Author, publishing editor, and RayPec graduate to appear at Belton library

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Author visit: Cheryl Klein
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.
Northern Resource Center – Cass County Public Library
164 Cedar Tree Square, Belton, MO 64012

The Cass County Public Library Foundation is hosting Cheryl Klein for the signing of her book, The Magic Words—Writing Great Books For Children and Young Adults (W. W. Norton & Company). Ms. Klein draws on fifteen years of experience as an editor to create an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Northern Resource Center Library at Cedar Tree Square in Belton.magic-words

Cheryl Klein is the executive editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, where she served as continuity editor on the last two books of the Harry Potter series. She is an experienced speaker on the subject of writing and editing and the author of Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, a self-published collection of speeches and blog posts on the art of editing children’s and young adult books. She is a 1996 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School and the daughter of Alan and Becky Klein.

Ms. Klein will give a short presentation at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served during the evening event. Books will be available for purchase for $18.95 provided by Reader’s World of Lee’s Summit.

 

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Library adds new language database

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Learn a foreign-language on-the-go with the latest Library digital tool: Pronunciator.

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

Pronunciator features:

  • Full-featured apps for all Android, Apple and Kindle Fire devices.
  • Up to 22 months of guided instruction per language or just an 8 week pre-trip immersion
  • Language-learning through the hits of major recording artists, with lyrics.
  • Download any of 4,000 phrasebooks in PDF format and take it with you on your next adventure.
  • Hundreds of hours of audio lessons per course helps you extend your learning offline. Download to your mp3 player or burn to CD for your commute.
  • Interactive full-length feature films, with integrated drills and quizzes.
  • 6-week immersion for frontline healthcare providers to better communicate with patients and their families.
  • Prepare for the real world of language with workplace-specific exercises.
  • Proprietary speech analysis and real-time scoring ensures you are speaking accurately and understandably.
  • 100 videos with interactive exercises to prepare New Americans for the Naturalization Test.
  • Grammar References provide the insights you need to take your learning further, faster.
  • Virtual conversations simulate real-world interaction to an uncanny degree. It’s the closest you can get to speaking face to face with a native.
  • Perfect your pronunciation of tonal languages like Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese with our pitch drill, which uses musical notes to compare your pitch with native speakers.
  • Hop on board video city tours and learn about major sites in style.
  • Fun short films for the youngest learners.

This database replaces Mango Languages. Let us know what you think.

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Food For Fines at the Library

Canned-Goods-storyDo you have late fees at the library?

August is Food For Fines Month.

Through August 31st, bring canned items or dry food items to donate. For each donated item, we will remove $2 of overdue fines from your account. (We cannot remove fees charged for lost or damaged books).

Please make sure the expiration date has not been reached on donated items.

The food will be donated to local food banks.

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Thank you to our Summer Reading Program sponsors!

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Storytime with Ms. Lauren at Northern Resource Center in Belton.

Please support and thank our many sponsors who donated money, resources and their time to bring you special programs and activities this summer. Below are listed the businesses, civic clubs and individuals who contributed to our Summer Reading Program.

Sponsors for the SRP Award Books

  • Peculiar Charitable Foundation
  • Cass County Public Library Foundation
  • Raymore Wal-Mart
  • Wal-Mart Distribution Center

Countywide

  • Pizza Hut Corporation
  • Russell Stover Candies
  • QuikTrip
  • Rhonda Kasper-University of Missouri Extension

Archie

  • Chaldeans Women’s Club of Harrisonville
  • Busy Bee Quilters (Archie Methodist Church)
  • Archie PTO
  • Archie Fall Festival Committee
  • Adrian Bank
  • Melinda & Ross Fulton
  • Tiffany Hentschel
  • James Binkley, DDS
  • City Barber Shop–Wayne Hendrickson
  • Archie First Baptist Church
  • Archie School District
  • Red Tail Ranch
  • Melinda & Ross Fulton
  • Barbara Watts
  • Jewell Hendrickson
  • Archie Volunteers

Garden City

  • Jes Dan’s Creations
  • Garden City Plastics
  • May-Day Tax Service
  • Steve D. Croy State Farm Insurance
  • Bowe Corp
  • Good Shepherd Thrift Store
  • Darrell Myers
  • H & J Mini Storage
  • Cole’s JD Schrock Oil Company
  • Garden City Laundry
  • Lead Bank
  • RC Remodel and Repair
  • Sutherlands Lumber Company
  • Joe’s Tire and Lube
  • David L. Abbott Realty & GC Storage
  • TLC Flower Box
  • Eric’s Rocking C
  • Comfort Solutions
  • Casey’s General Stores
  • Harrisonville Community Center
  • Garden City Aquatics
  • Garden City City Hall
  • Old Cedar Inn
  • Kurzweil’s Country Meats
  • Seven Stop
  • Schlitterbahn
  • April Nourse
  • Hannah Newkirk Photography
  • Tara Carter and Noble
  • Garden City Volunteers

