Have you ever wanted to impact those around you? Maybe, you’re interested in service hours for school but you're unsure how to go about it? Have you considered your local library as a place to do all of this? I just might have an opportunity worth checking out!
Every summer, we headed to Arkansas to see Grandma, Grandpa, and the extended family. There were so many fascinating things to occupy a child’s mind: Strip-pits for swimming, long walks down dusty roads, and lightening bug jewelry. Now, the grandkids get together and ask, "Do you remember?" Some of the bits and pieces that come back: Grandpa carrying a revolver to the Coal Miner’s Union meetings; dishes that came on the ship from Germany with his grandmother; the mule that tore the front porch off the house. That’s all, just bits and pieces.
I am pleased to report the new Nexus 7 and Mid-Continent Public Library work well together. I installed MCPL's Android app and it allows me to access the Library's website, check out and renew books, and place items on hold. Online Resources are also accessible. Additionally, I installed and used OverDrive, the app used to access eBooks and audiobooks, with no problems.
Fraught with emotional peaks and valleys, epiphanies of self-discovery, and crushing disappointments, this incredible documentary film follows three teams of dedicated dancers as they endure months of practice preparing for the biggest ballroom dance competition of their lives. The nail biting, edge-of-your-seat scene in the final round of the competition left me breathless!
Now, imagine all that intensity, all that dedication… with fifth-grade dancers.
I’m a big fan of historical fiction, especially if it’s based on royal figures in British history. Phillipa Gregory’s books are right up my alley. I have steadily been making my way through her Cousins' War series, which is set during England’s War of the Roses. I just finished The White Princess, which I read in a day, and now I am left wanting more!
Did you know the Library was ninja? This summer, while you were reading up a storm and logging your books for the teen Summer Reading Program, your name was being entered for a chance to win 1 of 6 Kindle Fire HD eReaders. Make no mistake about it, reading this summer has paid off for 6 lucky teens. Let me be the first to congratulate:
We all know how the story goes. There’s an evil witch who casts a sleeping spell on Snow White who awakes when kissed by Prince Charming. The same is true for sleeping beauty; Rapunzel is trapped in a tall tower saved by Prince Charming’s heroics. Finally, Cinderella hooks up with Prince Charming only through the help of a fairy godmother.