The Latest Library Life: Famous Female Songwriters, NAMI Reads, Amelia Earhart, and The Three Little Pigs: Rebooted

The latest episode of Library Life lets you enjoy the fascinating stories of songwriters Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Learn more about the community outreach program NAMI Reads. Climb aboard and meet Amelia Earhart. Then, see a new take on the Big Bad Wolf during Super Saturday: Improv Playhouse Presents The Three Little Pigs.

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Discover Book Crossing 2015…C’est très bon!

BookCrossing LOGOBook Crossing is an international, intergenerational reading  program for all ages. We work with our  Sister City, Sèvres, France, to select books by both American and French authors translated into English.

Stop by the book displays on each floor to discover the books chosen this year and pick up one of the selections—there’s something for everyone!

Watch the Library’s Facebook page for Book Crossing updates or to join the discussion. Visit the Book Crossing web page to get details on the books and to read about related programs.

How Did You Take the Library With You? Tell Us With #Libraryinmyhand

Library In My HandWe bet that you will discover an amazing title or service that the Library offers through your mobile device. Stream a movie, read an e-book, or answer your question with an online resource or a chat with a librarian.

We also think that you’ll want to share the news of your discovery. Please do! Use the #libraryinmyhand hashtag to show off what you’ve accessed from your mobile device.

Post your photo to our Facebook page or Twitter account (@MPPLib). Teens, you can also post to our Instagram account (@MPPLTeen).


Library Life: Summer Reading, Echoes of Earth, Recycled Crafts, and Juggling

The latest episode of Library Life features the Summer Reading Program: Read to the Rhythm, detailing how readers of all ages can get in tune and earn prizes for reading from the Adult, Teen, and Youth Services departments, an interview with author, Sue Baugh, who describes her journey to remote areas of the earth, rediscovering the conversations between us and nature, featured in the June 4 program, Echoes of Earth, imaginative crafts created with recycled and repurposed pieces during Create-a-Craft: Earth Day Fun, staff book recommendations, and scenes from Super Saturday: Andy Head’s Wonderfully Wacky Juggling Show, the exhilarating performance featuring dramatic tricks designed for sophisticated kids and silly adults, alike. Click here to watch!