What a boost to come to work and be greeted by such beautiful roses and lilies. Our library has experienced a landscape renewal in the past couple of years that has added more color to our environment. Though the roses are simply beautiful, we have yet to identify the variety pictured here. Perhaps you can tell us what they are?
If you are looking for a congenial group to discuss interesting books, you are welcome to join our book club. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. Our selection for July is Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo*.
Has this ever happened to you? You walk in to the library, see all the rows of books and you are overwhelmed by the amount of books you will have to look through to find the one you want. Here’s some information that might just help you narrow down your choices very quickly. I recently read an article in Public Libraries magazine by Liz McLaine. She shared something that caught my eye.
Are your children nagging you to go see a movie this summer? One that all of their friends have seen and are raving about? Many popular movies are based on books. A great experiment and eye opener to try with your children is to read the book aloud or have them read the book before seeing the movie. Your children will appreciate the book and love reading more than ever before!
What’s not to love about Friday? It’s the end of the traditional work week with the weekend in sight! I’m not a fan of the hot and humid weather, so I’ve decided to stay in this weekend and chill out with a good book!
The Raytown Teen Book Club met at the Raytown Branch at 3:15 on June 8. The book discussion for June was Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney. We had an attendance of nine. We started the group out with writing their names in Greek. Denise Bozikis, our very own library staff employee, was a special guest speaker. She is a native from Greece.
After hearing about this title from numerous librarians, I finally placed it on hold and started reading it. After reading a number of Teen novels in the last few years I was not expecting the harsh adult tones, ideas, and language that permeated the book. And I loved it!