Beyond the Books - Mid-Continent Public Library

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Beyond the Books - Mid-Continent Public Library

In November, Mid-Continent Public Library broke

ground on a new library branch in the Shoal Creek area of

Kansas read City, more Missouri. on page Located 4

on the pre-Civil War 33

acre Woodneath estate, this new branch will serve one of

the fastest growing parts of the greater Kansas City area.

The Shoal Creek area’s

population has grown by

75% in the last ten years,

and MCPL’s neighboring

Liberty Branch has seen the

effect of that growth. Last

year, the Liberty Branch was the Library’s busiest location

having seen huge increases in circulation and visitors over

the last decade.

Responding to the obvious need for adequate library

services in the area, MCPL’s Board of Trustees began

a search for a suitable home for a new library branch.

Various locations were discussed, but the Woodneath

property was ultimately deemed a perfect location due

to its proximity to major growth areas and accessibility

from three major highways. Additionally, it offered the

Library the ability to locate a branch on a meaningful

Northland property.

The most intriguing part of the property was the

decaying 1850s antebellum home located at the end of a

picturesque drive. The home offered an ideal focal point

for the design of a modern library facility and a way to tie

the history of the area to the future of its community.

“We are going to preserve the story about a person

living in this area at a certain time in history,” said Library

Director Steven V. Potter. “We want to adaptively reuse

a family home to recreate it as a public space. We want

the public to be able to view the rolling hills outside the

Mid-Continent Public Library is committed to restoring

the home using private funds only. This will allow Library

funds to go into the building of a 35,000 square foot

attached branch. MCPL has contracted and worked

closely with Sapp Design Associates to create a branch

that combines the love of

history with the modern

desires of library users.

The modern library

is a much more diverse

building than the

traditional warehouse of books. Instead, it offers users

access to information in multiple ways that suit changing

needs and lifestyles. Potter said, “We wanted to create

a library where everyone that came through the door

felt that the library was built for them; an engaging,

interesting children’s area, a private zone for teens, a quiet

space for computer users, and a welcoming living room

space to curl up and read a newspaper.”

Once built, the Woodneath Branch will be a destination

able to support the Library’s ongoing programming for

children, teens, and adults. The added space will also

provide a location to feature nationally and regionally

recognized programs that MCPL branches cannot

currently accommodate. The addition of 33 acres could

allow the Library to host a community garden, a farmers’

market, or any number of other far-reaching possibilities.

Construction of the new building will start in 2012

and is slated to be complete in summer 2013. A timetable

on the completion of the home is

dependent on private funding for the

project. Ideally, Library users will be

able to witness much of the home

January thru May 2012

MCPL Begins Work at Woodneath Challenge Yourself @ the

MCPL Breaks Ground on Woodneath Branch!

“We wanted to create a library where

everyone that came through the door felt

that the library was built for them...”

Can you read 6 books in 12 months? We are c

any adult, above the age of 18, to pick 6 books t

in 2012.

What should you read? You could read those 6

you’ve been meaning to read for the last few year

about those ‘classic’ books you never actually rea

could even read 6 books on Jack the Ripper! Any

titles you choose to read or listen to count towar

6 in 12.

Participation is simple! Just choose your title a

a hold. You can do this at mymcpl.org/catalog or

pick up and fill out a book list at any branch loc

When you’re finished with a book, enter it onlin

www.6in12.org. On the site, simply fill in the tit

name, and your library card number. You could

of five eReaders and other assorted prizes.

You can enter the contest at any time during th

year. Start early and challenge yourself to 6, or p

eBook Use Soars

Mid-Continent Public Library started offering

just over a year ago, beginning with a meager 81

Within a week of rolling out the service, every si

eBook was checked out. One year later, the Libra

quintupled available titles and is offering new tit

genres, and formats every day. And still we can b

keep up with demand!

Over the course of the previous year, at any giv

more than three-quarters of the eBook collection

been checked out. Demand increased even furth

September when Amazon allowed Kindle users t

library collections for the first time. Nearing the

mark, MCPL has seen nearly 70,000 eBook chec

an astounding number.

With such a growing demand for eBooks, keep

top of buying content is one of the biggest new j

Library. “I try to purchase books once a week. Th

it easier to keep up the number of copies and fill

said Amy Fisher, Readers and Reference Services

“When we purchase titles, we buy one copy and

increase our copies based on the holds list. We cu

purchase nearly anything a patron requests.”

By purchasing based on patron desires, MCPL

fill the needs of eBook users, but is also able to le

about what eBook users prefer. The most popula

currently are romance and mystery, but patron re

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Access eBooks.

Never find yourself stranded without something to read

again. MCPL has partnered with OverDrive to bring the

convenience of eBooks to your eBook reader, tablet, or

mobile device. To get started, visit mymcpl.org.

6 books in 12 months

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Who?

Ages 18 and up.

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When?

Whenever. Challenge yourself to 6 or settle in for 2, the choice is

yours. Any library title you choose to read or listen to counts

towards your 6 in 12.

Where?

Wherever. Your living room. Your local library branch. Your local

coffee shop. You can download your chosen book on the go, pick it

up at the library or have it sent to one of our Library-To-Go sites.

How?

It’s simple. Pick 6 books or audiobooks you’ve been meaning to

read. Notify your local librarian or enter them online at the 6 in 12

website. When you’re finished with a book, enter it online. Just

include the title, your name, and your library card number. You

could win one of 5 eReaders and other assorted prizes.

