We’ve had quite a few people ask about the Blue Ridge Branch’s Children’s Book Club over the summer months, and now that we’re post Summer Reading Program it is back up and running! This book club is for 4th -6th graders, so if you or anyone you know fits the bill, it meets on the second Saturday of every month.
Take a trip back in time to the year 1962 and look at life through the eyes of two black maids. How can life be so complicated and filled with incongruence's in the rules that define their town and their times?
The Film + Travel series found in our 900s non-fiction book section is an awesome resource for a virtual excursion: dubbed as "traveling the world through your favorite movies", the series by Museyon Guides, contains three titles thus far:
A trip to the library is a first class ticket to books that bring us as close as we can get to actually visiting in different parts of the world. Here is a list of seven books that should whet your appetite for adventure.
Looking for something fantastic to read? Wishing someone would listen to your opinions about which books are the best books? Have I got good news for you! The next four weeks mark voting time for the annual Teens’ Top 10 List.
MCPL has a wonderfully, diverse selection of cookbooks, ranging from simple, economical, nutritious meals to wildly indulgent (maybe even decadent) desserts. But did you know that one can find recipes in some works of fiction?
We are gearing up for a new school year and you are not going to want to miss the fun activities planned for this fall. We'll be meeting every Thursday at 1 p.m., so mark your calendars!
September 2, 2010 Ice Cream Social and Get to Know You Games: In September of 1903, Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for the ice-cream cone. Celebrate his tasty accomplishment by making your own ice cream-in-a-bag.
As a teenager, I began five successful hobby businesses, just by browsing the shelves at my local MCPL. When I was a teenager, I worked at the library putting books away. One day, I stumbled on a book about breeding cockatiels for fun and profit. I had a pet cockatiel and decided to follow the book’s instructions to buy a mate for her and build a nesting box. That bird laid eggs right away, and my flock of pets grew. For years after that, I raised hand fed baby birds which fetched a premium at the local pet stores.