On January 1, 2011, Mid-Continent Public Library began its 13th annual Librarians Read Challenge. From January to March 1st, on a strictly volunteer basis, the librarians are asked to read juvenile and young adult books as a way to broaden our horizons.
Blogs, blogs, blogs. They're everywhere. But, they really do keep us connected and informed. So which came first, the tell-all TV programs or e-pinions, or was it those embarrassing symptom commercials on TV for all those products with the multitudes of side effects? Was there a watershed moment that led us to the blog revolution? “Let me tell you what I think, what I know and (the ever popular) what I think I know. I want to tell the world . . . and now I can.”
It’s that time of year when many people look forward for a fresh start in life. Whether your goal is to change career, lose weight, exercise regularly, or learn something new, MCPL can help you with our vast selection of books on the subject.
Watch out Dewey the Cat. This is Eddie the Library Dog. He was found near the library last year. His fur was matted, he was skinny from being on the street for a few days, but he was full of love and affection. Quite frankly, it was love at first sight for me.
Ten years is a long time – it doesn’t matter who you ask, they’ll tell you a decade is a long time. Well, except perhaps sea turtles and rocks, but they’re not talking. This whole notion of time came to me during that infamous yearly event known as Holiday Cleaning. I found an old jar full of predictions made by my family in 1999. I didn’t go through them, but it got me thinking…. What was popular, and what was happening in the world ten years ago this week in January 2001?