How to Use the Advanced Search Feature to Find What You Need
Sometimes finding just what you’re looking for at the library is like searching for a needle in a haystack. A catalog search can sometimes return 100’s of records. Recently, I was searching for books related to the theme of “adventure” to use during storytime. Below are the steps I took. Following these steps may help you find what you’re looking for!
Are you familiar with Mo Willems? He writes picture books for the very youngest children to those in primary grades and beyond and for their parents, who will enjoy his sometimes gentle and sometimes boisterous humor.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I believe you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not been affected in some way by this cancer. Check your local branch of MCPL for materials. We have something for everyone, from medical tomes through hysterically funny personal tales. They say humor, or at least your frame of mind, can help with the healing process. I think you would find some very inspirational and informative stories.
Join us at the Antioch Branch, September 27 at 7:00. Mystery - Who done it? Historical, International, Police Procedural . . . What is your preference? Come join us for lively discussions. Refreshments will be served. For September, we are reading:
I was walking through an outdoor art fair this weekend and was impressed by the pretty gourd art one of the vendors had for sale. There were dozens of different shapes and sizes for the gourds, and they were made into a number of interesting items. Some of them were birdhouses. Others were wall hangings, candleholders, beautiful containers and necklaces.
November 2, 2010 is the day for the mid-term election here in Missouri! Are you registered to vote? Have you moved? Either way, it’s no problem! Pay a visit to the Red Bridge Branch where we always have at least one person on staff who can help you update your voter registration or even register you to vote!
At the Antioch Branch, we have some of the best customers in the city. It really is an honor to serve in this community. We have been given hugs, granola bars, plants, and mixed nuts, just to name a few things. We are shown gratitude in a lot of ways.
Staff Pick - Hester: the Missing Years of the Scarlet Letter: a Novel by Paula Reed
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s somber story of Hester Prynne and her love, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, continues with the death of her husband who refused to recognize her and the fatherless daughter, Pearl. The mother and daughter board ship returning to Oliver Cromwell’s Puritanical England where society’s hypocrisy is seen through Hester’s eyes. Events roll one after another as Hester is forced to serve Cromwell using her direct gaze to sift traitors out.
In the small town of Hawkins Hollow, three best friends, Cal, Gage, and Fox go for a sleepover in the woods to celebrate their 10th birthday. While there, they decide to swear an oath and become blood brothers. The oath, plus the mixed blood over the Pagan Stone causes a 300 year old curse to be unleashed.