Why?

Because 2012 is the year you’re finally going to tackle that “to be

read” list. You know, that book you read the CliffsNotes for back in

10th grade English? Maybe your neighbor keeps recommending the

same book, but you haven’t found the time. Who knows, this could

be the year you learn everything there is to know about the

Kansas City Mafia. It’s really your choice.

Table of Contents

Adult Programs ....................................................................6

Family Programs ................................................................26

Teen Programs ...................................................................42

Index by Title ....................................................................47

Index by Branch & Date ....................................................51

Homeschoolers @ the Library ............................................64

Book Clubs ........................................................................65

Storytimes ..........................................................................66

Board of Trustees

Mr. Brent Schondelmeyer – Jackson County, President

Mr. Stephen Hilliard – Platte County, Vice President

Mr. Marvin J. Weishaar – Clay County, Treasurer

Mrs. Joycelyn Tucker Burgo – Jackson County

Mr. Kurt Killen – Platte County

Mr. John W. Laney – Jackson County

Mr. Noel Shull – Clay County

Mr. Trent Skaggs – Clay County

Dr. Paul M. Thomson – Jackson County

Mr. Jeff Vandel – Platte County

Ms. Michelle Wycoff – Clay County

The information in this catalog is based on conditions at the time of printing. It is subject

to change. Classes may have a minimum or maximum required enrollment. Register for

the program in advance to ensure that the class will be held. Contact the branch listed for

more information about any program. There may be additional programs at MCPL which

are not listed in this brochure. Be sure to check with your local branch for any additional

programs which are being held this season.

Beyond the Books

January thru May 2012

Staying Connected

It is quite true that at the Mid-Continent Public Library

System there are many services available for you. But our focus is

not really on those services. Our focus is on you. Your interests and

the library’s interests are intertwined. Your public library is deeply

involved with your communities, with your lives.

Share your insights on how the library has had an impact on your

life at the Director’s Listening Post. Library Director Steven V. Potter

will visit four branches and listen to your aspirations so that the

library can play a role in creating the conditions to help you succeed

or face a challenge. Find out what societal changes are affecting the

future of libraries and their local impact.

“A hundred and fifty years after the pivotal event in our

nation’s history, we are still discovering its meanings.”

— Edward L. Ayers, Civil War Historian

At the library, you can make the most of both your past and your

future. Join us for a National Endowment for the Humanities and

American Library Association discussion series: Let’s Talk About It:

Making sense of the American Civil War. Read along with the variety

of readings selected by Dr. Edward Ayers, president of the University

of Richmond and Civil War scholar. The series will be led by Dr.

Randall Fuller of Drury University and author of From Battlefields

Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature. Celebrate

Jazz Appreciation Month with the music of Millie Edwards and

enjoy this music ‘made in America’.

Enrich yourself with a greater awareness of how to be fiscally fit as

well as physically fit. Workshops will help you do both this season!

In fact, inspire the kids to do the same and bring them to meet KC

Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, as he talks about being

fit for life. Missouri Mavericks’ radio announcer and his sidekick,

Mac, will teach the family about hockey. Try some yoga or Tai Chi

and de-stress and de-tech for a while! Learning how to create a

garden might help you do that, too!

Read with your family in the RAFT program, and add to the fun

by participating in one of our many Read Across America programs

honoring Dr. Seuss. Teens will have fun with those of like-minds

with Teen Tech Week programs and exploring The Force when it

enters the library.

We have programs to help you be entertained, be enlightened,

and to be a part of the conversation!

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MCPL MCPL Begins Begins Work Work at Woodneath at Woodneath Challenge Challenge Yourself Yourself @ the @ Library the Library

In November, In November, Mid-Continent Mid-Continent Public Library Public broke Library broke Mid-Continent Mid-Continent Public Library Public is committed Library is committed to restoring to restoring

ground on ground a new library on a new branch library in the branch Shoal in Creek the Shoal area Creek of area the home of using the home private using funds private only. funds This will only. allow This Library will allow Library

Kansas City, Kansas Missouri. City, Located Missouri. on Located the pre-Civil on the War pre-Civil 33 War funds 33 to go funds into the to go building into the of building a 35,000 of square a 35,000 foot square foot

acre Woodneath acre Woodneath estate, this new estate, branch this new will branch serve one will of serve one attached of branch. attached MCPL branch. has MCPL contracted has contracted and worked and worked

the fastest growing the fastest parts growing of the parts greater of the Kansas greater City Kansas area. City area. closely with closely Sapp Design with Sapp Associates Design to Associates create a branch to create a branch

The Shoal Creek The Shoal area’s Creek area’s

that combines that the combines love of the love of

population population has grown by has grown “We by wanted “We wanted to create to a create library a library where where history with history the modern with the modern

75% in the 75% last ten in the years, last ten

desires of library users.

everyone years,

desires of library users.

everyone that came that through came through the door the felt door felt

and MCPL’s and neighboring MCPL’s neighboring

The modern The library modern library

Liberty Branch Liberty has Branch seen the has seen that the the that library the library was built was for built them...” for them...”

is a much more is a much diverse more diverse

effect of that effect growth. of that Last growth. Last

building than building the than the

year, the Liberty year, the Branch Liberty was Branch the Library’s was the busiest Library’s location busiest location traditional warehouse traditional of warehouse books. Instead, of books. it offers Instead, users it offers users

having seen having huge increases seen huge in increases circulation in circulation and visitors and over visitors access over to information access to information in multiple in ways multiple that suit ways changing that suit changing

the last decade. the last decade.

