Food For Fines

Food For Fines

Bring boxed or canned non-perishable food items May 1-7 to pay off overdue fines and help your local community.

How-To Fair

How-To Fair

Learn to do something new at the Library's How-To Fair.



Join us for this free and informative open house for citizens age 50 and above!

Story Center Speaker Series

Story Center Speaker Series

Register now for this author visit Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Woodneath Library Center.


News and Views

Stargazing in the Spring

Spring is my favorite time of the year to gaze at the stars. It’s not too cold, and the bugs aren’t out yet. Every year around this time, I find myself staring up at the sky and feeling a sense of awe come over me. The stars are one of my favorite things, and recently there’s been a lot of news about the stars and space. 

Library Offers Carnival of Classes for Community Members of All Ages

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Blue Ridge Branch will debut its first-ever How-To Fair this Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the festival, the Library will offer more than 30 instructional sessions on how to accomplish a variety of interesting, practical, and entertaining tasks—from tips on how to dress for success to learning how to make an emergency kit for your car. 

The Library Is My Social Network

I have a confession to make. I don’t do social media. I’m not on Facebook, and the only tweets I’m interested in are from the birds in my backyard. So, when I heard about the Library’s new catalog, I was skeptical. Could you really have an awesome new catalog and social media site all in one? Turns out—yes, you absolutely can! 

Local Picture Book Author, Alastair Heim

Local author Alastair Heim recently launched his picture book career with Love You Too, published by Little Bee Books, No Tooting at Tea, and soon to be released The Great Puppy Invasion, both published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion Books. Alastair was kind enough to stop by MCPL for an interview. Read on! 

MCPL: Welcome to MCPL Alastair. Congratulations on having three picture books come out within 10 months! How did that happen? Did you write them all at once? 

Small Business and Taxes

April 15 is right around the corner, and many small business owners may worry they have too much on their plates to get their taxes filed on time.

If your recordkeeping has been so-so this year, the task may seem daunting. You may want to hide your head in the sand and ignore that approaching deadline. But never fear! Here are some tips that can help you make that origination process more manageable:

Branch Closed

The Red Bridge Branch will be closed for approximately two weeks starting on Wednesday, April 19. We apologize for any inconvenience. To stay up-to-date with the parking lot progress on Red Bridge's Facebook page.

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