The Raytown Library Adult Book Group is going to read The Soloist for their August meetings. This is a heartwarming story about a newspaper columnist that finds a musical prodigy, homeless, on Skid Row.
Sometimes the library isn't the quiet place it used to be. It's taken over by programs, decorations, and a general sense of fun. Occasionally, though, the staff needs a break from all the hectic activity. Where does a page go to escape from it all? Somewhere safe and calm, that's where. Especially if he fits in the book drop.
I like sandwiches and salads, especially in the summer when it’s too hot to cook and I’m too tired to spend time in the kitchen. The deli at the supermarket always has roasted chicken and cooked beef so, if you don’t want to cook, getting a meat at the deli is a fast and easy way to begin. Sandwiches and salads are other ways to lighten up in the kitchen.
We have a large selection of cookbooks that can give you ideas on fast and easy meals. Here are just two that you might like.
Come and meet some new friends at storytime! There are many reasons to attend story time at your library but did you know story times are fun? They also encourage group interaction, and foster a love of reading! Listening to books is known to improve reading readiness skills in children. Research shows that children who are read to and have exposure to books, have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when starting school. Fall storytimes at the Antioch Branch will resume on September 7, 2010. Have fun listening to stories, singing songs and making a simple crafts.
It seems like summer just began, and it is already time for kids to think about going back to school. A new school year means new research papers and new homework headaches. Let your local Mid-Continent Library branch help!
Remember last Christmas when it seemed like EVERYONE had the best hand-made gifts and decorations? These same people didn’t seem hurried, worried, or disorganized. Don’t you wish that was you? It can be! Now is the time to start your hand crafted holiday decorations and gifts. Here at the library, there is a large selection of books that are available to be checked out. You can learn something new or find some exciting patterns and ideas. Just stop in at any branch and get started!
When your child is learning their ABC’s, you may not be aware, but they are abecedarians. What does that mean exactly? According to Dictionary.com, an abecedarian (pronounced ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uhn) is a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet. So next time your child is learning their ABC’s, you can tell them how proud you are of your abecedarian.
I grew up reading adventure stories about boys, and while I enjoyed them, I have been overjoyed at the recent rise in "Girl-venture" stories geared toward teenagers. I just can't get enough of them. If you are looking for a good book to get caught up in, here are a few of my favorites.