Call me old fashioned, but I find the modern world and today's popular fiction a little overwhelming. Vampire romance and saving the world from evil lords is exciting and keeps the adrenaline rush going, yet I along for a quiet and peaceful time. So, I turn to my favorite friends I find between the pages of books in the library. Friends like Anne Shirley, who is so full of hopes and dreams for the future. Laura Ingalls Wilder, a true American pioneer. James Herriott, a vet with a love for all creatures.
10. Take better care of self 9. Volunteer to help others 8. Become more organized 7. Learn a foreign language 6. Improve self 5. Take a trip 4. Get a better job 3. Improve Grades 2. Save Money 1. Lose Weight
This is, perhaps, one of the best movies ever made. Entertaining children and adults, this movie tells the story of a criminal mastermind and his change of heart. Gru adopts three orphaned girls while trying to pull off the greatest criminal scheme of all time. Piece by piece, these girls change his heart and help him become a better person.
If you are looking for a family activity to do on these cold winter evenings, check out this movie. It is a movie your family will want to watch over and over again.
When is an author who has passed away still an author? He or she is if a syndicate of other authors and publishers take the original authors characters, outlines and ideas, and continue to write under the original author’s name.
Join us on Friday January 7th for our monthly First Friday Film program. This month we're going to screen the classic 1963 James Bond film From Russia With Love. The movie starts at 2, and as always, we'll supply the popcorn and drinks. Hope to see you there!
The beginning month of the New Year, January, is also the month when some people clean out old things, and prepare to start anew. In cleaning out my desk, I came across something that said that January is National Clean Up Your Computer Month. MCPL has many resources, including books, electronic resources, and research databases to help with cleaning up your computer. Safari Technical Booksincludes thousands of computer and technical books you can read online.
Last week, I heard someone say "I haven't received very many Christmas cards this year." I thought, how sad it is that computer e-mail has replaced the special cards and letters that people used to receive. I am a family genealogist, and I love old things. I have in my possession letters that were written in the late 1800's from my great grandparents, letters written in 1918 to my grandma from my grandpa when he was in WWI, letters written in the 1980's to me from my mom when I moved away from home, and I have saved special Christmas cards signed by my family who have passed on.