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Find Your Polling Location

It’s that time again! Time to put pencil to paper (or finger to electronic ballot machine), and cast your votes in the state/congressional primary! The 2016 Missouri primary election is on August 2, and the following Mid-Continent Public Library branches will serve as polling locations:

Celebrate the Royals and Reading on July 26

It’s been an exciting summer at Mid-Continent Public Library! More than 21,000 kids have participated in our Summer Reading Program so far, earning books and qualifying for special prizes from our 2016 SRP Teammates including the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas Speedway, Missouri Mavericks, Sporting KC, and the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (in July!)

If you use any of the major social media platforms, you've undoubtedly seen memes go around every now and then with "only [insert number] months/days until Christmas." In fact, as of this publication, there are 159 days, 15 hours, 24 minutes, and 55 seconds until Christmas (keep tabs on how long until Christmas with the Christmas Clock). During the hot summer months, it only makes sense to long for the cold winter weather and joys of the holiday season.

“Gotta Catch ’Em All” …SAFELY!

“Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings.” This is the first message you will see when you open the new Pokémon Go game app on your Android or iPhone. And it’s a message that is highly important, as people all over the country are heading out to roam around their neighborhoods in search of the elusive Pokémon living all around us. 

Online Learning Tools for Advanced Tech Users

Here at MCPL we offer a variety of ways to improve your education online and in person. Educational opportunities can range from programs like Internet for Beginners and Using a Mouse and Keyboard to online courses such Gmail 101 and Computer Basics 101 available through Universal Class. You might see a trend there; we offer a lot of help and instruction for beginners.

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