Join us Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., when we'll discuss Octavia Butler's time travel thriller Kindred at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Dana is a modern black woman, mysteriously and repeatedly pulled back in time from her life in 20th century California to antebellum Maryland. Each time she arrives in the past, she must save the life of Rufus, the son of a cruel plantation owner. With each journey between past and present, Dana is faced with the legacy left by love, hate, and slavery.
Deep in the night, Squeaker, the story time mouse, is searching for the very best books for storytimes. Most of the time, the main character is a mouse. I wonder why? One of his favorite books is called Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh.
Things I've Discovered While Working at the Library, Part 1: How to Go to College in My Car
One of the great things about working at a library is that I come across all sorts of things in our collection, things that I'd never known were out there. I'll be sharing some of my finds with you here in this and future blog posts.
For years, I've toyed, off and on, with having a budget. Recently, I have taken the very serious step of incorporating it into every facet of my life. After reading a long list of self-help books on financial success, saving money, etc., I have a grip on most of the spending.
I am really excited about the new MCPL Website. It truly is a virtual library. Besides the new eye-catching look, the home page offers links to lots of exciting and useful things. It's fun to just "click around" and see where you end up. For example, under "Books, Movies, Music" you can find the most recent additions to the library's catalog, as well as upcoming additions. There is even a list of this week's most popular titles. All of the titles have links to the catalog so you can request them quickly.
Mr. Jim Cosgrove, a.k.a. Mr. Stinkyfeet, was here this week. It was loud and it was awesome. For those who don’t understand the significance of a visit from Mr. Stinkyfeet, let me say that a Mr. Stinkyfeet concert is one of the library’s unofficial holidays. In this case, an unofficial library holiday is defined as an event or slot of time in which people and children are encouraged to pick up instruments and sing very loudly about peanut butter.