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The Story Center Speaker Series: William Kent Krueger

Join New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger on September 24 for a discussion of his latest book, Desolation Mountain.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Explore the financial aid options available to pay for college including sought-after "free money" from scholarships and grants with us.

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, from September 23 - 29!

Veterans Salute

Join us at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, September 22, for Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Veterans Salute.

Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Featured Events

Veterans Salute

Sat, Sep 22 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
Join us at the Midwest Genealogy Center for the Library’s annual tribute to the service and sacrifice of our community’s veterans. This year’s event will feature guest speaker Dr.
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Folk Songs of Missouri & Kansas

Sun, Sep 23 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration Required
Join Under the Big Oak Tree for a performance of Ozark Mountain folk songs found in the Max Hunter Collection at Missouri State University. Hear the music and learn the history behind it.
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Beginning Paranormal Research for Teens

Tue, Oct 2 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration Required
Do you think you may have had a paranormal experience? Are you interested in haunted places? Learn the basics of ghost hunting and paranormal investigations from experienced researcher Becky Ray.
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A Fiesta to Die For!

Sat, Oct 6 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration Required
All over Latin America, people throw parties to celebrate their family members who have passed. Learn how different Latin American cultures honor their departed loved ones with food, music, and art.
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Flour Power: The History of the Tortilla (Program Has Changed to Flour Power: A Kid's History of the Tortilla)

Tue, Oct 9 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The flour tortilla that wraps your favorite burrito has a rich and complicated history.
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