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!
You can't put it in your pocket, but there's just something about a falling star that makes you feel awed. Prepare yourself to be amazed at the night sky on August 12 and 13. The Perseid meteor shower is coming!
Recently, I had the chance to talk with Dan Eaton, lead singer of Queens Club. Queens Club was recently on the cover of Ink Magazine and their first album Young Giants came out on Tooth and Nail Records earlier this summer.
How long has Queens Club been together? - Queens Club has been together roughly 2 1/2 years now, we've been touring for about 1 1/2 of those years.
Vampires. . . what is our fascination with them? They are charismatic, relentless in their pursuits, captivating, and strong. In fact, in another context, they might make good leaders and interesting people to know. So, now that I’ve been hooked by the Twilight series, where do I go from here? Well, my personal journey led me to sample a few other series, none of which really captured my attention. Then, a friend suggested the P.C.
Summers have always been Corie's favorite time of year. She could leave her little village behind and embark on adventures with her sister at Castle Auburn, spending time with Prince Bryan and her uncle Jaxon. All that is about to change, though. Corie returns to the castle only to find out that almost no one is who she once thought they were. Uncle Jaxon is a slave trader who keeps wealthy houses full of Aliora slaves. Her sister Elisandra has become engaged to the prince. And Corie's carefree life is about to come crashing down.
Many times, customers come in to the MCPL Weston Branch and ask us what we are reading. As we all don’t work at the same time, I thought I would conduct a survey to see just what it is my fellow Mid-Continenters are reading. To make it more fun, I have added little personal tidbits about the staff.
Phonological Awareness is one of the most difficult skills for children to master. It is the ability to break words into smaller pieces and to be able to play with those individual sounds. It is also being able to understand how those sounds work together.
Have you ever tried to read a Japanese Manga? They’re confusing and quite different from everything you’re used to. Instead of reading left to right in a sensible, comfortable manner, you’re reading from right to left, which, for most people, is completely disorienting.
The new school year is quickly approaching and with it comes a fresh crop of brand new readers. Nothing is more exciting than learning to read and every student's success depends on their reading ability. Whether you are looking to help your new reader with extra practice at home or teach them to read yourself, we have a new resource at the library that might help.