With the emphasis on health and health care these days, it’s good to know that understandable information on today’s most pressing health and social issues is available to you. MCPL has numerous Health Databases, books, and magazines, which are amazingly simple to access. There you will find a fountain of health and wellness information, from healthy eating and nutritional guidelines, to sites with helpful tools, such as health calculators, how-to-guides, quizzes, and dictionaries.
Are you ready for some football? To mark the beginning of football season, our staff at the Platte City Branch has created a display of football related library materials. We have plenty of books and movies to choose from at the Platte City Branch. Even if we don’t have what you’re looking for here, we’ll get it for you from another Mid-Continent Public Library branch. All of our display items are available for checkout. So, stop by and pick something up today.
It's that time of year again! Yep, school is starting. Be sure to include “mymcpl.org” as part of their school supplies. Our website includes hundreds of research databases, many in areas such as science, history, and geography.
Summer vacations are over, and the fall programming season has begun at the Grandview branch. Every month we have programs for literally all ages, from babies to adults, and every age in between. I'm not sure everyone knows about the programs we offer for adults. At the library, we believe people should never stop learning and we like to offer as many different opportunities for learning as we can at every age, including adults.
My mother was right, "the older you get, the faster time goes". The cooler mornings, and books being placed on hold tell me that Autumn is in the air. Didn't I just take down the fall decorations only to get ready to put them out again? I've seen some fun, fall books come across the checkout desk, so I thought I'd share a few with you.
It was an intervention - my husband came home yet, again with another DVD purchased at a local store. His habit was getting so bad that he could no longer remember which DVDs he had purchased, and he was becoming a repeat offender. "Stop!" I yelled, "I can get recently released DVD's from the library and it's free!" At first he did not believe me, but now each day when I arrive home, he asks if there are any DVDs in my book bag.