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.
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.