needs and lifestyles. needs and Potter lifestyles. said, Potter “We wanted said, “We to create wanted to create

Responding Responding to the obvious to the need obvious for adequate need for library adequate library

a library where a library everyone where that everyone came through that came the through door the door

services in the services area, in MCPL’s the area, Board MCPL’s of Trustees Board of began Trustees began

felt that the felt library that was the library built for was them; built an for engaging, them; an engaging,

a search for a search suitable for home a suitable for a home new library for a new branch. library branch.

interesting interesting children’s area, children’s a private area, zone a private for teens, zone a for quiet teens, a quiet

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space for computer space for users, computer and a users, welcoming and a welcoming living room living room

property was property ultimately was deemed ultimately a perfect deemed location a perfect due location due

space to curl space up and to curl read up a newspaper.” and read a newspaper.”

to its proximity to its to proximity major growth to major areas growth and accessibility areas and accessibility Once built, Once the Woodneath built, the Woodneath Branch will Branch be a destination will be a destination

from three from major three highways. major Additionally, highways. Additionally, it offered the it offered the able to support able the to support Library’s the ongoing Library’s programming ongoing programming for for

Library the Library ability to the locate ability a branch to locate on a a branch meaningful on a meaningful children, teens, children, and adults. teens, and The adults. added space The added will also space will also

Northland Northland property. property.

provide a location provide to a location feature nationally to feature and nationally regionally and regionally

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recognized recognized programs that programs MCPL that branches MCPL cannot branches cannot

decaying 1850s decaying antebellum 1850s antebellum home located home at the located end of at a the end

currently

of a

accommodate. currently accommodate. The addition The of addition 33 acres of could 33 acres could

picturesque picturesque drive. The home drive. offered The home an ideal offered focal an point ideal focal point

allow the Library allow the to host Library a community to host a community garden, a farmers’ garden, a farmers’

for the design for of the a design modern of library a modern facility library and facility a way to and tie a way

market,

to tie

or any market, number or any of number other far-reaching of other far-reaching possibilities. possibilities.

the history the of the history area to of the future area to of the its future community. of its community. Construction Construction of the new of building the new will building start in will 2012 start in 2012

“We are going “We to are preserve going to the preserve story about the story a person about a person

and is slated and to is be slated complete to be in complete summer in 2013. summer A timetable 2013. A timetable

living in this living area in at this a certain area at time a certain in history,” time in said history,” Library said Library

on the completion on the completion of the home of is the home is

Director Steven Director V. Potter. Steven “We V. Potter. want to “We adaptively want to reuse adaptively reuse

dependent dependent on private funding on private for funding the for the

a family home a family to recreate home it to as recreate a public it space. as a public We want space. We want

project. Ideally, project. Library Ideally, users Library will be users will be

the public to the be public able to to view be able the to rolling view hills the rolling outside hills the outside

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to witness able much to witness of the much home of the home

window of window this historic of this home. historic home.

restoration restoration and see the and impact see the that impact that

their library their is having library on is history. having on history.

eBook eBook Use Soars Use Soars

January thru May

Can you read Can 6 you books read in 6 12 books months? in 12 We months? are challenging We are challenging later in the later year in and the read year as and many read as as you many can. as You you will can. You will

any adult, above any adult, the age above of 18, the to age pick of 18, 6 books to pick to 6 read books to read receive one receive entry in one the entry eReader in the give-away eReader per give-away book read. per book read.

in 2012. in 2012.

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you’ve been you’ve meaning been to meaning read for the to read last for few the years. last What few years. What comics, and comics, print titles and all print count. titles all count.

about those about ‘classic’ those books ‘classic’ you never books actually you never read? actually You read? You This is the year! This is Are the you year! up Are to the you challenge? up to the challenge?

could even could read 6 even books read on 6 Jack books the on Ripper! Jack the Any Ripper! library Any library

titles you choose titles you to read choose or listen to read to or count listen towards to count your towards your

6 in 12. 6 in 12.

Participation Participation is simple! Just is simple! choose Just your choose title and your place title and place

a hold. You a can hold. do You this can at mymcpl.org/catalog do this at mymcpl.org/catalog or you can or you can

pick up and pick fill out up and a book fill out list at a book any branch list at any location. branch location.

When you’re When finished you’re with finished a book, with enter a book, it online enter at it online at

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name, and your name, library and your card library number. card You number. could win You one could win one

of five eReaders of five and eReaders other assorted and other prizes. assorted prizes.

