Belated congratulations to the MCPL Book Cart Drill Team and Independence Branches for winning First Place in the "Commercial-Other" Division at the Independence Halloween Parade. The Independence Halloween Parade is a rite of passage for many students in the area. Every student that has ever played in an Independence School band can tell you their own thrilling or chilling story of marching in the parade. It may be another parade to some, but for others, it's a tradition. The team did a great job, thanks for representing!
Why does Missouri have the boot heel? Why is Michigan in two parts? How come Texas is so big, but Rhode Island is so small? If you’ve ever wondered about the eccentricities of the 50 states or would like to learn about them, then we have the perfect book for you.
Famous author, radio personality, and lecturer Dave Ramsey stresses knowing where your money goes, day by day and month by month. The purchase of things like books, magazines, music CD's, and other "library-like" materials fall under a budget category called Miscellaneous, Recreation and Entertainment in the book Total Money Makeoverby Ramsey.
Thanksgiving is a terrific time to rest up, have some fun, and of course, overstuff on turkey. Our staff who lead storytimes also need a break, and they get one during Thanksgiving week. Since many families are traveling and schools are themselves only in session for two days that week, Boardwalk Branch will have no storytimes during the week of November 22nd.
We all hope you will have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
The library has just finished editing their publication, Christian Fiction Authors. You can pick up a copy at your local branch. It lists hundreds of Christian fiction authors and the series of books they have written. Series are listed by name, and the titles are in order so you can follow the story from beginning to end. The catalog is so nice because you can mark what books you have read and make notes about your favorites.
Pelada is a new soccer/football documentary that follows former Duke standout Gwendolyn Oxenham and former Notre Dame legend/midfielder Luke Boughen as they join pick-up games in twenty-five different countries. In the process, they joined in on some wild games, including matches with moonshiners in Kenya and the prisoners of a Bolivian jail.
Have you noticed how bright the library at Red Bridge is lately? The overhead lighting at Red Bridge Branch has been changed out to a new updated version. One of our staff members told me she thought her eyesight was going bad while we had the old lighting system. Now with the new system being installed, we can all search for books and see the titles and labels a lot easier. Enjoy the new lighting!