The theme for August’s display is "Get Organized". It has been quite the success so far! Books have been checking out constantly, and we’re replacing them just as fast for your feasting eyes.
Stop by the library to browse the display and all other books and materials on organization. We have everything from the obvious home organization, to life organization, to organizing subjects such as living wills, weddings, and cover letters.
How can the Blue Ridge branch library help you “Get Organized” this summer?
In the style of Janet Evanovich, Marshal Karp has a series starring LAPD detectives, Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs. This suspenseful and hilarious series begins with Rabbit Factory - a man dressed as Rambo the Rabbit is slain in Familyland, a second class Disneyland.
Do You Really Have to Finish a Book You've Started?
In the past, I had always operated under the principle of finishing a book, even if it was horrible, simply because I had already started it. It seems like such an absurd concept now, but I’m sure it made some kind of moral sense to me at the time. Maybe, I felt some sort of responsibility, similar to that felt during my school days. An assignment was given and must be completed. I had assigned myself to read this dreadfully long and unengaging paperweight of a novel, and I was therefore committed to finishing it.
Stumped for Ideas for Books Your Child Might Like to Read?
Parents often have trouble finding books that might interest their children. Luckily, 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Uphas recently arrived at the Colbern Road Branch. The best thing about this book is that each chapter has book suggestions for a specific age range. Classics and recently released books are all here.
When I was busy working, curling up with a good book was a luxury. Luckily, a friend and fellow bibliophile gave me the audiobook Tears of the Giraffe. I was hooked! A new and rewarding dimension of books opened to me.
You’ve read the whole Twilight series five times, can recite entire chapters by heart, and seen all of the movies (at midnight showings on the first day they came out). The anticipation of waiting for the final book in the Vladimir Tod series to finally come out is slowly killing you. You eat, drink, sleep, and breathe vampires, but you still just can’t get enough. What to do? What to do?
Chief Meteorologist, Bryan Busby has been working at KMBC-TV since 1985. In that time, he has established himself as one of Kansas City’s favorite weathermen. In addition to forecasting the weather, Busby has proved to be something of a polymath, having established himself as both a concert timpanist and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony. Recently, I had the chance to interview Mr. Busby about the historical significance of last week’s heat wave, our weather’s legendary mood swings and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Help: a Unanimous Favorite Read of the Raytown Staff
The New York Times bestseller for 60 weeks, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, was chosen as a “best seller” among Raytown staff as well. In Jackson, Mississippi, 1962, Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college, and, anxious to become a writer.