Summer Camp...or Why I Would Spend 9 Whole Days Sweating Profusely as My Summer Vacation
Ah, summer camp! I'm sure many of you are attending some sort of camp this summer: Boy Scout camp, Girl Scout camp, church camp, band camp, etc. Tomorrow morning I will be setting off for 9 days at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. This is the second year I've returned to Bartle as an adult. The first year I was back, it felt as if I had never left. Being there brings back a lot of memories...
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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.