The Dearborn Branch has a bulletin board right now that features all the Building Block Award picture books. These are attractive, new books featuring turtles, dogs, fish, and pigs among others. There are ten titles in this year's list of nominees. Adults and kids are encouraged to read these books together. Then, children not yet in the first grade may vote on their favorite after hearing at least five of the stories. Ballots are available at the library until December 31st.
What Are the Latest New and Cool Electronic Gadgets?
I knew my teaching career had crossed over into new territory when a student asked if he could go outdoors to recharge his solar powered calculator. As with most technology, that seems very tame and outdated today. What with iPads, iPods, Kindles, iPhones, and worldwide wireless access to so many devices, I wonder why people even bother to speak to each other face to face. Can you remember when Dick Tracy’s two-way wrist radio was the most ridiculous gimmick in popular fiction?
The Mid-Continent Public Library has several online resources that are beneficial for students and adults alike. You will find them on our website, and they can be accessed from your home computer, too.
One resource is our card Catalog. Here you can search books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs; see the branches where they are located, and put them on hold. You will receive a notice when they are in at your library.
Come join the Mid-Continent Public Library as we honor our veterans. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23rd, the Platte City Branch will host patriotic music, military vehicles, exhibits from local veterans and their organizations, as well as Q & A sessions with veterans and currently serving military officers. The Salute will end at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Ron Miriani, retired Professor of History, conducted a walking tour called Westport: The Town That Re-Invents Itself on October 9. The group met at Kelly’s Westport Inn, a designated national historical landmark, and stopped at over 30 locations, including Harris Hotel and Pioneer Park.
Patrons explored the little known history of Kansas City’s oldest establishment, Westport. The adventure culminated with a tour of the Harris-Kearney House given by the Westport Historical Society.
If you are a Facebook user and a movie fan, the movie The Social Network may be for you. The film features an ensemble cast, and is a drama about the founding of the internet social networking website Facebook.
Come join us Saturday, October 23 from 2pm – 4pm while we throw a Pink Party to support Breast Cancer Awareness. We will play Bunko, hear professionals talk about early detection, and visit with a survivor’s panel. There will be snacks, door prizes, and chair massages.
I came across a cookbook the other day that I just had to take home. In The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, Ree Drummond offers beautiful photography and step by step instructions for cooking some good country comfort food. She also includes some charming stories of her life on an Oklahoma ranch with her "Marlboro Man", her four children, and various animals.
Have you ever thought about the sacrifices that our service men and women have made during times of war, and wanted to know more about their lives? How they lived, what they ate, whether or not they were wounded in battle? Well, now is your chance. The Platte City Branch will host the annual Veterans Salute on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.