It’s beginning to look a lot like Krampus, everywhere I go.
In recent years, Krampus has been catching on in the United States, but not in the correct way. There are many movies and books that scratch the surface of our horned friend and blow his reputation out of proportion.
With the holidays upon us, it's time to think about buying presents for our people, right? Some of the best gifts you can give a reader are ones related to authors and titles they love. The following is a list of websites that will help you locate a unique literary or book themed gift idea for the bibliophile in your life. Have fun! Buy a little something for yourself...or perhaps, your favorite librarian?
Dreading the shorter days? Wondering how you will survive the holidays?
Due to elevated mold counts in the Missouri River Regional Library Annex, the Library staff must relocate. The administrative team will be moving to 308 E. High Ste. 208, while the Tech Services, IT, Adult Services, and Teen Services staff will be relocating into previously public spaces and other staff space in the Main Library.
The weather has finally cooled off, pumpkin spice is officially in everything, and Halloween is quickly approaching! We don’t know about you, but this is one of our favorite seasons, and we are celebrating all month long at both branches! Make plans to attend one (or all!) of our programming, and be sure to check out your favorite Halloween-inspired film or book!
Main Library (Jefferson City, MO)
Missouri River Regional Library Wraps Up Summer Reading; Reports Highest Teen Hours Read In History of Program
We’ve made it through Labor Day, school has started, and Missouri River Regional Library has wrapped up Summer Reading! The MRRL Summer Reading program encourages community members of all ages to read through a variety of challenges and earn prizes. Summer Reading kicks off in May, and wraps up in August each year.
This year’s Capital READ title is by Melissa Scholes Young, a Hannibal native who now lives in Washington, DC, and teaches creative writing at American University. She explores the universal theme of escape and going home again in her first novel, Flood.
MRRL offers a variety of crafting programs throughout the year. One of our very popular programs was the recent Silk Scarf Dyeing. If you would like to dye a silk scarf at home, here are the instructions we used at the program!
What was your reaction when your favorite book was turned into a movie? It’s always a nerve-wracking moment when you realize the characters that you pictured in your head could be different than the ones that appear on the screen. Or that your favorite plot point may be left out altogether!
Last year I read the book The Thriving Library: Successful Strategies for Challenging Times. It’s the kind of book library directors read for fun, and it was professionally speaking just the right book at the right time. There was a quote in this book that has stayed with me for well over a year.
What’s the first thing you think of when we say “library”? Our best guess is books, getting shushed, and maybe cats. But the library is so much more! Here are five things you didn’t know (but should!) about your library:
Ditch that Audible subscription, and listen to your audiobooks for free with your library card! We have two different apps that offer both eBooks and audiobooks. So, what’s the difference?
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
I am always drawn to underdog stories. I want to see the little guy make it big and defeat the big dog. Undefeated is definitely an underdog story.