Simple Strings Dulcimer

Simple Strings Dulcimer

Enjoy Christmas classics played by members of the Prairie Dulcimer Club.

Library Lovers Membership

Library Lovers Membership

No matter what the occasion, a membership makes a great gift for yourself or a book lover in your life. Order now!

Local Author Fair

Local Author Fair

Meet and visit with more than 30 Kansas City authors at this FREE event on December 3!

Holidays at the Library

Holidays at the Library

We are celebrating the holiday season with many programs at the Library!


News and Views

The Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday shopping season is a tradition we usher in each and every year with Black Friday as we try to get our hands on the season's hottest gifts.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

It’s the most entrepreneurial time of the year!

Global Entrepreneurship Week is about to begin, and it’s a celebration of the start-ups and small business owners that are creating jobs and innovating our communities. It’s not just for seasoned entrepreneurs—GEW also offers inspiration for those with big ideas by providing networking, talks, workshops, and other events during November 10 - 22.

Not sure where to begin? Here are a couple of the events on my personal must-attend list:

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Proposition L Passes

Mid-Continent Public Library is pleased to announce the approval of Proposition L by voters in the Library’s district, which encompasses the majority of Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties. Passing with a total of 62.3%, and support from the majority of voters in all three counties in the Library’s district, Prop L was put before the voters on November 8 as a means to maintain and expand the Library’s current operations—from programs and services to renovating or replacing aging facilities. 

Presidentially Pertinent Picture Books

In case you weren't aware, it's Election Day here in America, and most people will be spending the day watching the election closely. But regardless of the outcome of the election, this is a time when most Americans' interest in the presidency has been piqued, including America's kids. Take a few minutes to look through some presidential-themed books for kids. Some are fictional stories about fictional presidents; some are basic primers on actual U.S. Presidents.

OverDrive Is Changing

Change is good, right? This time, it certainly is. OverDrive Digital Downloads has updated its website today, November 2. There are some significant changes, so let me hit the highlights for you.

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