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year. Start early year. and Start challenge early and yourself challenge to yourself 6, or pick to it 6, up or pick it up

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just over a year just over ago, beginning a year ago, with beginning a meager with 813 a meager titles. 813 titles. accelerated accelerated rate, but eBook rate, purchasing but eBook purchasing is still not without is still not without

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quintupled quintupled available titles available and is titles offering and new is offering titles, new titles, Mid-Continent Mid-Continent Public Library Public tries Library to purchase tries to the purchase most the most

genres, and genres, formats and every formats day. And every still day. we And can still barely we can barely current bestsellers current and bestsellers titles by and the titles most by popular the most authors, popular authors,

keep up with keep demand! up with demand!

but many major but many publishers major refuse publishers to sell refuse their to eBooks sell their to eBooks to

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more than three-quarters more than three-quarters of the eBook of collection the eBook have collection have “When Amazon “When and Amazon Barnes and & Noble Barnes are & advertising Noble are advertising

been checked been out. checked Demand out. increased Demand even increased further even in further in titles that we titles cannot that get, we cannot it is frustrating get, it is for frustrating us trying for to us trying to

September September when Amazon when allowed Amazon Kindle allowed users Kindle to access users to access buy the copies buy and the copies for the and patrons for the who patrons want to who borrow want to borrow

library collections library collections for the first for time. the Nearing first time. the Nearing one year the one them,” year said them,” Fisher. said Fisher.

mark, MCPL mark, has MCPL seen nearly has seen 70,000 nearly eBook 70,000 checkouts eBook – checkouts While – the Library While the continues Library to continues press publishers to press for publishers for

an astounding an astounding number. number.

access to all access materials, to all Fisher materials, and her Fisher team and will her be team busy will be busy

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top of buying top content of buying is one content of the is biggest one of the new biggest jobs at new the jobs a at request the for a request a title you for would a title you like to would see, visit like to any see, MCPL visit any MCPL

Library. “I try Library. to purchase “I try to books purchase once books a week. once This a week. makes This branch makes and branch speak with and speak a staff with member. a staff member.

it easier to keep it easier up to the keep number up the of number copies and of copies fill holds,” and fill holds,”

said Amy Fisher, said Amy Readers Fisher, and Readers Reference and Services Reference Manager. Services Manager.

“When we “When purchase we titles, purchase we buy titles, one we copy buy and one then copy and then

increase our increase copies based our copies on the based holds on list. the We holds currently list. We currently

purchase nearly purchase anything nearly a anything patron requests.” a patron requests.”

By purchasing By purchasing based on patron based desires, on patron MCPL desires, is able MCPL to is able to

fill the needs fill of the eBook needs users, of eBook but is users, also able but is to also learn able more to learn more

about what about eBook what users eBook prefer. users The prefer. most popular The most genres popular genres

currently are currently romance are and romance mystery, and but mystery, patron but requests patron requests

have recently have added recently more added books more in the books western in the and western and

inspirational inspirational fiction genres. fiction genres.

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2012


Adult Programs

Animals & Nature Business & Personal Finance

Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds

Bring song, color, and life to your yard. Join us to learn what

types of feeders and food to use to attract wild birds to your yard

to benefit birds, the environment, and yourself.

Antioch Thursday, January 5 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, January 30 7:00 PM

Fishing the Missouri and Platte Rivers

Interested in fishing our local rivers? We will discuss regulations,

where to launch a boat, how to read the river, fishing from

the bank, as well as some popular methods used to catch fish in

the Platte and Missouri Rivers.

Parkville Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM

Hiking Trails of Kansas City

Kansas City is fortunate to have a wealth of parks and trails

in the surrounding metro area. How many have you visited?

A slide show will highlight a dozen or more scenic trails and parks.

A handout will include a checklist of trails with trail length, use,

and surface, so you can make plans to visit them all.

Colbern Road Tuesday, March 27 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, April 26 7:00 PM

South Independence Monday, May 21 7:00 PM

Kansas City: More Fountains than Rome?

Years ago Kansas City, MO ran an advertising campaign with

the slogan: “More Boulevards than Paris, more fountains than

Rome.” Rome had aqueducts. Kansas City has the Missouri River.

Rome had more sculptures, but fountains? We will present an

illustrated history of the public fountains of metropolitan Kansas

City. We invite participants in this program to bring pictures of

their favorite fountains and to vote on Kansas City’s best. We will

hand out a driving guide to major fountains with some details

on each. Leaders of this seminar are Julie Cirlincuina, author of

“Kansas Outdoor Treasures,” and her father, Ronald Miriani, who

taught Kansas City (and Roman) history at Park University.

Blue Springs South Tuesday, April 3 7:00 PM

Business Plans 101: for the Entrepreneur

When we fail to plan, we plan to fail. Do you have a plan

for success or a plan for failure? Do you have a current business

plan for your company? Learn the steps to create a business plan

from scratch, or enhance the one you currently have in place from

certified coaches in career management, research, retirement (and

its options as a business owner), and personal branding. Topics

include why business owners need a comprehensive business plan

regardless of the need for financing, analysis of current financial

situation (including asset analysis), SWOT analysis, competitive

analysis and research, niche marketing, services/products and pricing

analysis, and planning for the future.

Boardwalk Tuesday, February 7 7:00 PM

Centsability Now: Smarter Shopping,

Better Living

Learn how to drastically cut your household budget!

Beyond using scissors and coupons, this program teaches

you key strategies to save time and money. Discover new ways

to organize and expand your coupon library with minimal

effort. Master the skills of smarter shopping and reap the

rewards of better living. Facilitated by Lisa Williams.

South Independence Monday, January 23 7:00 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part I: Getting There

Roadblocks to financial success will be discussed, as well as basic

principles of cash management, accumulating wealth, locating and

maximizing discretionary income, and the importance of having

a financial blueprint. Presented by SOFA (Society for Financial

Awareness), a non-profit educational speakers bureau.

Kearney Tuesday, January 24 7:00 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part II:

Estate Planning

What is the purpose of estate planning? Distributing of estate,

wills, trusts; avoiding probate, and specific estate planning strategies

will be discussed. Presented by SOFA (Society for Financial

Awareness), a non-profit educational speakers bureau.

