The 2010 Summer Reading Program has really heated things up at our branch but we've been keeping cool at the Raytown Branch will lots of great entertainment! Coming up, we've got Mad Science Demonstrates Splash-Tastic Science on Tuesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm. Even people who might not know how cool science can be will be sure to find this program interesting and fun.
You just never know what's going to happen when you attend a program at the library. Goldie, the golden eagle escaped her kennel, and a few wild moments ensued. Don't worry, no small children were carried away! See, YOU should have been here. Operation Wildlife, www.owl-online.org, brought Goldie, and we learned many facts about eagles.
I have a confession. Until two weeks ago, I had never read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I was immediately captured by the characters and Austen’s view of society, manners, and marriage during the Regency period. Mr.
The Blue Ridge Branch offers Film Time every summer. The movies we show are planned for families, day cares, and summer day camps. Film Time will end in mid-August, so if you need a mid-week break from your regular activities, join us on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.
These are the results of a short and totally, unscientific survey of the items Blue Ridge Branch staff members are in the process of reading. Mysteries dominate. Here are the answers to “what’s on your nightstand?”
“I’m not reading anything right now. I’m watching hunting videos!”
Now that I have told you about the Dewey Decimal System, I thought I would describe yet another way to organize a book and media collection. As librarians, we are always searching for better ways to serve you, the patrons and the public. Anything we can do to make your library experience as easy and memorable as possible makes us happy. Several recent additions to help facilitate this ease are the Self-Check machines and the Self Hold Pickup system. Another idea being batted around by many libraries is the "bookstore model" approach to organization.
Melvil Dewey created (and subsquently named after himself) the Dewey Decimal System way back in the late 1800's. A very interesting character (and sometimes not so nice), Dewey wanted a system of classification for libraries that was as simple to navigate as was possible, but still managed to organize the library collection. The result was the Dewey Decimal System. The system has undergone many changes throughout the last 130 or so years incorporating new subjects and inventions (DVD, audio book, and CD).