Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Celebrate the season at your local branch!

Local Author Fair

Local Author Fair

Get your holiday presents at the 2nd annual local authors fair.

Tell a Story Through Video

Tell a Story Through Video

Teens will learn how to create compelling video stories.

Windows of KC

Windows of KC

Explore the art and history of KC’s windows.


News and Views

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: For Storytelling!

We are fast approaching the time of year when family traditions become the focus of our holiday celebrations and family dinners. People will begin gathering from all corners of the world to converge on homes, bringing with them news, presents, recipes, and stories. No matter what your background, ethnicity or religion, we all have family traditions. Those of us without too many living family members have taken to doing an “orphan’s” Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration, getting together with friends for potluck dinners, movies, or just to catch up.

Podcast Ponderings: On Being

Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and rather than pat my belly to celebrate the abundance in my life (and possibly the growing abundance of belly), I’ll take a little time to reflect on the two parts of holiday’s name: thanks and giving.

Your Piece of the Pie

November 16-22 is Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week to celebrate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurs.

What Does It Take to Plan a Birthday Party for a Library?

While they all belong to the same system, MCPL’s branches are all very different, coming in all shapes and sizes. Some are small and cozy while others are spacious and soaring. Today, all will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mid-Continent Public Library in their own way and are looking forward to you joining them. 

So what has gone into today’s branch birthday parties?

50 Things We Love About MCPL

To Our Mid-Continent Public Library Friends,

Liberty Public Schools would like to thank you for 50 Years! In honor of your anniversary, we have put together a video of appreciation. Our students and staff shared the many things they love about your libraries, and we’ve tried to represent them in this production.

We can’t thank you enough for all you do to serve our students, staff and community!

50th Anniversary

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Weekly Poll

What is your favorite fall activity?

Carving pumpkins
8% (62 votes)
Reading in a comfy chair
56% (420 votes)
Raking leaves
5% (40 votes)
Crock pot cooking
18% (134 votes)
None of the above—long live summer!
13% (100 votes)
Total votes: 756

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