Family History Month

Family History Month

Join us for a month of genealogy programs to help you research your family history!

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

Join Director Steven Potter and other library leaders to talk about the Library’s future and its role in your community.

Writing Weekend

Writing Weekend

Don't miss this free weekend mini-conference covering genre basics, publishing, book design, and more.

Haunting Halloween

Haunting Halloween

Join us for tales of ghostly residents, haunted locations, eerie urban legends, and more!


News and Views

Happy National Voter Registration Day!

The national election is just six weeks away, and it's time to get registered to vote. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for Tuesday, November 8:

Kindergarten Readiness Storytime Series!

Children who enter school with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage – they are ready to learn to read!

Over the next 10 weeks, our family and preschool storytimes across Mid-Continent Public Library the system will be fashioned to help promote kindergarten readiness by including practice in the following skills: talking, listening, singing, rhyming, reading, sharing, writing, creating, playing, and imagining.

And the Winner Is…

The 2016 John Ferguson Legacy Award for Outstanding Library Service goes to Susie Hetzel from our Liberty Branch! 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to acknowledge the super librarians in their lives. We received 112 nominations from all over the Mid-Continent Public Library system, and we thoroughly enjoyed reading about how our librarians go above and beyond to impact the communities they serve.

Here are a few of the nice things Susie’s customers had to say about her:

Homework? There’s an app for that…

As your kids head to school this week, you may be checking off those final items from the back-to-school checklist. Supplies have been purchased, pencils have been sharpened, and everyone has new haircuts and school outfits. But have you taken into consideration what your student will be receiving from their school? In the past few years, many school districts in our area have sent kids home not just with textbooks and homework, but with new-to-them devices such as iPads, MacBooks, and Chromebooks.

The Library Invades Kansas City Comic Con

Things you're going to see at Kansas City Comic Con: Billy Dee Williams, several Jokers and Harley Quinns, a handful of Doctors (Doctor Who), probably a few Reys (Star Wars), and the Library. Wait, the Library? Really?

Yup, your friendly neighborhood Library is suiting up and heading to the Con. You should come find the Library (booth 1122) at Kansas City Comic Con this weekend. Why? Well, let me tell you why.

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