Get Your Flu Shot at the Library

Get Your Flu Shot at the Library

Walgreens will administer flu shots at various MCPL branches this fall.

Kindergarten Readiness Series

Kindergarten Readiness Series

Join us for MCPL's special 10-week series of Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytimes September 11 – November 26.

Story Center Speaker Series

Story Center Speaker Series

Join us for these upcoming author visits at Woodneath Library Center.

Magical Tales of Mexico!

Magical Tales of Mexico!

Join Martin City Melodrama and sing along in both languages!


News and Views

Honoring and Remembering Our Veterans

September is a month of honoring and celebrating veterans who have proudly served our country. During this month, take a moment to reflect upon the history of our great nation. During this reflection period, you may find yourself wanting to learn more. If you missed Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Veterans Salute program this past weekend, don’t stress. MCPL offers several other programs and resources that you can take advantage of to learn more about military history. 

Library Honors Veterans at Midwest Genealogy Center

Mid-Continent Public Library is proud to announce the return of its annual Veterans Salute program, which pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of U.S. Armed Forces members. This year’s Salute will take place on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MCPL’s Midwest Genealogy Center.

Kansas City Metro Libraries Join Together for 2017 NEA Big Read

The Kansas City-area’s six public libraries are joining together for a local edition of the 2017 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read focusing on the turbulent period of the Vietnam War.

The nearly three-month initiative—revolving around a community-wide reading and discussion of Tim O’Brien’s seminal book about the war, The Things They Carried—features speaking presentations, film screenings, youth activities, and group discussions.

Your Piece of the Pie

We all know Kansas City is an awesome place for entrepreneurs. Now we just have to figure out how to continue this trend. That’s where the program Your Piece of the Pie comes in!

Join Us for the Presidential Book Group!

Starting this September, the North Independence Branch will introduce a new, unique book group with a special theme!

Mr. Doug Richardson, head of interpretation for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site, will host the Presidential Book Group. This nonfiction book group will look at the history of the presidency.

Legacy Luncheon

Weekly Poll

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