The Mid-Continent Public Library is much more than just books and computers. One of our most popular features is our programs for everyone from children to senior customers. For one of our adult programs at the Claycomo Branch, customers made a beaded Uncle Sam. He has lights inside and is good for a night light or just pretty to have for the Holidays. This is a very intricate project that sometimes requires two sessions to complete. There are more beading projects coming up in the future.
Come join us for a fabulous trio of cooking classes that will take you around the culinary world. First up is Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Cooking with Fresh Herbs on Monday, July 26 at 7pm. Learn about fresh herbs and how to grow them and cook with them. There will be several easy recipes to take home and play with.
Over the years MCPL Raytown branch has had several crochet classes which generated interest in forming a monthly group of enthusiastic crocheters. None of us are experts—I’m still learning along with the others in the group.
Our once a month sessions are fun and non-competitive. Everyone works on their own projects at their own speed. Often, we work on projects as a group.
Did you know the Blue Ridge Branch offers weekly GED tutoring? On Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the incredibly helpful Kathy Stack, GED lady extraordinaire, will go over the areas of the test that individuals find troublesome. Kathy reports that multiple students she’s worked with have successfully passed their GED tests – and congratulations to them!
Summer vacations are over, and the fall programming season has begun at the Grandview branch. Every month we have programs for literally all ages, from babies to adults, and every age in between. I'm not sure everyone knows about the programs we offer for adults. At the library, we believe people should never stop learning and we like to offer as many different opportunities for learning as we can at every age, including adults.
Have you ever wanted to be a Tweeter on Twitter? Have you heard of Facebook friends and want some of your own? Is there anyone over the age of 30 still left on Myspace? To answer these questions and others like them, the Weston Branch will be having the program Intro To Social Networking. It will be on Monday September 20th at 7:00pm.
What fun! Crafters are coming to the library! Squeaker loves people, and creative people are the best. September 8th was Buckner Branch's first Village Crafters get together. Mary Beth demonstrated making yarn out of old T-shirts. Everyone brought along the project they were working on, and there was a great show and tell, including lots of ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the beautiful things people were making. Knitting, spinning, plastic canvas, beading, and sewing were represented. We shared some great information about sources for materials and places to shop.
Would you like to learn about food garnishing and presentation? Can the way food is arranged actually affect the flavor of the food? Bill Phillips, Culinary Institute of America Chef/Instructor says, “Indeed it can.” He also emphasizes that from a psychological point of view, presentation clearly affects one’s perception of flavor. He teaches a system of guidelines called BUFF. B is for balance. U is for unity. F is for focal point. F is for flow.
Ever get so stressed at work that you feel like you can't take it anymore? Are co-workers, duties, and environment bringing you down? Head on over to your local Mid-Continent Library Branch. Classes like Basic Yoga (we have that here), What is Synchronicity?, and Face-Lifts the Natural Way can relax and distract any person suffering from workplace stress.