Every year around this time, you can see people in sort of a daze. Not everyone mind you, just a few rather disheveled types wandering around chewing their lips and looking off into space as if they were thinking about the nature of the universe.
Well, they are. You see these people are writers, and they are spending these last two weeks of October thinking of the novel they are going to write from start to finish during the month of November.
Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) will host its annual Veterans Salute from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. This free event to honor American veterans will be hosted by the Platte City Branch of MCPL.
I was looking over the library’s databases and started looking into America the Beautiful. It has so much information to choose from. I've learned quite a bit about the different states that make up our America. There is a map you can click onto that shows various facts, pictures, the history of the state, geology, culture, and much more. It is an enjoyable database. So, if you are interested in our America, this is for you.
The Antioch branch has a first-rate selection of newspapers. The newspapers are definitely being used as each week they are mixed up and out of order. Sometimes the entire collection is left sitting on the floor. Many people photocopy newspaper articles, and sometimes customers cut out the articles they want. This should not happen, but it does. The most popular ones are USA Today, Kansas City Star, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and St Louis Post Dispatch.
Fall is in the air at Buckner. The Buckner Branch is bringing Fall inside with this beautiful wall mural displaying a forest scene in full autumn color. The mural is being painted by Jackie, one of Buckner's staff.
It's that time again, Teen Read Week 2010 runs from October 17th - 23rd. How are you going to celebrate? The theme this year is Books With Beat @ your library. The theme is to promote music books, audiobooks, poetry, and more! To get some great suggestions for titles, check out YALSA's (Young Adult Library Services Association) website.
Have a Howling Good Time At the Red Bridge Branch!
Looking for something to do the day before Halloween? Come on by the Red Bridge Branch for our annual Halloween Party! Put on your costume, and spend a hour of fun with Miss Susan! There will be games, treats, and fun times for everyone!
The party starts at two and lasts until three. Still plenty of time afterward to pick up a few books to read on Sunday while you’re waiting for the trick-or-treating to start!