Back in September, the Nominees for the Building Block Award were sent out – and the voting began! In the beginning, the clear favorite seemed to be Duck! Rabbit!. But, that's only because it seemed to be the one that was always checked out here at the Red Bridge Branch.
I have children, grandchildren, neighborhood children, and children I do not even really know who come to the library and stare at me with wide, wonderful smiles – just waiting for me to introduce them to an amazing, comforting, inspiring world of entertainment or wisdom or insight or knowledge or adventure or mystery or humor - perspicacity - or just plain simple answers or…
In her most recent novel, The Good Daughters, Joyce Maynard tells the story of two girls born on the same day to completely opposite families, but these "birthday sisters" are destined to live parallel lives. Ruth is born into a farm family that lives a meager life, but is close knit.
I have tried various crafts over the years such as cross stitch, quilting, and scrapbooking. The library is always a good place to look for books giving ideas, patterns, and instructions for a variety of crafts. If you don't want to purchase a book of quilt patterns for over $20, just visit your local library. I first started scrapbooking after we took a trip to Maine several years ago. Instead of just a collection of pictures, I now have a permanent record of our vacation with photos, menus, and journal entries that describe the areas we visited. I sometimes n
Comic Book Superheroes at the Movies: Rise, Fall, Reboot
I am old enough to remember the buzz surrounding the first really serious big-budget movie based on a comic book. That movie was Superman (1978), and it was a smash hit, both critically and at the box office. This was great news for a comic book aficionado like me. Alas, much to my dismay, the fortunes of superheroes on the silver screen have been mixed.
I can't get enough of designer Amy Butler's style. She started drawing frogs and flowers as a young girl, and now, her colorful floral prints can be found on everything from cushion covers to handbags.
If you can’t wait to hear the latest news about your favorite teen heartthrob, we have greatly expanded our magazine selections for teens here at Riverside. We now receive Pop Star, Bop, and J-14. For the gamers in your family, we carry the Official XBox Magazine, PlayStation, and Nintendo Power. Skaters may be interested in Transworld Skateboarding. Other choices include Teen Voices, Seventeen, Mad Magazine, Shonen Jump and many others. Save a few $$$ and check o
It’s Facebook official... Edgerton Branch has a brand new Facebook page!
"Like" us to find out what our hours are, where we are located, when we offer programs like Storytime, Discovery Club, and our Teen and Adult Book Clubs. Receive updates on events and programs, check out pictures of past programs, and more!
With the winter snow and wind, I think chili makes a great simple dinner idea to warm the body inside and make the house smell great too. I have my own easy chili recipe that my family loves (listed below). MCPL has many cookbooks featuring soups and chili’s that you might want to try for a new recipe.