Veterans Salute

Veterans Salute

Join us to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Gulf War at our annual Veterans Salute on September 10.

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The Kennedy Assassination: Fact vs. Myth

The Kennedy Assassination: Fact vs. Myth

Examine the facts and fiction surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Kindergarten Readiness Series

Kindergarten Readiness Series

Join us for a special 10-week series of Preschool and Family Storytimes September 12 – November 18.

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Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

Learn techniques to release stress and anxiety in the moment.

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News and Views

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.

The Biz of T-Shirts

Kansas City is a place that wears its pride on its sleeve. Everywhere you go, you'll see people wearing local t-shirts, each one representing a unique brand. It’s the growth of those brands, and the t-shirt industry itself, that we’ll explore together at our upcoming program, The Business of T-Shirts.

The Artichoke Question

Every time I go to the grocery store, I try to get in and out as quickly as possible. While I haven’t yet ventured into online food shopping, I’m tempted. The main thing stopping me is that I like to personally inspect my fruit and vegetables before I take them home—not too ripe, but not soft. Have you ever eaten a mushy kiwi? Enough said. So, yes, I have rules for my produce, and I’m not ready to trust anyone else to know how yellow my bananas should be.

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, September 6th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Woodneath Library Center, North Independence Branch, and Midwest Genealogy Center will be closed on Sunday, September 4th.

However, our digital collection is always available! Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more 24/7!

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