What’s green, brown, quick moving, and highly endangered? The illusive Invisible Turtle. These contrary and complex creatures are known to inhabit all sorts of public areas, including supermarkets, Targets, Walmarts… and, you guessed it – libraries. Although, I cannot verify colonies living in all the branches of Mid-Continent, there is a group of at least twenty believed to be lurking here at Red Bridge. Rumors abound of swarms of the reptiles residing in Amazon.com Warehouses and various book stores, but this cannot be confirmed, due to the inconsistency of sightings at these locations.
My wife says that I have a special characteristic that makes me able to enjoy American literature. She calls that characteristic "tolerance". I'm not sure how she got turned off to American writing, and I'm the first to admit that it is not necessarily the best in the world. But for a nation so young, I think we've done alright so far.
Hey teens, ever wish you could add upcoming library programs to your Facebook event calendar? We thought so! That is why we have been creating more teen MCPL pages for you on Facebook. You can check out upcoming events, fun facts about your branch, look at pictures of library regulars, and even get updates from your favorite teen programmers. Not to mention, it's a great way to keep in touch with other cool teens who like the library :)
Antioch Branch on October 11 at 6:30. Fantasy, adventure, mystery. Come and be a part of our Anime Movie Night for teens. In September, we began the original Naruto anime series. Join us in October as we follow the continuing adventures of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
Antioch Branch, October 4 at 6:30. Fantasy, adventure, travel, mystery. What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For September, we are reading:
And the 2009 Winner Is...Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!
The 2010 Building Block Picture Book Award election is being held at your local branch from September 1 through December 31. Children not yet in first grade may vote for their favorite title from the list of nominees. Participating in this election is fun for children, but don’t tell them it’s good for them, too. Pick up the list of nominees and a ballot at your local branch.
Once upon a time, back in the dark ages (you know, before the YouTube, XBox, and cell phones) taking pictures required a mysterious substance called "film". The difference between film and digital cameras was that the photographer only had a limited number of exposures on a roll of film. Film also costs money, both to purchase and to develop.
Jo Ho wowed the audience once again at the North Oak Branch of MCPL. Why do we love her so much, you might ask? Check out her show at one of our branches, and you will see. Her vividly animated expressions, lively presentation, and creative inclusion of the audience draw you in, and you become entranced with her performance. You begin to wish that you were still a kid! Young and old alike enjoy her stories. She brings every subject to life, and makes you want to know more.
Ever wanted to read about strong female characters that you can live vicariously through? Here are a few series that create strong female characters, interesting settings, and a host of situations to get in and out of.