Join us for our monthly First Friday film screening on December 3 at 2:00 as we celebrate the start of the holiday season by screening Irving Berlin's Technicolor classic, White Christmas starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. As always, the popcorn and drinks are on us.
It’s that time of year when hunters of all ages take to the woods to scout for that coveted trophy buck. Did you know that MCPL has many great resources on the strategies, techniques and methods of deer hunting?
Have you ever thought of exploring caves in Missouri? Did you know there are over 6,000 caves in our Show-Me state that you can explore? I joined Pony Express Grotto two years ago, and learned how to cave safely with a group of experienced cavers. If you choose a specific group, you have the advantage of exploring non-commercial caves with the landowner’s permission. What a fun way to discover new caves with unique ecosystems and rock formations throughout Missouri!
Since many people are unsure what a library page does, I decided to describe what we do. When patrons return items they’ve checked out, the clerk will check the items in and place them on a cart. When the cart is full, it goes to the page section for sorting.
Student Academy Award Winner Reveals Stop-Motion Secrets
Dried Up is a stop-motion film that was created by a group of local independent animation directors. Last month, it was featured in the New York Times. It also won a student academy award. Dried Up is easily Kansas City's best piece of stop-motion since the heyday of Reuben Gomez. Stuart Bury, one of the creators of the film, recently responded to a few queries.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be with family. When you are sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table, do you talk about sports? Maybe you argue about politics? Or, do you talk about family – about those who are no longer with us? Holiday times are a great time to ask the older generation questions about family. That’s also a time when more questions come up. "Why did great grandpa go to California to live? "What was grandma’s maiden name?" "Where did my red hair come from?" "What nationality are we?" Sometimes other family me
Alzheimer's can break your heart. I know. My mother had it. The first signs were subtle-a light bill left unpaid, a name forgotten. The later signs were gut wrenching - being found a mile away from home by a good samaritan, forgetting who her children were.
The library is a fabulous resource for movies in a variety of genres: drama, comedy, adventure, science fiction, mystery, and musicals. Although musicals aren't as popular as they once were, they are still a delightful form of entertainment. Musicals lift your spirits and evoke pleasant memories.
Every year in November, John Williams writes novels with me. So do James Horner and Michael Giacchino. But this year, it's a lot of John. He sits beside me while I type out the story that unfolds in my mind, cheering me on. It's true. Well, it feels like it's true.
Gatherings with family can be difficult for people who have certain food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise for both children and adults. There has been a 50% increase in food allergies over the past decade in the United States. The most common allergies are milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, seafood, soy, and wheat.