When I was asked to write about my favorite author, I felt it would be impossible to choose just one. I have always enjoyed reading; my earliest memories involve a book. How do I choose just one? Since my favorite books all seem to be historical fiction, I chose Tracy Chevalier, one of several excellent authors of this genre.
There have been reports of missing cheese at the Buckner Branch. From cheddar to swiss, cheese has been disappearing from the break room refrigerator.
Report: Today at 2:30pm, Squeaker the Mouse was caught red handed filching the happy cow cheese in the break room of the Buckner Library. What did he squeak in his defense? “A mouse has got to eat!” Stay tuned to hear more reports on the antics of Squeaker, the storytime mouse.
Picture it. You’re at your local Mid Continent Public Library branch leisurely browsing the latest and greatest on the Most Requested Author display. The phone rings and you hear the otherwise, very nice library clerk answer in her usual cheery tone. Out of the corner of your eye, you see her pause, squirm in her chair, dab her brow, and say under her breath, “Shoot the Da** Dog.
If you are a fan of Home Box Office (HBO) on television, you may have seen a movie that really impressed me! The movie, Temple Grandin, is about a woman who has made great accomplishments in her life, even though she was diagnosed with autism at the age of four years. The movie recently received 15 Emmy nominations! Temple Grandin went to college and earned a doctorate in Animal Science.
Hooray for summertime! It’s time to break out those tank tops, shorts, sandals, and show off that fresh suntan. Why not add a little ‘bling’ by accessorizing your outfit with a hand-beaded necklace and earring set, or maybe an ankle bracelet! The Liberty MCPL has fast and fashionable, easy and basic, simple and pretty, creative and contemporary books that will help you design jewelry that will enhance your summertime attire.
My daughter’s car broke down this week. This made me realize that, like my husband, there are quite a few do-it yourself car repair people out there. I see either you or your significant others coming in to find just the right auto repair manual needed for your particular situation.
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Storytime at MCPL Raytown Branch becomes a little louder and more colorful when we get out the instruments. Keeping time with the changing rhythms of the music is fun for storytimers of all ages. Babies and toddlers can shake pretty shakers and older children can bang red sticks or sand blocks. Music helps children learn to read but for now it's just fun to use them! Come join us at Raytown Branch Storytimes on Tuesdays at 11:00am, Thursdays at 7:00pm or Fridays at 10:00am. See you there!
With today’s economy, who can afford to take the whole family to the movies, a concert, or a play?
Did you know that MCPL offers many programs for your entertainment? And the best part is that they are F-R-E-E(a small fee may apply for supplies for arts and crafts programs). You can get a listing of the programs offered at MCPL’s branches by going to our Events Page. Or visit any of MCPL’s 30 branches and pick up a Beyond the Books brochure. We’d love to see you and remember, MCPL offers more than just books!