With all the construction around town right now, I have a sure-fire way to beat the traffic. Audiobooks!!!! I have a 45 minute drive to work everyday and it really helps the ride seem less tedious. Not only do I get to hear a great story, some of the narrators are so great, I don’t think it would matter what they read, I would listen to it.
July is—perhaps—the most American of all months. Flags wave, fireworks explode, and John Phillips Sousa marches through our hearts all summer long. Here at the Lone Jack Branch, we’re doing our part to celebrate July with a book display called American Lives. The books in this display are historical fiction written for Juveniles and Young Adults, and together they present a patchwork of experience as diverse as America herself. If you are interested in a glimpse of other American Lives, we humbly recommend any of the following titles.
Why Are We Still Looking for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and its subsequent series) is now one of the best selling books of all time. Practically every other person comes into the library searching for it, and now there is not only 1, but 2 movies based on it.
Inspirational or religious fiction seems to have been increasing in popularity for the last several years. Characters in these books often go through a difficult time in their lives, or deal with a change of some kind. They are brought through the hardship and learn life lessons by help and support through friends, family, and a higher power.
One of the many popular programs at MCPL Liberty Branch included American Celebration with Face Painting Paradise. This program was held on July 1st and eager children had their faces painted with fun and patriotic designs.
Audience members enjoyed and celebrated Independence Day at the library. Staff members shared patriotic stories, slides, and violin music while children anxiously waited to have their faces painted.
Join us at the Platte City Branch on Monday, August 2nd for a performance by Kansas City’s own award-winning kid-rocker Jim Cosgrove, Mr. Stinky Feet. The show will begin at 7:00 pm. Each of Mr. Stinky Feet’s six recordings has earned a national parenting award, including four Parents’ Choice Awards and two Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Awards.
The Mid-Continent Public Library: Still Cheaper Than Netflix, Blockbuster, RedBox…
The Mid-Continent Public Library has an incredibly diverse collection of videos. It’s like a free buffet at a casino with tens of thousands of choices. If you like donuts, we have them. If you want steak, here is a fork. If you want steak and donuts...
Want a gripping, fast paced, suspense read? Overton Window by Glenn Beck, might be the book for you. It deals with the current political, behind-the-scene actions of those in power who manipulate public opinion toward their own goals.