we return to what my mother always referred as God’s time. We all have stories about daylight time miscues, misadventures, and (as my granddaughter calls them) mess-ups.