Small Business Quickstart

Small Business Quickstart

Join us on September 12 at the Woodneath Library Center for this free small business seminar.

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KC Zoomobile: Nocturnal Animals

KC Zoomobile: Nocturnal Animals

Come meet some animals who sleep during the day and are active at night.

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Eating Smart, Being Active

Eating Smart, Being Active

Find out what you need to know about food and nutrition!

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Small Business Resources

Small Business Resources

Online resources, classes, and presentations are available to start or expand your business.

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News and Views

Outstanding Service on All Levels!

Last week, the Missouri Library Association announced that library trustee Brent Schondelmeyer is the recipient of the Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award. The Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual trustee for exemplary service to libraries in Missouri. Brent Schondelmeyer has served on the MCPL Library Board since 2003, and is known for his heartfelt commitment to fostering a love of life-long learning throughout our many communities. 

Back to School Resources

It’s hard to believe that another summer is drawing to a close. I hope all the parents out there are thinking of ways that the Library can help you as the start of a new school year is just around the corner. I’m sure you are looking forward to packing lunches and signing permission slips, and that is a pretty big gig of its own. It is always nice to be reminded that the Library can be there to help kids all year long with what they need to be successful in the classroom.

Tags, Pads, and Gates, Oh My!

VHS and Cassette Sale: Add Part of Our Collection to Your Collection

Interested in adding VHS and audio cassettes to your home library? As we upgrade the technology in our libraries, we are removing all VHS and audio cassettes from our collection and giving you the chance to purchase your favorite titles. Even though they will no longer be available for checkout and all holds will be cancelled for these items, you can still take them home: to keep! 

Database Browsing for Fun (and Profit?)

If you are a business owner, or thinking about becoming one, you need to add one more thing to your to-do list: check out our free business databases in MCPL's Online Resources. These phenomenal business resources are just waiting to be tapped!

From analyzing potential site locations for your business to creating sales lead lists, the Library’s business databases offer an abundance of cool facts that can help you build and grow your business.

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, for Labor Day. Branches will reopen on Tuesday, September 2. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Woodneath Library Center, North Independence Branch, and Midwest Genealogy Center will be closed on Sunday, August 31, as well.

See all of MCPL's holiday closings

RFID Conversion

The following branches will be closed for RFID conversion:

September 2-7
Blue Springs North
Smithville

September 8-14
Boardwalk
Oak Grove

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Weekly Poll

What's your favorite Alfred Hitchcock film?

Rear Window
26% (47 votes)
Psycho
28% (50 votes)
North by Northwest
20% (36 votes)
Dial M for Murder
9% (16 votes)
Notorious
1% (1 vote)
It's not on this list.
16% (28 votes)
Total votes: 178

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