Kearney Tuesday, January 31 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 12 7:00 PM

Adult Programs

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part III:

Asset Allocation

Come and learn how to protect your investments against

interest rate, inflation, and market risks; put the financial pieces

in place, and utilize asset allocation to meet your short, mid, and

long-term goals. Planning that you don’t outlive your money

will also be discussed.

Excelsior Springs Thursday, February 2 6:30 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part IV:

You and Your Credit Score

Learn more about your credit health, how your credit score

helps you, what is in your credit report, five factors of scoring,

checking credit scores, and how to improve your credit.

Excelsior Springs Thursday, February 9 6:30 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 26 7:00 PM

Investing Basics for Women

Help yourself by discussing these topics — identifying your

characteristics, budgeting and debt management, the different

types of investments, some of the risks and returns of investing,

and planning for your retirement.

Grandview Thursday, February 9 6:30 PM

Camden Point Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

South Independence Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Missouri Legal Forms Database

Learn to find a variety of legal forms in the Missouri Legal

Forms database. Various search techniques using the available

tools of this database will be presented. This will be demonstration

only.

Colbern Road Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

Save Money by Shopping Thrift Stores

and Garage Sales

With the economy being what it is, all of us are looking for

a great deal. Join Lisa Holiman with Breath of Fresh Flair,

as she gives you shopping tips for getting great “new to you”

items for your home or yourself. Shopping thrift stores, consignment

shops, and other such places is a fabulous way to

reuse and repurpose items. But there are some things you can

do to make it more enjoyable and less overwhelming. Find

out what they are!

Antioch Tuesday, February 7 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Tuesday, February 28 7:00 PM

Parkville Thursday, April 26 7:00 PM

Smithville Tuesday, May 8 7:00 PM

North Oak Tuesday, May 29 7:00 PM

January thru May

Social Media 101 for Business Owners:

Part II

Facebook 101: In part two of this series, you’ll get an overview

of Facebook; how to setup your profile, creating a fan page for

your business, how to manage your photos and videos, setup a

news feed, and how to add friends.

Blue Springs South Tuesday, March 13 7:00 PM

Kearney Thursday, April 26 7:00 PM

Social Media 101 for Business Owners:

Part III

Promoting Your Business on Facebook: Business owners learn

how to build their fan base, strategies for content that adds fans,

how to create and manage an add campaign on Facebook, and

more.

Blue Springs South Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP)

AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at the library to assist

seniors 60 and over with moderate incomes with tax questions

and tax return preparation. The tax season is from Feb. 1st to

April 15th, 2012. Time and dates vary from branch to branch.

Please contact your local branch for more information or check on the

MCPL website for locations and times.

To safeguard our patrons from

unauthorized use of their library card,

all patrons must present their card in

order to check out materials.

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2012


Adult Programs

Careers & Education Crafts & Hobbies

Creating Powerful Resumes

and Cover Letters

Learn tips and techniques for writing successful resumes and

cover letters from an experienced certified career coaching specialist

and certified resume writer. Topics covered include defining

your employment objective, resume format and structure, writing

copy, cover letters, electronic resumes, scannable resumes, and

why honesty is everything.

Kearney Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

Raytown Tuesday, February 28 7:00 PM

Internet Job Search

Learn successful techniques to manage all aspects of your

Internet job search campaign from a certified resume writer and

certified career coach. The following topics will be covered: the

new social networking and specific strategies for your job search,

job searching online (including online classifieds), keywords and

their usage, the reason you need an electronic resume, and what

you need to know about doing company research. Attendees must

be able to navigate Internet sites effectively and have an understanding

of Microsoft Word.

Riverside Tuesday, March 6 10:00 AM

Grandview Thursday, May 10 6:30 PM

Interviewing Savvy

Do you cringe at the thought of being interviewed by a potential

employer? Learn the art of interviewing effectively from a

multi-certified resume writer and multi-certified career coach. The

following topics will be covered: appearance, actions, common

job interview mistakes, frequently asked job interview questions,

illegal job interview questions, what questions you should ask,

and questions not to ask during an interview.

Boardwalk Tuesday, February 21 7:00 PM

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library provides interactive online practice

tests and a tutorial course series designed to help users succeed

on academic and licensing tests. It offers immediate scoring,

complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of

results. This demonstration-only program will show how to access

the database and will review key features.

Colbern Road Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Riverside Tuesday, April 3 10:00 AM

Acrylic Painting

This two-part class teaches you how to paint using acrylic paint.

Learn about blending as you create beautiful paintings using

acrylic paint. No experience required. All supplies provided.

Blue Springs South Tuesday, January 17 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, January 24 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, February 6 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, February 13 6:30 PM

Antioch Thursday, March 8 6:30 PM

Antioch Monday, March 19 6:30 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Antioch Library Quilters and Stitchers

Do you quilt? Knit? Crochet? Do any kind of needlework?

Whether you are experienced or just beginning, all quilters

and stitchers are invited to join us. Bring your projects or

some finished work to show. Share ideas, questions, and fun!

Meets from 10 a.m. to noon.

Antioch Monday, January 9 10:00 AM

Antioch Monday, February 13 10:00 AM

Antioch Monday, March 12 10:00 AM

Antioch Monday, April 9 10:00 AM

Antioch Monday, May 14 10:00 AM

Beaded Baskets

Join Tina Gatewood as she shows us how to make these cute

little beaded baskets. These baskets make great gifts or add a nice

little touch in your decorating. Basket size approximately 3” x 4.”

