The Blue Springs North Branch is excited about hosting the Dome Theater on Monday, July 12 and Saturday, July 17th. The Dome Theater shows museum quality films on a variety of topics. Some of the films to be shown at the Blue Springs North Branch include the Dinosaur Prophecy, the Titanic, the Dead Sea and Pink Floyd's The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. Most shows start on the half hour running from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Monday and 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The world of Wonderland just gets curiouser and curiouser. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been a smash hit every since its first publication in 1865 and such characters as the Mad Hatter, Cheshire C
Did you know? (Don’t you just love commentary that starts with that question? It naturally assumes that you probably don’t know. It also assumes that someone else does know. And finally, it assumes that you want to know). Alas, tradition is hard to break. So here goes . . .
A good beach read is not necessarily great literature, but a fast paced, entertainng book that is easy to pack up with your sunscreen and beach towel. Try one of these the next time you head for the beach, lake, or swimming pool:
Mid-Continent Public Libraries has access to an overwhelming amount of databases that most of our lovely patrons know very little about. Being that MCPL's specialty is genealogy (Thank you Midwest Genealogy Center), one very useful but slightly unknown resource is the Archive Finder database.
If children in your home have had trouble staying in bed because it was still so light outside, there is hope for you. Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the turning point when all the days start getting shorter and kids stay in bed a little more easily. But it's not just about bedtimes. A solstice is a perfect time to introduce those non-sleepy kids to some basic astronomy and broaden their perspective on the universe.
There’s still plenty of time to Make a Splash or Make Waves at your local Mid-Continent Public Library branch! If you haven’t already registered, you can do it on our website or at your nearest branch. The program is set up in a new format this year. Instead of reading twenty or ten books per list, just six hours of reading earns you or your child a free book! After nine hours of reading, you or your child can select the following in place of a book:
I don’t know about you but I get tired of cooking and eating the same old, same old week after week. As much as I enjoy dining out, it isn’t always the best choice for my budget. I decided to get creative and check out a cookbook at the MCPL Liberty Branch this week and plan at least three different meals to make for next week. My main problem will be choosing a cookbook to check out. Did you know there are over 2,000 titles at the Liberty branch alone?
I’m extremely impressed with MCPL’s research database subscriptions! I especially enjoy the website’s Books & Reading link. With 15 children's and adult databases to choose from, there is something for everyone. My favorite is the Books & Authors database. I can search my favorite book titles and find other books with similar subjects, settings, time periods, or main characters.