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The Story Center Speaker Series: Kristan Higgins

Join New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins on August 13 for a discussion of her newest book, Good Luck with That.

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

KC's Best Kept Jazz Secret: Millie Edwards

Thu, Aug 16 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Join Mid-Continent Public Library as we share with you Millie Edwards, one of Kansas City's best kept jazz secrets!
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J.R.R. Tolkien and the Legacy of WWI

Wed, Aug 29 2018
6:30pm - 7:15pm
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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
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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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