Welcome to the Library: We're a Lot More than a Collection of Books
March 13, 2012
What does reading a book, watching a movie, and learning something new have in common? They're solitary activities that we often have a hard time keeping to ourselves. You may watch the newest dystopian flick in the company of good friends, but you're the one taking it all in, forming an opinion as you watch. Likewise, being in science class with several other students doesn't change the fact that you're the one responsible for understanding that day's lesson. Reading a book is perhaps the most individual act of all. And yet, if the title in question moves you enough, you want to share it. It's even more fun to share something you've learned or watched or read with someone who's in the know.
And this, my friends, is where the library comes in.
The public library isn't just a repository. It's a community center, a social resource that should be exploited. Discuss books with fellow readers, talk about the pros and cons of the latest movies, and learn a new skill or two! Expand your horizons by connecting with media and with one another.
The Events page on our website provides information on system wide library programming. You can limit the search by clicking on a specific branch, age level, or event type.
The library has programming for all ages. The North Independence Branch invites you to join us for one of the many programs we have going on during the month of March!
- 3-12 @ 7 p.m.: Imported to America
- 3-13 (and every 2nd Tuesday) @ 2 p.m.: Daytime Book Club
- 3-20 @ 2 p.m.: Beginning Knitting
- 3-20 @ 7 p.m.: Water Gardening 101
- 3-26 (and every 4th Monday) @ 7 p.m.: Mystery Book Club
- 3-28@ 10 a.m.: General OneFile Hands-On Database Training
- 3-29@ 7 p.m.: Native American Genealogy
- Tuesday and Friday @ 10 a.m.: Storytime for Preschoolers
- Thursday @ 10 a.m.: Storytime for Toddlers
- 3-28 @ 11 a.m.: Kites for Kids and Beyond
You can also access programming via Beyond the Books. Check with your favorite branch for a print copy or access it online here.
The North Independence, South Independence, and Genealogy branches of MCPL have also joined forces with the Trails West Branch of the Kansas City Public Library system to bring you a guide of Combined Programming happening in Independence! See staff at one of these locations for more information!
Have an idea for an awesome program? We'd love to hear from you!
North Independence Branch