The Teens at the North Independence Branch had a Wii-ly good time. The chocolate fountain was the place to gather, the craft table buzzed, the computer scavanger hunt answers were found and the Wii was never left alone. One of our very own teen-customers taught us the fine art of origami. She even shared the left over animals with the Thursday Toddlertime children. It was fun to see all the interaction between the teens and staff. Thanks, Marge, for a great party!
Do you find yourself out of the loop with everything being done now on the computer? Are you a senior adult who still wants to learn and keep up with the times? How about taking an introductory class on how to the use the computer at the Raytown Branch on Thursday mornings 9-12?
If you need help, we will first make sure you know how to use the mouse. Then we will move on to other parts of the computer. We will also teach how to find books on the card catalog. Yes, it is on the computer now too!
During the last Anime Night at the Library at the Blue Springs North Branch, several of our attendees decided to turn the library into a dance club. Sporting sounds of super famous Korean bands like Super Junior, Meaghan MacKinnan, and Ashley Brown taught fellow Anime Nighters some pretty sweet moves. Moves straight out of the music videos! Some joined in and some were just content to watch and enjoy. Either way, fun was had. Be sure to join next meeting Monday, September 13 at 6:30. There will be more. See you there!
Magnetic Midina presented Mad Science Demonstrates Splash-Tastic Science at Colbern Road Branch to the delight of an audience of all ages. The sublimation of carbon dioxide group participation activity shown here was by far the favorite demonstration!
With today’s economy, who can afford to take the whole family to the movies, a concert, or a play?
Did you know that MCPL offers many programs for your entertainment? And the best part is that they are F-R-E-E(a small fee may apply for supplies for arts and crafts programs). You can get a listing of the programs offered at MCPL’s branches by going to our Events Page. Or visit any of MCPL’s 30 branches and pick up a Beyond the Books brochure. We’d love to see you and remember, MCPL offers more than just books!
Come join fellow Japanese language enthusiasts with presenter, Eulaula Jennings, and learn conversational Japanese. Each session covers conversational phrases and reading. Music, movement, and visual materials are used to enhance your learning experience. Open to teens and adults, whether you are an experienced speaker or just beginning. The Japanese Language Club meets at the Antioch Branch every Wednesday from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. See you there!
We were recently visited by Judith Hawley and her wonderful dog Flora. They presented a program at the Buckner Branch. The really awesome thing about these two visitors is that they have a special relationship. Judith is blind and Flora is her guide dog. Did you know that when a guide dog has his harness on, you shouldn’t talk to him or pet him because he is working? When the harness comes off, he is off work and becomes like any other dog. The children were especially fascinated with the way Judith cleans up after Flora, you know bathroom breaks and such.