I’ve been anxiously waiting for the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins for the better part of a year, as I’m sure many of you out there (teens and adults alike) have as well. It officially came out on August 24th, and on Thursday, I got it in at the library. Sweet deal! I couldn’t have been more excited.
Advanced Placement (AP) Literature Class Book Titles
With school starting, students are finding that homework has started in their classes, whether it is in math, Spanish, biology, or English. The library is a great place to come when it is time to do a research paper or to find a much needed book for a particular English class.
Take a look at the selection of music books at your local MCPL library written for musical instruments. What a wonderful opportunity to look at different arrangements of music for guitar, cello, piano...etc, and find a book you would like to purchase before actually buying the music and finding out it isn't quite what you were looking for. Think public library and open a whole new resource for music in your life!!
My daughter and I read every night before bed. Sometimes, we read five books or more, and sometimes we can only manage two. It all depends on how late it is, how tired she is, and how long the books are. Typically, she will choose the books with the most words in them on the nights when I am trying to streamline our reading to accommodate a rational bed time. As with many kids, she often enjoys hearing the same story, time and time again.
The crisp mornings and evenings of late summer signal the transition to autumn. This year's autumnal equinox, according to USA.gov, officially arrives at 11:09 p.m. ET, September 22. Ahhh, Autumn ~ its my favorite time of the year for several reasons. First on the list is the return of football. Soccer just doesn't cut it for me. That's probably politically incorrect of me given the excitement the World Cup generated this year.
Many of us were raised learning that the proper way to read a children’s picture book is from start to finish, and then you’re done. READ from the START (RFTS) turns that assumption on its ear, and shows parents and caregivers how to interact with the books and the children listening to them in a whole new way. This is a free program sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council. Parents and caregivers who attend two sessions (1 ½ hours each), not only learn valuable techniques for sharing books with their children, but also get a set of eight books.
Can’t find that title? You’ve searched the library catalog and it’s just not there. Did you know that there still might be a way to find that hard-to-get item? Try the WorldCat online database! It is among one of our many resource databases that widens the search and expands your chances for locating your item.
Trying to find new ideas on preparing healthier snacks for after school, or for those boring brown bag lunches? MCPL offers a variety of books on healthier snack options. Listed below are some of my favorites:
Who doesn't love turning a boring piece of paper into a work of art?! Recently, Midori Ito Harbison visited the Smithville Branch to teach us some basic techniques. I've always loved origami paper; it's so colorful and bright. Some of the cool stuff we got to make? A samurai hat, a fish, a cool box, a piano with a bench, and of course - a crane!