The #1 most aggressive dog is a dachshund. The #1 bestselling novel is J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with 210,000,000 copies sold. The #1 album of all time worldwide is Thriller by Michael Jackson with 100,000,000 copies sold. The #1 world internet retailer is Amazon.com Inc. with $20,807,800,000 in sales in 2009. The oldest person - Jeanne Calment of France, lived to be 122 years 5 months and 14 days old.
The question I have heard more than once this week is "Do you make New Year's resolutions?" To answer their question, yes I do. My biggest goal of 2011? I have been considering this for several months, and now I'm going to do it. Monday, January 3rd, I'm turning off my cable TV. Now, the goal - keeping it turned off until July 2012 when my favorite city in the world, London, hosts the Summer Olympics.
Book Clubs are popping up all around us. Did you know that the Liberty Branch offers a Book Club that meets at the library the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm? There is a variety of people of all ages reading the monthly book selection and joining staff member Trini O. in the book discussion.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Did you know that the celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays? It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In 2000 BC the New Year was celebrated after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring). Spring was the season of rebirth. January 1 has been celebrated as a holiday by western nations for only about 400 years.
Mid-Continent Public Library has an inventory of over three million books, audiobooks, videos, and CDs. But, what if you would like something not in our library catalog? Then, it is time to turn to a tool called WorldCat. Through WorldCat, you can look at the holdings of libraries across the United States, and place requests for items you would like.
It's never easy to say good-bye--trying to find the right words and the right sentiment. There is also the physical leaving, the severing of a relationship, and the finality of separation. It's remembering everyone and everything that has meant so much to you over the years. It's remembering the good stuff-- the good people, and the good times. Memories that will be cherished.
Every year about this time, people make resolutions for the New Year. If you’re like most people, by February your goal is waning. And by May, you may not even remember what your resolution was.
Well, this year can be different. The article, "Happy New Year! 8 Ways to Make Your Resolutions a Reality" (General OneFile database, Success Magazine, January 2011), lists guidelines that can help you accomplish your goals. They suggest that you pick two or three strategies from the list below:
Our new, beautiful branch in now OPEN. We hope everyone will come in and enjoy the amenities as much as we do. The library's theme is "The Working History of Independence", so we have some fascinating artifacts and pictures to view. The building is still a work in progress, so you will see even more fun pictures, miscellaneous artifacts, and furniture in the future. We plan on using the computer lab for classes and school classroom projects help in the future. Welcome to everyone. Do stop in and look around; staff members are happy to show you around.