Hands-on materials fee $4.

Blue Ridge Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Buckner Monday, March 26 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, April 5 7:00 PM

THE WORLD WIDE WEB IS GREAT FOR MANY THINGS,

SO LET US SHOW YOU HOW TO USE IT!

Adult Programs

Beginning Bridge Lessons

Learn how to play bridge in this four-week class. Join Kathy

Rolfe as she shares the basics of bridge including taking tricks, the

bidding language, no trump, major suit and minor suit, opening

bids, and responses. Each class will last two hours.

Grain Valley Thursday, February 2 2:00 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, February 9 2:00 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, February 16 2:00 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, February 23 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, May 10 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, May 17 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, May 31 7:00 PM

Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch

Could I do that? Yes, you can! Learn the basics of this craft.

Even if you already know how, come anyway just for an evening

of fun! Join instructor Karyla Stowell for this two-week

hands-on program. Hands-on materials fee $6. Please bring a

small sewing hoop and scissors.

Excelsior Springs Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM

Excelsior Springs Tuesday, March 20 6:30 PM

Parkville Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Parkville Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

North Independence Thursday, April 5 7:00 PM

North Independence Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

Beginning Crochet

With Beginning Crochet, you’ll learn the basic stitches and how

to read patterns. Bring a size H or I crochet hook and a skein of

worsted weight (variegated color or light color) yarn to class. This

a three-week class.

Grain Valley Friday, February 3 2:00 PM

Grain Valley Friday, February 10 2:00 PM

Grain Valley Friday, February 17 2:00 PM

Beginning Knitting

Have you ever wanted to learn the practical art of knitting, but

weren’t sure how to get started? Learn the basics of knitting and

create something lovely in just one session. Needles and yarn will

be available for a $10 materials fee, or you may bring your own.

Lone Jack Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, February 21 7:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, March 20 2:00 PM

Register Early!

January thru May

Catching the Big Rainbow Trout

One of the most rewarding experiences in fishing is catching

a big rainbow trout of your own. A veteran fisherman will be at

the library to share tips on fishing for and catching these fish. He

will share tips on where to find them, the right kind of gear and

lures you will need, and much more. This program is a must for

anyone interested in fishing.

Excelsior Springs Thursday, February 23 6:30 PM

Chinese Brush Painting

For people who are fascinated by the exquisite style of the

Chinese brush painting and its unique philosophy, this hands-on

workshop offers painting techniques, as well as an understanding

of the Chinese artist’s perception of nature. Appreciation of this

4000 year old art form will be taught through landscape, floral

compositions, and calligraphy. The usage of seal and symbolism

in Chinese painting will also be examined. Hands-on materials

fee $1.

Lee’s Summit Monday, January 23 2:30 PM

Crochet

Learn the basic stitches and how to read the patterns to

make everything from hot pads to clothing. Bring a size I or J

crochet hook and a skein of 4 ply (white or light colored) yarn to

first class. Instructions not limited to beginners. Multiple week

class. Susan Bates crochet hooks are recommended. Taught by

Wilma Kreisel.

South Independence Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, February 2 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, March 1 7:00 PM

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Adult Programs

Dear Jane Quilt Group

Dear Jane is the name of a quilt made in 1863 by Jane A.

Stickle. There are 225 different blocks in her sampler quilt. Come

make your own version of “Dear Jane.”. It is said, “Jane’s quilt is

the mother of all quilts, and all of the quilts which we make are

her babies.” We invite all quilters and non-quilters to join us on

the first Saturday of each month.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, January 7 1:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, February 4 1:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, March 3 1:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, April 7 1:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, May 5 1:00 PM

Heart Paper-Mache Box

Come join in the fun of painting these delightful heart shaped

paper-mache box. These make great gifts to give for Valentine’s

Day. This is an hour and a half class. Hands-on materials fee $3.

North Independence Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

Heritage Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of preserving memories using photographs,

printed media, memorabilia, and embellishments in decorated

books. Heritage Scrapbooking is a way of maintaining and

recording family history in a creative way. Come and exchange

ideas, get tips from guest speakers, and just have fun! Bring your

own scrapbooking “stuff”! This program runs for two hours.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, January 7 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, February 4 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, March 3 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, April 7 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, May 5 10:00 AM

Introduction to Ham Radio

In this four-week class, you’ll learn how to become a Ham

radio operator and prepare for the FCC Technician License

exam. You’ll also explore the hobby, service, and emergency

opportunities open to licensed hobby amateur (Ham) radio

operators. This class is taught by members of the Kansas City

Northland Amateur Radio Emergency Service. There is an

optional $20 materials fee for the class. There is also a $15 fee

for those who choose to take the FCC test.

Kearney Wednesday, February 1 6:30 PM

Kearney Wednesday, February 8 6:30 PM

Kearney Wednesday, February 15 6:30 PM

Kearney Wednesday, February 22 6:30 PM

Register Early!

Itty Bitty Crocheted Bear

Learn how to make your own stuffed animals in this three-week

class. This small crocheted bear is a stepping stone to learning to

make a variety of small stuffed animals. They are great for baby

gifts. You need to know some basic crocheting like how to make

a chain and single crochet. Supplies you will need are: four oz. of

light brown yarn (medium worst), two oz. of cream yarn (medium

worst), small amount of black yarn for eyes, nose, and mouth,

size F crochet hook, plastic craft needle or Tapestry needle, small

bag of Fiberfill.

