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  • Winter Reading: If You Are a Fan of Outlander

    Our Winter Reading Program runs the month of February, and we want to help you Find Your Story. Throughout the month, both in the library and on our blog, we’ll be highlighting some of the various reader fandoms. If your fandom is Outlander, check out the following books to see if they match your interest in the popular series.

  • How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller

    Matilda Macaroni’s food fussy parents will only eat six things that are either take-out, frozen, or prepackaged.  After tasting Grandma Macaroni’s jambalaya, Matilda is willing to sample sushi and pork paprikash.  Matilda’s newly opened palate will no longer allow her to eat only nuggets and noodles at home. With the help of grandma, she begins… Read more »

  • Emotional Intelligence

    Through play, kids can learn about emotional intelligence, or how to process their feelings and share them in constructive ways. Books like Three Grumpy Trucks by Todd Tarpley can start a conversation about the best way to play and express oneself.

  • Creativebug, Our New Web Resource

    MPPL is now subscribing to Creativebug, developed by JOANN Fabrics as a crafty version of Lynda.com. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, or are just looking for ideas, Creativebug is there to inspire and instruct. You will find thousands of video tutorials on all kinds of crafts including sewing, knitting, decoupage, stenciling, meditative art… Read more »

  • Book Discussion Questions: Born a Crime

    The story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.

  • Are You Ready For Some Financial Football?

    Already missing your weekly pigskin fix? Well, you can hang on a bit longer AND increase your financial literacy with this new game from Visa and the NFL! They’ve teamed up to help teach financial concepts with Financial Football, a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them money management skills. The fall 2018 release… Read more »