Arthritis Tai Chi

Arthritis Tai Chi

Learn gentle movements for improving balance, circulation, and flexibility.

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Cover It Up Contest

Cover It Up Contest

Recreate a book cover in your own way and WIN!

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Teen Lock-Ins

Teen Lock-Ins

When the branch shuts down, it’s time for the teens to party it up!

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Fizz Boom READ!

Fizz Boom READ!

Get ready to start your summer reading!

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News and Views

Teen Lock-In

It’s almost that time of year again when teens across the nation fill their backpacks up with school supplies and find out who their teachers will be. Some look forward to getting back into a routine of seeing their friends and having after school activities. Others dread having to sit in the classroom again and have homework piled upon them.

What better way to celebrate the start of another school year (or sadly say goodbye to summer vacation) than with a Teen Lock-In! Two opportunities are available this August: 

Go to the Head of the Class

Mid-Continent Public Library offers so many ways for you to learn. Most obviously, we have books on almost any subject you could think of. We also offer a wide variety of live programming. Our near 300 databases provide you access to tons of information online.

Adult Computer Classes

Today’s technology is constantly changing, and it can get quite frustrating to keep up with the times. MCPL is now offering several adult computer programs this summer that cover various aspects of technology, including:

Combatting Summer Loss

Summer Loss occurs when children do not have access to books or reading over the school summer break. Kids who don't read over the summer can actually lose 2 or more months of acquired reading skills. I encourage parents to look at summer as an opportunity to keep kids moving forward in their reading ability.

Taking the Library Out for a (Digital) Spin!

The first bookmobile in the United States was the brainchild of Mary Titcomb, the librarian for the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, in 1905. Ms. Titcomb believed that the entire county should have access to library books, and with the help of Joshua Thomas and the Library Wagon, she made it happen! (For more about the Library Wagon, visit www.whilbr.org/bookmobile/index.aspx.)

RFID Conversion

The following branches will be closed for RFID conversion:

August 3-10
Edgerton
Grain Valley
Woodneath Library Center

August 11-17
Claycomo
Lee's Summit

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