We also have books on some famous artists like Claude Monet and Charles Russell. Most of these books contain many color plates that show the artists' famous works. Some also show the artists' processes through their sketches and preparation drawings. A few books also explain the historical and political statements inserted into paintings by the artists. We also have videos that explain and celebrate artist’s accomplishments. There are many resources at the library to help people enjoy art.
Some of our memories of happy days are of the television shows that we have watched. The Mid-Continent Public Library has television shows that are current, even as recent as last year. The library also offers shows from as far back as the 1950's. Whichever is your favorite show, give the library a try and enjoy the happy memories again.
Beth is an awkward teenager and doesn't fit in, so she gets picked on at school. She is in a choir group, and is selected for a solo part. They go to Switzerland, and that is where she meets Derek. He is cute, sweet, and all the girls want him, but he only wants Beth. He likes her voice so much; he listens to her song while going to sleep. She sings him to sleep (sweet!). She can't believe her luck, Right? The thing is, he has a secret. There is something going on with him, and he won't tell her. He is evasive and to top it off, he won't introduce her to his parents.
Another period of Daylight Savings Time has expired, and we return to what my mother always referred as God’s time. We all have stories about daylight time miscues, misadventures, and (as my granddaughter calls them) mess-ups.
I am a big fan of the Antiques Road Show. Once in a while I take a look at the things that I have collected over the years and wonder if anything may be of value to someone one day. Well, the Antiques Road Show has only been to town a few times, and who knows when they’ll be back. However, there are other sources at the library to tell me how much I can hope to see from Great Aunt Edna’s Pickle Castor.
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.