This month, we’re encouraging everyone to get their gears turning at the library. There are plenty of opportunities to learn—and lots of really cool things to learn about—but everybody feels like a dummy sometime.
Tired of making small talk at family reunions? Why not talk about the dearly departed instead!
The Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch is presenting Hosting an Ancestor-Centered Family Reunion Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Learn how you can incorporate entertaining activities and displays to teach reunion-goers more about their common ancestors. Some basic to average genealogy skills are necessary.
Winter has officially started. I woke up Monday morning to a beautiful, or not, blanket of white snow covering everything. For people like me that thoroughly enjoy a good dumping of snow, this means I am all ready to pull on my winter clothes, go out to make snowmen, snow angels, and find a good sledding hill. However, I know that a lot of people, if not most, do not see that blanket of white as a good thing. In fact, I know a lot of people who will stay home and enjoy this weather from the comfort of their favorite chair with a hot drink in their hands.
I don’t usually like to read books from the same genre, one right after another. Interspersing my suspense fiction with something more thought-provoking helps me acquire a more well-rounded reading palate. Sometimes however, patterns develop accidentally.
Virgil Flowers is bad (he's called worse in John Sandford's popular Minnesota crime Virgil Flowers series). Walt Fleming catches bad guys and bad animals as sheriff in the Sun Valley, Idaho area — part of the fast-paced adventurous Ridley Pearson series.
Customers started asking us for tax forms in December. Traditionally, the forms begin arriving after Christmas. We know you want the forms, and we want to provide them to you. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the availability of forms. Kansas has told us that they will not be sending us any forms, and we do not expect any Missouri forms either. I ordered 2010 Federal Tax Forms for my branch way back in August 2010. So, why are there so few forms at the library right now?