Smithville Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Smithville Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Smithville Thursday, April 5 7:00 PM

Kitty Toy Craft

Want to please a cat or a cat lover? Join us to make something

special for a fine, furry, feline friend or donate to an animal shelter.

There will be a hands-on materials fee of $5 and bring your

own pair of scissors.

North Independence Monday, January 9 7:00 PM

Knits and Needles

Calling all quilters, crocheters, and knitters! Whether you are

an experienced needleworker or just beginning, you are invited to

join us. We will meet to knit and share ideas. Bring your projects.

Lee’s Summit Thursday, January 5 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, January 19 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, February 2 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, February 16 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, March 1 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, March 15 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, April 5 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, April 19 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, May 3 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, May 17 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Quilters

Quilters, be sure to join us for some new ideas, fun, enjoyment,

and a time just for you. No experience is necessary and all are

welcome. Bring a project to work on.

Lee’s Summit Monday, January 23 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, February 27 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, March 26 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, April 23 6:30 PM

Library Bags

Create a library bag that is fun and useful using three pieces of

material. If you have a portable sewing machine, please bring it

with you. Hands-on materials fee $7.

South Independence Saturday, February 11 2:00 PM

Adult Programs

Rag Chew Dog Toy

Come join us as we make this rough-and-tumble, one-of-a-kind

dog toy. Great for dogs, dog lovers, and donations to dog shelters.

There will be a hands-on materials fee of $5 and bring your own

pair of scissors.

North Independence Monday, January 9 7:00 PM

Stitched Tea Towels

Come join in the fun of making your very own tea towel out of

tea-dyed muslin. Good for beginners. If you can thread a needle,

you can do this! Please bring an embroidery hoop and scissors.

Instructor Karyla Stowell. Hands-on materials fee $3.

Lone Jack Thursday, April 19 7:00 PM

Storing and Protecting Family Heirlooms

Did you inherit grandmother’s quilt or great-great-grandfather’s

civil war letters? Now that you have them, what should you do

with them to preserve them for the next generation? This class

will teach you simple, inexpensive ways to preserve your family

heirlooms. Please feel free to bring one (one only please) family

heirloom for a special archival show and tell.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, May 1 10:00 AM

Vintage Fishing Lures: Basics of

Collecting and Assessing Values

Join us for this beginner’s level guide to identifying the manufacturers

and models of vintage fishing lures. Focusing on lures

made from 1910 through the 1950’s, we will discuss the criteria

used for grading the condition, rarity, and current dollar values

of antique fishing lures. Feel free to bring yours in for an on-site

appraisal from an active collector.

Oak Grove Saturday, February 4 11:00 AM

North Independence Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

Edgerton Saturday, February 25 10:00 AM

Parkville Thursday, March 1 7:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, March 3 2:30 PM

Water Colors for Beginners

Learn how to create the illusion of a 3-dimensional object on

a 2-dimensional surface by using water colors. Students will create

a value scale using color to get familiar with this water color

technique.

Colbern Road Tuesday, April 3 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Tuesday, April 10 7:00 PM

January thru May

Expanding Your Horizons

Director’s Listening Post

Come discuss the library system,

the future of libraries, or just your

favorite books when Library Director

Steven V. Potter visits your branch.

Liberty Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Tuesday, March 27 10:00 AM

North Independence Tuesday, April 3 11:00 AM

Parkville Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

First Friday Film

Join us for a screening of a classic from the Golden Age of

Hollywood and stay to discuss the film. The popcorn is on us as

we relive some of the Silver Screen’s greatest moments.

Lee’s Summit Friday, January 6 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Friday, February 3 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Friday, March 2 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Friday, April 6 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Friday, May 4 2:00 PM

Introduction to Spanish Language

and Culture

Join us for this two-week class for an introduction to the

Spanish language. Learn the basics of how to listen, speak, read,

and write Spanish. Also, learn about the Spanish culture.

Raytown Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM

Raytown Tuesday, March 13 7:00 PM

North Independence Monday, May 7 7:00 PM

North Independence Monday, May 14 7:00 PM

PPA/GKC Loan Collection 2011 Exhibit

The Professional Photographers Association of Greater Kansas

City proudly presents the “Loan Collection 2011” print exhibit.

This collection consists of the very “best of the best” images from

their annual print competition that is held in February.

Kearney Wednesday, January 4 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Wednesday, February 15 6:00 PM

Blue Springs North Saturday, March 17 10:00 AM

Platte City Thursday, April 19 7:00 PM

Smithville Tuesday, May 29 7:00 PM

Texting 101

If you can’t tell an ‘LOL’ from an ‘OMG,’ this program is

for you. Brother John will gently guide you through this communication

maze with personal stories and simple hands-on

instructions. This is an interactive session, so check your cell

phone texting plan and costs.

Boardwalk Tuesday, May 8 2:00 PM

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Adult Programs

Genealogy

Am I Indian? Who Was My Grandpa?

It is estimated that over 20,000 residents of the Kansas City

Metro area are of Native American heritage. Many more recall

stories that their grandmother was part Cherokee or that their

great grandfather was thought to be American Indian. Now they

are wondering how they can know for sure. Nancy Blue discusses

the basic information about tracing your Native American ancestors.

