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.
Come check out our new displays. Enjoy a ride through the Wild West with all the exciting books. Are you looking for an exciting book by a female Author? We have a whole display to choose from. The Grain Valley Branch has all types, from Romance to Mystery, its whatever you prefer.
It's that time again for our weekly storytime to start. It's a new season and we have new themes and exciting activities. September's theme is "Storytime Down on the Farm." Storytime is Wednesday at 10 am.
Internet 101 is a beginner’s guide to navigating the internet. This one-on-one class teaches the basics to the internet. Classes are by appointment only. Please call or visit the front desk to set up an appointment.
The Raytown Branch is home to a well seasoned staff ready to help make your visit meaningful and pleasant. Susan Haley, our Branch Manager has been our manager for 10 years. Previously, she was at the South Independence Branch, as well as libraries in Kansas City Kansas, and Brooklyn, New York. Todd Hembree is the Assistant Manager, and has been at the Raytown Branch many years.
Music Review: Tim McGraw @ the Sprint Center June 27th
The lights dim in the Sprint Center and Phil Collins’ In the Air Tonight blares through the speakers. The screams of the women in attendance fill the air with the realization that the man in the tight shirt and signature black cowboy hat was about to take the stage. Excitement and urgency flow through me as I wait for the show to start. The lights dim even more as the song crescendo’s to a heart pounding drum solo. Screams abound; cameras are turned on and steadied for the first of many photos to be taken. Finally, the song ends and a few minutes later
You can't beat free! This is one of our bulletin board displays at the MCPL Weston Branch. Our branch has a variety of reading materials for you to enjoy. Actually, there are 11,390 books in our adult fiction collection, including large print books. Our adult nonfiction collection has 13,735 books in it. All free and ready to be checked out.
I don't know how it happened. One day, I was minding my own business, working my way through various parts of Young Adult Literature, enjoying the company of a boy wizard and his friends, and revisiting Narnia... all of a sudden, I stop, look around, and vampires have suddenly replaced wizards, aliens, and even managed to suppress a troupe of flying kids brought to us courtesy of James Patterson.