On display at the Midwest Genealogy Center is a collection of replica Revolutionary War flags courtesy of the Kansas City Chapter, Missouri Society of the Sons of the Revolution and the Harry S. Truman Chapter of the Missouri Society, Sons of the American Revolution. Stars and Stripes, the Grand Ole Flag, the Star-Spangled Banner or whatever you call it, the thirteen stripes and fifty stars we know today is not the flag the country used during its battle for freedom. In the Revolutionary War, each colony, each military unit, had its own flag.
Our new Adult Display is Travel the Beaches of the World. It is a display of travel books from the United States to Australia. The books cover three major oceans, the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian, as well as the Caribbean Sea.
Grain Valley Book Club is held on the first Monday of each month. We just finished the book, Civil War's First Blood by James Denny and John Bradbury. Its the story of Missouri during the years 1854-1861.
People Looking for Their Next Favorite Author Find Winners on the MRA Table
For those of you looking for your next favorite author, rest easy because the library has done the hard work for you!
Each month the Raytown branch puts out our most requested titles on a large table right inside the front door. The table is regularly stacked with titles from Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Clive Cussler, and many more.
Since its introduction, many patrons have commented on how good the titles on the MRA (Most requested author) tables are, and we intend to keep it fully stocked with the most popular authors and titles.
All Dani has ever done is steal things. Eighteen-year old Dani has never known a real home, real friends, or going to school. Now her mother has moved them to Heaven, an East coast resort city full of large, old, expensive homes. Dani is responsible for researching the Donaldson home to find out the layout and whether or not there is a security system.
Things are going swimmingly at the library this summer! We hope you are diving into some good books. Kid’s you can earn a plush duck, some ducky binoculars, or an art kit for reading this summer!
If you need help finding some good reads this summer we will be happy to recommend our favorites. Come in and check our books displays; Beach Reads; Author of the Month, Larry McMurtry and Children’s Authors, Richard Scarry, David McPhail and Eric Carle to name a few.
Do you love summer, but hate the really hot, really humid days? Perhaps you hate to sit around and wait for it to get cooler without having something to do. Here are some things you could try. If you really like to read, here are a couple of titles that might get your mind off of what's happening outside.