Join us for the Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Veterans Salute at the Platte City Branch Library on Saturday, October 23rd. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 am. This year’s program will feature exhibits of historic memorabilia, vintage military vehicles, a weapons demonstration, a World War II reenactment, a veterans’ roundtable discussion, and more. For more information, contact the Platte City Branch Library at 816-858-2322.
Have you ever wondered what word would replace like or cool in a conversation with a teenager? Do you just plain love words? Are you studying for the ACT, GRE or want to improve your vocabulary? Want to participate in the Spelling Bee or win at Scrabble?
Maybe you're like I used to be. You get into great conversations with people about new books, and you find yourself jotting down titles and authors onto napkins and the backs of receipts. Later you find these crumpled scrawlings and wonder "What was so great about that book again?".
My son challenged me the other day. Really, he's always been a challenge, but I'll save those stories for another day. He asked me "Why do you read?" My first reaction was to tell him for entertainment, of course. Nothing wrong with that. But he wants to go deeper. "What was the last book that you read?" Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.
It’s time again for the Platte County Fair! What an exciting time for adults and children alike. The 147th Annual Platte County Fair opened on July 21st and will run through July 24th. It takes place at the fairground in Platte City (exit 18 or 20), off Interstate 29. There are lots of fun events planned including the following: demolition derby, mud-a-thon, huge carnival, fiddle and talent shows, a melodrama and nightly musical entertainment. Come visit us at Mid-Continent Public Librar
Ellie was never supposed to know that all those mystical, mythical stories, and legends could be real. She was just going to get through her final year at the boarding school on New Zealand’s South Island and head off to college somewhere.
Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows. - Jimi Hendrix
The performance of the Cool Cats Rock and Roll Accordian Band at Riverside was fun. With an audience ranging in age from a few months to senior citizens, we witnessed toe tapping, hand clapping, free style dancing and singing (remember the song. Y.M.C.A.? )
If you missed this program, we have lots of others coming up. Click here for more programs.
If you're visiting family or just passing through Buckner, MO, stop by the Buckner Branch, one of 30 branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library. Like the people of Buckner, the library staff will greet you with a friendly smile. So come in and sit a spell, read a newspaper or magazine, or just browse through our collection of books, audio books, movies, and music for all ages.
When I was a child, I remember watching the antics of a certain “wascally wabbit” and his friends. Naturally, I had no idea that I was watching some of the same cartoons that my mother watched as a child. I bring this up because this year Bugs Bunny turns 70 years old. The first official Bugs Bunny cartoon was called A Wild Hare. It premiered on July 27, 1940, and was directed by Tex Avery. I say this is the first official cartoon because, while there had been a sort of Bugs Bunny prototype in the late 1930’s, this is the first cartoon in which he was
Binoculars and Art Kits are flying off the shelves at the Grandview Branch these days. We are winding up our Summer Reading Program, and if your child hasn't finish reading his or her 1080 minutes needed to earn their 3 prizes, the time to do so is now. Infants to high schoolers can participate but the program comes to an end July 31st.