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.
Did you know that you have this information available to you in your home 24/7? That's right!
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.