Smart phone and Tablet Apps that are useful!

There are a couple of governmental apps - freely available - that might prove to be useful to you, no matter what kind of phone or tablet you carry. The one that struck me as the most useful is the "Ask Karen" app. This application lets you ask any kind of food and food safety question you want and answers you from a pretty impressive database of information. For food safety questions, the app has a real live person available from 10am to 4pm (EST) to answer questions about the safety of your food.

What kind of reader are you?

The Atlantic Wire has an article out now called "What Kind Of Book Reader Are You?". In it, the author explains the types of readers he is familiar with and asks, which one are you? Personally, I'm a multi-tasker. I usually have a couple of print books going and an audio book on the side.

Our New Logo!

It's up! Our new logo can now be found on the main library building! Drive by and see it - then come in and check out a book, movie or some CDs to keep you entertained for the next few days!!

Eric Kuentz Uses His Local Library

Eric Kuentz talks about where to go when the coffee shop loses its magic and you stop being able to write effectively in an article posted earlier this year on the writing blog, Fuel. His suggestion? The library, of course. He talks about how he got his new card and then proceeded to sit and work (without having to buy a coffee every so often) with the result being - greater productivity as an author.

A Ghostly Fundraiser Is Coming!!

Check out the new Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information on the Ghost Tour fundraiser that MRRL's Foundation and the JC Convention and Visitors Bureau will be putting on together on Sept. 22nd, 2012.

RIP Neil Armstrong

We lost a great man over the weekend - astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away at the age of 82.

Google's Crisis Map

You can follow the latest news about Hurricane Issac and where it is forecast to go - as well as what it looks like on the ground where it is right now - using Google's Crisis Map for Issac. If you have loved ones in the path or just want to see how far north this hurricane will go (looks like the effects will  go north of us, if possibly a bit east, too), this is an excellent collection of resources on Issac in map form.

Author Visit: Danielle Stammer

Author event with Joplin Tornado Survivor, Danielle Stammer to discuss her book Singing Over Me

MRRL Staff Geeks...

Geek (verb):

  1. To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for.
  2. To express interest in.
  3. To possess a large amount of knowledge in.
  4. To promote.

Library staff at MRRL geek lots of things - here are just a few!

Kira, Reference Coordinator geeks Art Dolls

Madeline, Reference/Programming Librarian geeks coffee and fine chocolate

Rachel, Circulation clerk geeks Penguins