Mr. Stinky Feet's Christmas

Mr. Stinky Feet's Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with singing, dancing, and stinky feet. Register now!

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WeDo LEGO Robotics: Roaring Lion

WeDo LEGO Robotics: Roaring Lion

Kids will work in pairs to make this simple robot. Register now!

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Simple Strings Dulcimers Concert

Simple Strings Dulcimers Concert

Enjoy Christmas classics and learn the history of the songs and instruments.

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Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies

Reserve DVDs for the holidays now!

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News and Views

“Come Together, Right Now”… at the Library!

At Mid-Continent Public Library, we often talk about “Access,” and how you, as an MCPL customer, have free access to many things—technology, educational resources, entertainment, inspiration, and much, much more. But what about accessing and connecting with one another? With 31 branches that are each equipped with Wi-Fi, public computers, printers, and open seating, the Library is the perfect place for community members to—in the words of The Beatles—“come together, right now!”

Seasonal Stress: Take on Holiday Shopping with MCPL

With Thanksgiving in my rearview mirror, I am now turning my attention to one of the most dreaded tasks of the holiday season—shopping. Don’t get me wrong; when it comes to dropping some bills on myself, I’m a pro! I can spend hours perusing the deals at Nordstrom Rack and J. Crew, keeping my eyes peeled for the best sales to complete my wardrobe. But when it comes to buying presents for others, I’m a hopeless mess! Will they like it? Is this the best value and quality? What can I get that will stand the test of time and not simply be re-gifted or shoved to the back of the closet? 

“Bah, Humbug!”

No, I wasn’t watching one of the many versions of A Christmas Carol when I heard this phrase most recently uttered.

I was standing in my front yard watching my husband begin the age-old struggle of putting up Christmas lights on our house, which in our neighborhood, has become a competitive sport of sorts. 

Back to the Future (of Technology)

As I research the latest trends in order to keep our technology programs up to date, I also come across many references to technologies and devices of the past. While many of these articles are interesting, most of them don’t apply to what’s relevant today. Take this piece about technology fads of the ’90s, for example.

Music Lovers Rejoice!

When I moved to Kansas City in 2015 and signed up for a Mid-Continent Public Library card, one of the first (and coolest!) things I learned about the Library was that it offered free music downloads. Yep, you read that right: FREE music!

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33% (372 votes)
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24% (271 votes)
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