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!
We are gearing up for a new school year and you are not going to want to miss the fun activities planned for this fall. We'll be meeting every Thursday at 1 p.m., so mark your calendars!
September 2, 2010 Ice Cream Social and Get to Know You Games: In September of 1903, Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for the ice-cream cone. Celebrate his tasty accomplishment by making your own ice cream-in-a-bag.
Where can you find computer classes, dogs in action, turkey finger painting, genealogy programs, live advice on finances, and more? Your library.
The Mid-Continent Public Library has a wide and diverse bunch of programs to offer you this fall. Just click on the Events tab and browse through the line up. If you want to narrow the programs list down to a certain library branch, click on that branch's name at the left of your browser.
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.
Throughout my years working for Mid-Continent, I have often wondered what it would be like to have a pig in the library. It seems as if my wish will come true. On Saturday, September 25 at 2:00, Stable T. Farms will present the Farm Animals to You program at the Blue Springs North Branch. I am told that the animals will be allowed into the library (a tarp will be provided.) Joining the pig named Dora, there will be a chicken, a duck, a rabbit, and a goat.
Have you ever been to a program at your local library branch? They are a lot of fun, and full of great information. There are programs for every age level and every interest. The Lone Jack Branch is offering several great programs this fall and winter.
From September through May, the Blue Ridge Branch offers a Saturday Science program for families. The programs are most appropriate for school age children, but we know that teens and adults are fascinated by the science experiments and the animals brought to the branch by Mad Science, the Kansas City Zoo, Operation Wildlife and other presenters from the metropolitan area.
Jo Ho wowed the audience once again at the North Oak Branch of MCPL. Why do we love her so much, you might ask? Check out her show at one of our branches, and you will see. Her vividly animated expressions, lively presentation, and creative inclusion of the audience draw you in, and you become entranced with her performance. You begin to wish that you were still a kid! Young and old alike enjoy her stories. She brings every subject to life, and makes you want to know more.
War Bonds: the Songs and Letters of World War II at the Midwest Genealogy Center last year was quite a hit, and it is coming back to MGC this fall. War Bonds, presented by EbzB Productions, is a multi-media musical journey through a war that redefined the world. By watching several couples in the audience at last year’s production and their response to the songs and dialog, the program hit sentimental as well as soft spots in their hearts.