Food for fines

Food for fines

Help your community and erase your fines!

It’s Time for Their First Library Cards

It’s Time for Their First Library Cards

Help your child choose a bright future with their own library card!.

Entrepreneur Storytime

Entrepreneur Storytime

Hear the inside story of Gail Worth of Gail’s Harley-Davidson.

Speaker Series: David Morrell

Speaker Series: David Morrell

You’ve seen the movies, but do you know the books? Join the creator of Rambo for this special talk on writing.


News and Views

5 Tips on Writing a Fairy Tale Adaptation (That Might Win You a Prize)

The Story Center is holding its first Story Sprint Contest - write a 500-1000-word short story based on a myth or fairy tale. Sounds pretty easy, right?

On the Hunt: My Little Pony

I have small children, and recently they introduced me to the bright and happy world of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on Netflix. The ponies learn wonderful lessons regarding teamwork, kindness, understanding, and of course, friendship. I wanted to see how I could utilize library resources to capitalize on their new-found equestrian friends.

Fresh New Voices: Fiction

Don’t miss these new and forthcoming materials, brought to you by the Collection Development Department. Place your holds now!

Are you itching to read someone new? Discover your next favorite author in this four-part series featuring books by debut authors.

Looking Back at MCPL

The Legacy Luncheon, held on June 18, was the first of MCPL’s public events celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The focus of the event was to consider the legacy of our library system.

Listen to 50 Years of MCPL History

This year, Mid-Continent hit a special milestone—50 years of service to our communities. Throughout the year, several events are taking place to commemorate this milestone, from our Family Reunion in May to the Library Lovers Gala in October, to Branch Birthday Parties in November. We’re doing even more than that, though.

50th Anniversary

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th, for Labor Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, September 8th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Woodneath Library Center, North Independence Branch, and Midwest Genealogy Center will be closed on Sunday, September 6th as well.

See all of MCPL's holiday closings

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