I’ve been working for Mid-Continent for over a decade, and over the years, I’ve seen the information guides change. First, it was the For Dummies series, followed closely by The Complete Idiot’s Guide. While both were popular, they were shortly trumped by the Everything Guide, a series that seemed to catch on in every section of non-fiction – except for the computer information. Dummies and Idiots have a firm hold on that area, but the Demystified series seems to be making their play to gain control there.
Let your clocks "fall back". Daylight Saving Time ends November 7. In the continental United States, we owe our 4 time zones to the development of the great east-west railroads. Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific times came into national use in 1883, although the limits of the zones were not standardized until 1918. Before the railroads made rapid transit possible, simple "local time" was the standard, where it was noon in any region when the sun was at its highest point in the sky and shadows were cast in a north-south line.
As I was walking past the new book section at my library, a book titled 50 Ways To Feel Great Today by David B. Biebel caught my attention. This book energized my soul! Let me share the author’s thoughts with you, and see if it doesn’t pique your interest!
¡Bienvenido al nuevo blog de la Biblioteca Mid-Continent! (Welcome to the new MCPL Spanish language blog!)
Tal vez usted se haya dado cuenta de nuestras nuevas secciones de materiales en español en las bibliotecas de Antioch y Grandview. Todo el mundo puede encontrar algo interesante y útil en la biblioteca, ya sea un libro, una película, un nuevo CD, o una revista popular. Este blog se publicará tres o cuatro veces al mes con la intención de darle a conocer programas, eventos y materiales disponibles en la biblioteca. Gracias por su atención, ¡Nos vemos en la Biblioteca Mid-Continent!
What kind of mystery person are you? Do you like mystery with a bit of romance? Every Move You Make by Carla Cassidy gives you both the mystery and romance. Cassidy states, "As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing better than a vicarious thrill, a safe scare, and that’s what romantic suspense books offer the reader."
While working at the circulation desk, I am frequently asked by customers for a "good book." We do have several resources available to help in this search. My favorite is the "author read-alike" featured of NovelList Plus. This feature of the database will give suggestions of writers to try based on my current favorite authors.
Born James Smith, this person went on to star in nearly 40 films. He has also won two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations for narration. He has been awarded ten Audie Awards, a record, and holds the world record for most original recorded character voices at 146.
We had superheroes in our presence. Batman (Will Baker) and Superman (Owen Baker) both listened to Halloween books, watched a short Halloween video, and participated in a Halloween craft. While no one was looking, Batman carefully pieced together a puzzle. A little ladybug (Chloe McClintock) also flittered through the library for storytime. We host a preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10am. Superheroes, princesses, and their sidekicks (moms) are always welcome!