February 3rd, 2014

System Check! is moving to Tuesday evenings and we have a brand new Wii U to play. Come by and play some Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land, or New Super Mario Bros. Wii U. We still have the Xbox 360 with Minecraft, and a number of board games as well. All ages are invited to attend, so if you have any interest in gaming, in whatever form, please join us!

Also, in case you didn’t know, our Big Sky Branch hosts a gaming club on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. They’ll have the Wii U too, so drop by and give this exciting new system a try.

November 9th, 2013

Wanted to let you all know about an exciting class available soon in our MakerSpace Classroom:

Google Apps Development

Learn step-by-step how to create an Android app. Starts Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 7:00-8:00 PM. There is limited seating. Please call 721-2665 to sign-up.

August 15th, 2013

Welcome to another invigorating episode of Word Woman’s Weekly Work-Out!  On this day in 1939, the motion picture “The Wizard of Oz” premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.  Although it was not a great box office success in its time, the film has since come to be regarded as one of the greatest and most beloved works of American cinema.  Here’s an enchanting Word of the Week to glamorize your vocabulary:

Ephemeral:    [adjective]

1.  Lasting one day only 

2.  Lasting a very short time

“Ephemeral”, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ephemeral?show=0&t=1374108228 , 7/17/2013

 Example:  Gary’s ephemeral interest in Julia vanished when she started showing him pictures of her pet Gila monster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_monster

June 27th, 2013

Welcome to another exciting installment of Word Woman’s Weekly Work-Out!  On this day in 1880, Helen Keller was born.  Here’s an illuminating Word of the Week to enliven your vocabulary:

Quintessence:    [noun]

1.  The fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature      and is the substance composing the celestial bodies

2.  The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form

3.  The most typical example or representative

“Quintessence”, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintessence , 5/29/2013

Example:  The captain was the quintessence of calm, steadfast even in the face of the most fearsome gale, and his crew looked to him for guidance in emergencies.      

June 20th, 2013

We can’t promise your teddy bears won’t get into some shenanigans, but we can promise they’ll have a great time.

May 24th, 2013

Looking for a place to create and not just consume? Now you can make stuff at MPL’s brand new Makerspace. It opens June 8th.

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