Harrisonville

  • Boutique VII
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Cass Career Center
  • Cass Regional Medical Center
  • Chaldeans of Harrisonville
  • Country Club Bank
  • Community Bank of Harrisonville
  • Dairy Queen
  • Daryl Bohannon/State Farm Insurance
  • Family Video
  • Fringe and Folk
  • Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Kiwanis of Harrisonville
  • Susan and Mark Lockard
  • Rhonda Coulter
  • Rotary Club of Harrisonville
  • Schroeder Chiropractic
  • Sonic (Harrisonville)
  • Steinmetz Neon LLC
  • Harrisonville Volunteers

Northern Resource Center

  • Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club
  • Ray-Pec Retired Teachers Book Club
  • Peculiar Charitable Foundation
  • Becky and Alan Klein
  • Sandy Knudson
  • Raymore Wal-Mart
  • Community Bank of Raymore
  • Belton Animal Clinic
  • AFLAC—BAC Associates
  • Michelle Neverkla
  • Hy-Vee of Belton
  • Smoothie Shop
  • NRC Volunteers

Pleasant Hill

  • The Optimist Club of Pleasant Hill
  • Community Bank of Pleasant Hill
  • Dogwood Power
  • Flowers and Friends
  • Pleasant Hill Pet and Livestock Center
  • ICF Industries
  • Pleasant Hill Bank
  • Cowgirl Kate
  • Whistle Redi-Mix, Inc
  • HSC Industrial Coatings
  • Amy Lynne’s Pest Control
  • Lick It Don’t Drip It Ice Cream
  • Pleasant Hill Volunteers

Drexel

  • Cass Regional Medical Center
  • Citizen’s Bank
  • MoKan Outdoor Power & Equipment Inc
  • Drexel Lions Club
  • Lynette Harris–Professional Bookkeeping/Tax Service
  • Bartholomew Oil Company
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Hawthorn Bank
  • Drexel Teen Helpers
  • Drexel Volunteers
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Archie Branch Manager, Gail Roberts, retires

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Retiring Archie Branch Manager, Gail Roberts, at a reception in her honor.

After over 10 years as manager of the Archie Branch of Cass County Public Library, Gail Roberts is retiring from the position.

A retirement reception was held in her honor on Thursday at the Archie library. Family, co-workers, and library patrons stopped by to congratulate Gail.

We congratulate Gail on her retirement and thank her for her many years of service to our community.

She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and by the many Archie residents for whom she has long been the familiar, friendly and helpful face of the library.

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Free Summer Movie in the Park – The Peanuts Movie

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The library will be showing the new Peanuts movie this Friday evening at the Harrisonville Park amphitheater.

Free Summer Movie in the Park – The Peanuts Movie
Amphitheater, Harrisonville City Park
706 Ash St, Harrisonville, MO
The Movie begins at dusk.

Join your friends from the library for a FREE Summer Movie at the City Park Amphitheater in Harrisonville! We’re showing The Peanuts Movie this Friday, June 24th.

We are partnering with Harrisonville Parks and Recreations to bring you this event. Library staff will be on site to register interested families in their Summer Reading Program and talk about upcoming programs at the library.

Bring your families, blankets & lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled evening watching a free movie under the stars in the park!

The movies starts at dusk! Concessions will also be available to enjoy!

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A Very Peculiar Book Drop

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The library book drop located at the Peculiar City Hall.

Peculiar residents,

Did you know there’s a place for you to return borrowed library material right in Peculiar?

The library book drop is located at City Hall (250 Main St.). You can drive right up and return your books without getting out of your vehicle.

We empty it every day and we backdate returns to the previous day. So you don’t have to worry about late fees.

Remember the Bookmobile is in town every Wednesday from 1:45pm to 7:00pm. You can check out and return library material there, too.

We try to keep a rotating collection that includes something for everyone on the Bookmobile. But if you don’t find what you want to borrow on the Bookmobile, tell the staff what you are looking for and we’ll do our best to get it for you so you can pick it up the very next week.

Here are the weekly Bookmobile stops in Peculiar:

Wednesdays 1:45 –  2:45 

1st, 3rd & 5th Wed: Meadow View Estates, 533 Meadow View Circle, Peculiar

Wednesdays 3:00 – 7:00 

Dollar General, 625 S Peculiar Dr, Peculiar

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