War Bonds: the Songs and Letters of World War II at the Midwest Genealogy Center last year was quite a hit, and it is coming back to MGC this fall. War Bonds, presented by EbzB Productions, is a multi-media musical journey through a war that redefined the world. By watching several couples in the audience at last year’s production and their response to the songs and dialog, the program hit sentimental as well as soft spots in their hearts.
Do you know what fado, reggae, klezmer, gospel and world fusion have in common? They’re all music genres! MCPL’s online research database, Contemporary World Music, has tens of thousands of music tracks that will take you "around the world" musically.
I just had an interesting question from a patron that's been coming up a lot lately- "what's with the 14-day holds?". The Kearney staff knows it's not easy to read five items in fourteen days, especially if you've got other things to do during that same time frame. But, we wanted to let you know that there are options.
Did you know you can suspend your holds? It's really easy, and while you'll step out of the virtual line for a bit, you'll be put right back into place when you're ready. Just follow these steps:
Trick-or-Treat Costume Party at the Edgerton Branch!
Come join in our Halloween fun at the Edgerton Branch! We’re having our annual Trick-or-Treat Costume Party on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10AM. Come dressed in your Halloween costume, and go trick-or-treating to several local businesses with us and your friends!
We will be reading some Halloween books, making fun Halloween crafts, playing games, and of course, TRICK-OR-TREATING!! So, come dressed in your costume, and get ready for some Halloween fun!
Living within a super tight budget has definitely been eased by MCPL’s continually expanding collections and access to WorldCat. I can acquire the newest books, audio selections, and DVDs. There are formats for any situation, and I always keep a wide variety in my personal MCPL collection. Would I like to listen to a CD while I’m driving around, doing my errands? Perhaps, I might take a book or the magazine I wanted to browse through to my dentist’s visit. So many choices!
Whenever I remember my small hometown library, I remember a lovely, two-story, Greek revival, white terra cotta, stone building built at the turn of the Twentieth Century. It was like going back in time, and it stirred the imagination. Until I got my driver’s license, I waited for my ride home after school at this fascinating building. The librarians were always willing to help me find anything I needed. Their suggestions led me to read books I would never have found on my own. They also seemed as happy as I was to find any material I was asking about.
I'm not a runner. It all seems rather boring and pointless to me. However, I do enjoy running sports like basketball or soccer. It might seem odd, but put some kind of ball in it, and running takes on a whole new meaning of excitement and entertainment. I wonder... could I actually enjoy running? The jury is still out trying to figure that one out.