Mr. Stinky Feet's Winter Jamboree

Mr. Stinky Feet's Winter Jamboree

Come prepared to sing, dance, and have fun as we rock the Library!

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Winter Holiday Stories

Winter Holiday Stories

Enjoy classic holiday stories from Christmas to Kwanzaa told by storyteller Milton Gray.

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Free ACT Practice Test

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eMagazines

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News and Views

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s that time of the year again, and no, I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m talking about FINALS! Yes, the dreaded end of the semester—a week full of tests. Have no fear; Mid-Continent Public Library has a phenomenal resource to help. When you think of receiving help from Tutor.com, do thoughts of sugarplums or homework help for children pop into your head? If so, you would be right AND wrong.  

“Come Together, Right Now”… at the Library!

At Mid-Continent Public Library, we often talk about “Access,” and how you, as an MCPL customer, have free access to many things—technology, educational resources, entertainment, inspiration, and much, much more. But what about accessing and connecting with one another? With 31 branches that are each equipped with Wi-Fi, public computers, printers, and open seating, the Library is the perfect place for community members to—in the words of The Beatles—“come together, right now!”

Seasonal Stress: Take on Holiday Shopping with MCPL

With Thanksgiving in my rearview mirror, I am now turning my attention to one of the most dreaded tasks of the holiday season—shopping. Don’t get me wrong; when it comes to dropping some bills on myself, I’m a pro! I can spend hours perusing the deals at Nordstrom Rack and J. Crew, keeping my eyes peeled for the best sales to complete my wardrobe. But when it comes to buying presents for others, I’m a hopeless mess! Will they like it? Is this the best value and quality? What can I get that will stand the test of time and not simply be re-gifted or shoved to the back of the closet? 

“Bah, Humbug!”

No, I wasn’t watching one of the many versions of A Christmas Carol when I heard this phrase most recently uttered.

I was standing in my front yard watching my husband begin the age-old struggle of putting up Christmas lights on our house, which in our neighborhood, has become a competitive sport of sorts. 

Back to the Future (of Technology)

As I research the latest trends in order to keep our technology programs up to date, I also come across many references to technologies and devices of the past. While many of these articles are interesting, most of them don’t apply to what’s relevant today. Take this piece about technology fads of the ’90s, for example.

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