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The Story Center Speaker Series: Kristan Higgins

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

ELL/ESL Classes for Adults

This group-friendly approach toward the mastery of English includes lessons recognizing three distinct areas of communication: conversational, academic, and professional.

Media Literacy

Join journalist and author Lewis Diuguid for an exploration of the media’s actions from advertising to news, their honorable, intended purpose and how that changes in actual practice.

An Evening Beneath the Woods

Join us on Saturday, September 15 at this ticketed event with live music, appetizers, cocktails, wine pull, and a silent and live auction emceed by Phil Witt to benefit the restoration of the historic home at Woodneath Library Center.

Exploring Missouri's Most Beautiful Spots

Join outdoor writer and sportsman Brent Frazee for a virtual tour of hidden jewels you’ll want to explore.

Featured Events

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Legacy of WWI

Wed, Aug 29 2018
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Registration Required
The life of J.R.R. Tolkien was shaped by his experiences during World War I and time spent fighting in the Somme. Learn how the war and Tolkien’s wartime experiences influenced his works.
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Journey through the Solar System

Thu, Sep 6 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration Required
Take a voyage from the Sun to Pluto with your imagination, and learn what makes the planets different from the sun and from each other.
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Trails to Truman Trivia Night

Fri, Sep 7 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration Required
Test your knowledge of all things Harry S Truman, Kansas City, and pop culture in this special trivia night sponsored by Mid-Continent Public Library, The Truman Library, the National Frontier Trails
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Insect Defenses

Thu, Sep 13 2018
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Registration Required
From corrosive blood to nasty taste, insects definitely know how to defend themselves. Find out all the tricks and disguises Missouri’s insects use to keep from being eaten.
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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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