Q. What team first became known as the “clown princes of basketball”?
A. The Harlem Globetrotters.
They played their first game on January 7, 1927, in Hinckley, Illinois, before a crowd of 300. They combined outstanding basketball talent with crowd-pleasing jokes, games, and skits. In 1985, Llynette Woodard, an All-American at Kansas, became the first woman to play for the Globetrotters.
Now that school has begun, I want to remind parents of our Kindergarten through 3rd graders that we have an extensive Reader section. They are located between the picture books and the juvenile fiction. The books are divided into Readers 1, 2 & 3. These books cover:
How do you choose which fiction book to read? Some people have favorite authors. Some people like specific genres. I like to read fiction books based on locations, such as Hawaii or Australia. We have books that feature locations, such as The Spoils of Eden by L.L.
"Without music, life is a journey through a desert." Pat Conroy
Create your own oasis!
Riverside Branch has a great selection of music CD's available for checkout. Did you know that we also have sheet music that can be checked out? Whether you are just learning to play an instrument or want complex classical music, come check us out. Sheet music can be found in Adult Non-Fiction, Dewey classification numbers 782 through 787.
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.