Library Lovers Gala

Library Lovers Gala

Join us for an evening celebrating lovers of all things literary! Tickets include dinner, signature cocktail, and entertainment.

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Presidential Assassinations

Presidential Assassinations

Join us for a historical review of presidential assassinations and attempts that shook the world.

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Beyond Cable TV

Beyond Cable TV

Discover cost-saving home entertainment options!

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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.

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News and Views

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.

Confessions of a Flynn Fan

I’ll admit it: I’m a Flynn fan. I love Gillian Flynn’s writing style, I love that her favorite TV show is The Wire, and I love how you can tell she’s really funny even though her writing is very dark. I love that she’s from Kansas City and that she sets her books in the Midwest. Perhaps most of all, I love that she’s coming to Mid-Continent Public Library on October 3rd.

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.

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