MRRL's Tech Time With Nikki

Need help with your new gadget? Have a question about how to create a document on your laptop? Want to get some one-on-one training on a computer topic? Make a reservation to talk to Nikki today! Spots are limited and it is first-come, first-served!!

Congress.gov

Looking for information on the Legislative branch of the U.S. Government? Congress.gov, a service of the Library of Congress, is here with all the information on the Legislature you could ever want. Check out the video below for a quick introduction to what you might find at this new site!

Jodi Chromey Rediscovers Her Library

At the website BookRiot, Jodi Chromey talks about the joy of rediscovering her library after getting shamed into getting a library card. Like most people, she'd stopped using the library after college and she hadn't yet had kids (which often bring people back to the library).

National Book Award Finalistst Are Out

This short list of finalists for the National Book Awards includes five titles each in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature. The finalists in Fiction and NonFiction are:

Fiction

New Artist Featured In The MRRL Art Gallery

Joey Crider, a local artist, is the latest to be featured in the MRRL Art Gallery. Located on the second floor of the main library, the Gallery showcases local art and artists on a rotating basis. Joey's work will be around for a couple of months, so stop by and see some of the beautiful pictures hanging at your library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Our Award Winning Library Board Member

The Missouri Library Association (MLA) has presented Patricia Schlechte, a member of the Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL) Board of Trustees, with the Virginia C. Young Outstanding Service Award.

 

The award recognizes an individual trustee for exemplary service to libraries in Missouri. Schlechte was given with the award at a dinner on Oct 4 at the annual MLA conference, held in Springfield.

Author Chels Knorr Appreciates Her Library

Author Chels Knorr has written a really lovely essay on why libraries are still important while also taking us on a tour of a library that could very well be your public library. Not only does she appreciate the literature and entertainment that can be found in your average public library, but the patrons as well. This is a beautifully convincing reason to support your library!

Banned Books Week

Murder On Maui

Looking for an edge-of-your seat, exciting, fun time?

Missouri River Regional Library has the answer – “Murder On Maui,” an adult murder mystery at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Main Library, 214 Adams St.

Come with your grass skirts and flower shirts and be prepared to help solve a "murder" mystery.

Teens - looking for volunteer opportunities?

If you can't find a job and need to get some experience for your resume, come check out the list of volunteer opportunities that our Teen Librarian put together! These are opportunities that Teens can do, but they are available for adults, too - so if you feel like giving back to your community, stop by and see what kind of jobs are available for you today!