Today while I was helping a teen looking for a book, I overheard her brother telling her that she could get the book's audio version by purchasing it with "Mom’s account and she’ll pay for it". He had recently purchased one and paid $10. Wow, I thought to myself, they could benefit by using Overdrive. I apologized for over hearing their conversation, and told them about our Overdrive database.
Mid-Continent Public Library has a wonderful collection of picture books. One of my new favorites is a book titled The Flower Man by Mark Ludy. It is a wordless book. However, the pictures paint a very sweet and rich story about how a small gesture can have a huge impact on an entire community.
We have this really handy computer in the middle of the Blue Ridge Branch that has one important role: it lets you tell us what you think about the library. The great thing about this computer is that while it won’t let you sign onto the Internet, you have the ability to (without battling the potential Internet waiting list) take a survey, which will be sent to Mid-Continent Public Library headquarters. It gets to the people at the top.
Yes, the holidays are just around the corner. If you are like me, I’m never as prepared as I would like to be. I've discovered some very helpful books with super ideas for parties and entertaining at the Liberty branch.
Learn to Tat with Wilma K. is one of the most requested adult programs ever offered at the Edgerton Branch. So for all of our tatting enthusiast, the new book, Tatting Jewellery by Lyn Morton, is coming to the library shelves near you! Check out this trendy twist to the old fashioned art of stitching heirloom lace.
When the transmission went out on my husband’s Ford Ranger, we didn’t know what to do. The shop wanted nearly $2000 and we just could not afford it at the time, besides the fact that the truck was only worth about $1400. My husband was able to find a place that would fix the transmission for $300 if he could bring them just the transmission. When he told me about this situation, I told him he should check the databases through mymcpl.org.
The third annual Let Your Skeletons Dance Lock-In at the Midwest Genealogy Center is scheduled for Friday, 29 October. Participants will be allowed to stay after closing from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Join us for an evening filled with barbecue, fun, prizes, mini-classes, and research!
Jeff Winston has had an average life. He and his wife Linda haven’t been able to have children, but they have spent the last twenty years together. In 1988, when Linda calls Jeff at work to talk, Jeff suddenly suffers a heart-attack. He feels the excruciating pain; he feels as if he’s fading away. Then, he feels himself breathe into nothingness and death, but how can he feel if he is dead?