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Welcome to the New Website!

Before you explore, learn the top six things you need to know about the site and watch a short introductory video.

Thank you for participating in the Winter Reading Challenge!

If you completed and logged five books by March 15 at 11:59 p.m., stop by an MCPL branch between now and April 2 and pick up your limited-edition coffee mug. Please contact your branch first to ensure availability.

Romance Readers, register for ‘KC KissCon’ now!

On Saturday, March 31, The Story Center will host this multi-author romance event sponsored by Avon Books.

Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

Dark Was Their Journey: An Original Play

Register for a performance of this Jacqee Gafford play in which actors portray the widows of Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X and reflect on their life journeys.

LitUp Creative Contest

Just for Teens! Enter your short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or visual art by March 31 to win great prizes!

Upcoming Events
Midwest Genealogy Center
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 - 9:00am
Woodneath Library Center
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 - 9:30am
South Independence
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 - 10:30am
North Oak
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 - 10:30am

Share Your Story with Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove

Join author and award-winning children's entertainer Jim Cosgrove for this interactive session where he will read excerpts from his book and leads a discussion about the importance of sharing our stories.

Story Center Speaker Series

Join award-winning author Linda Spalding for a discussion of her newest book, A Reckoning.

Show Your Library Some Love

No matter what the occasion, a membership makes a great gift for yourself or a book lover in your life.