Read It Watch It

Read It Watch It

Join film critic Robert Butler to discuss film adaptations of novels that complement the 2015 Winter Reading Challenge.

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Smartphone Apps for Better Health

Smartphone Apps for Better Health

Find out how smartphones apps can impact your health.

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Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

Read 5 books in 2 months to earn a prize! Starts January 15!

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Type-to-Text Communication

Type-to-Text Communication

Thanks to a new grant, each branch now has type-to-text communication devices for face-to-face conversations.

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News and Views

Money Smart Month 2015

April brings with it many familiar celebrations — April Fools' Day, Easter, Earth Day, and Tax Day. In Kansas City, April is also Money Smart Month. Yes, I realize that April is still a while away, but I wanted to go ahead and tell you about some of the awesome ways you can use the Library to become "money smart."

Crystal Ball: Books to Look Forward to in 2015

Each month, the Collection Development Department alerts you to new and forthcoming materials.

“I think Divination seems very woolly,” says Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “A lot of guesswork, if you ask me.” She’s absolutely right, as far as the MCPL Collection Development Department is concerned. A book still being written in January might become a surprise hit in the fall. A highly-anticipated summer thriller might turn out to be a flop. A publication date might change.

2015 Winter Reading Challenge

Just a few days remain until the kickoff of the 2015 Adult Winter Reading Challenge! Are you ready? This year's theme is Adventure Awaits You.

For the Love of Reading

Do you know what it takes to become an Eagle Scout? Andrew sure does. Just 4 short months away from his 14th birthday, he is already doing big things. Andrew is a student at Bingham Middle School in Independence, Missouri. In January, he’ll become an Eagle Scout for the Blue Elk chapter of the Heart of America Council, Troop #1446.

Best of 2014: What You Might Have Missed

Each month, the Collection Development Department brings you books, movies, and other great items you might have missed.

You already know about the 2014 big releases: Taylor Swift’s album 1989, the smash-hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy, the deliciously twisted young adult novel Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page, and the crime novel The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, a.k.a. J.K. Rowling.

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30% (56 votes)
3-5 hours
21% (39 votes)
5-8 hours
15% (27 votes)
8+ hours
20% (37 votes)
Total votes: 185

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