World history has a gaping hole. There exist few well-known women in a world of documents, literature, and bardic traditions that placed men in the forefront of action, science, and renown. The women who did make their way into the history books are known to different degrees depending on how much fame they received over time.
Since 2006, I've led a book discussion group called Fiction at Noon with my coworker Kathy (now retired). We are lucky to still have most of the original participants and have added new friends along the way.
This year, we proposed a year of mystery to the groups and, as a result, have read the works of several good mystery writers. Two of my favorites this year have been "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz and "Test of Wills" by Charles Todd.
The deadline to register for the August 4th election has passed, but if you have registered, all of the information you might need for voting in the age of Covid-19 is below from www.vote.org. Of course, this information will apply to the election on November 3rd as well, and you can register for that election until October 7th.
As part of a partnership with Missouri River Relief, a non-profit dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River, Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City will offer families the opportunity to build an understanding of their local watershed while also learning ways to make a difference in their neighborhood.
I grew up in a small Kansas town and on the surface, my childhood seemed normal. However, it wasn’t even close to normal. Starting when I was in second grade, I was bullied by students from the high school. My father was the principal in charge of discipline, and when kids got into trouble, they took it out on me. This lasted through my middle school years.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri River Regional Library summer reading program is being simplified, and the reading log is moving online, via READsquared. Online registration and logging on READsquared is a simple process, and is accessible via web browser, Apple app, or Android app.
Missouri River Regional Library will begin the process of reopening physical locations over the next 3 weeks. The Library staff and board will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates as needed moving forward. As of May 13, 2020, the reopening plan is as follows:
Remember what it felt like when you received your very first library card? Like me, maybe you were seven or eight years old and although you may not have comprehended it completely at such a young age, holding that card in your hand felt like you were holding the whole world!
Library cards have been around for a long time, probably since the 19th century, when it became necessary to register library patrons and to connect those patrons with the books they borrowed.
Missouri River Regional Library will begin the process of reopening physical services in the coming weeks. The Library staff and board will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates as needed moving forward. As of May 4, 2020, the reopening plan is as follows:
When I was a child, I remember my mom keeping an older set of glass Coca Cola bottles in the garage that we got out on occasion to play with. We usually made them musical, filling with water and blowing over them like flutes, or clinking them with spoons. We felt super accomplished if we could fill the water just right to make the notes for an actual tune like “Ro