She will outline the steps for obtaining a CDIB card (Certificate

of Degree of Indian blood). She also covers the requirements

for obtaining membership in the tribe. She specializes in the five

“Civilized Tribes,” Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Seminole, and

Creek. However she will have some information about researching

other tribes as well. Participants will receive handouts listing

resources and contact information for further research.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, May 17 7:00 PM

Basic U.S. Military Records

Find out what records you can research if your ancestor was in a

war. This class will familiarize you with where to find the records

and how to order them, from the Colonial Wars to World War II.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, February 21 10:00 AM

Beginning Census Records with

Andrew McKinley

Join us for a trip through time using census records. Learn how

to search effectively in Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest. You will

also learn what other sources to tap into when you cannot find

your ancestor online.

Riverside Monday, March 12 7:00 PM

Register by Phone

call the MCPL branch

Register Online

www.mymcpl.org/events

Beginning Census Records

Join us for a trip through time using census records. Learn how

to search effectively in Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest. You will

also learn other sources to tap into when you cannot find your

ancestor online.

Lee’s Summit Wednesday, February 15 7:00 PM

Beginning Genealogy with

Andrew McKinley

This class focuses on procedures, skills, and techniques needed

for beginning a search of your family genealogy.

Riverside Monday, January 9 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, January 17 10:00 AM

Beginning Genealogy with Beth Foulk

This class focuses on procedures, skills, and techniques needed

for beginning a search of your family genealogy.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, February 11 9:30 AM

Beginning Genealogy with Cindi Fournier

This class looks at the fundamentals of beginning a genealogical

research project. How to organize, census information, vital

records, and where to look for information will be discussed.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Beginning Genealogy with Ellen Miller

This class looks at the fundamentals of beginning a genealogical

research project. How to organize, census information, vital

records, and where to look for information will be discussed.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, January 3 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, February 7 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, April 3 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, May 1 7:00 PM

Beginning Genealogy with Jolene Clark

This class looks at the fundamentals of beginning a genealogical

research project. How to organize, census information, vital

records, and where to look for information will be discussed.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, April 17 10:00 AM

Beginning Genealogy with Julie Felps

This class looks at the fundamentals of beginning a genealogical

research project. How to organize, census information, vital

records, and where to look for information will be discussed.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, March 6 10:00 AM

Register In Person

at the MCPL branch

Adult Programs

Beginning Genealogy

If you have a desire to learn how to work on your genealogy,

then this class is for you. Find out about the forms you will need

and where to gather information. Learn organizational skills along

with what resources to start with. This is also a great refresher

class for intermediate and advanced users.

Lee’s Summit Wednesday, January 18 7:00 PM

Beginning Internet Genealogy

Does the Internet have you stumped? Are you looking for your

family in cyberspace without any luck? This class will focus on

evaluating websites and will introduce some of the best genealogy

sites on the Web.

Riverside Monday, February 13 7:00 PM

Cemetery Art: What Does that Thing

on the Headstone Mean?

Have you ever wondered what those different carvings on

the tombstones mean? Are they significant or merely decorative?

Join Ellen Miller for a presentation that explains what

many cemetery icons mean along with a brief overview of the

history of funerary practices.

Antioch Tuesday, February 28 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Friday, May 25 9:30 AM

Census Research

Join us for a trip through time using census records. Learn how

to search effectively in Ancestry,com and Heritage Quest, as well

as print indices and soundex. See what information our government

thought was important about our ancestors and how we can

apply that to our genealogy research.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, January 12 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

Connect with Your Ancestors through

Graphoanalysis

Get to know your ancestors by analyzing their handwriting

to learn more about them on a personal level. Bring a copy of a

signature you would like to analyze.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Cool Tools at Midwest Genealogy Center

It’s a big library with lots of materials! Make the most of this

valuable repository by attending this class. You’ll learn what’s at

the library, where to find it, and how to use it. Plus pick up a few

insider tips. Excellent overview for all skill levels.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, January 14 9:30 AM

January thru May

County Histories

What are county histories? Who printed them? When were they

created? My family is not in the index, should I still look at the

book? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Claycomo Tuesday, February 7 10:00 AM

Essential Database Search Tips

This course explores what a database is and gives keys to searching

for your ancestors. The presenter discusses common genealogy

search errors and corrections. This course gives an overview of the

Heritage Quest database and additional features of it.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, March 15 7:00 PM

Finding Confederate Records

Soldiers on the Confederate side of the War of the Rebellion

also received pensions, left service records, and joined fraternal

organizations. But they are not federal records. Find out where

the records are located and how to access them.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, March 13 10:00 AM

Genealogy Swap Meet

Come swap your problem ancestors! Sometimes we are too

close to a genealogy brick wall to see an answer. Someone else

may have a way over it, through it, or around it. Bring up to

five copies of your family research question with supporting

documentation (ancestor charts, family group sheets, research log,

etc.) and join us for snacks and swapping. For intermediate and

advanced researchers.

Lee’s Summit Monday, March 19 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, April 16 2:00 PM

FREE WiFi

Access the Web with your laptop

or mobile device with free WiFi at

every library branch

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Adult Programs

German Civil Registration Records Part I

This class concentrates on translating a birth record. By examining

how the information is presented in this record, one can learn

word and vocabulary structure that are repeated and used in other

German records. This two-part series is presented by Bob Howe,

and continues on Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, April 14 9:30 AM

German Civil Registration Records

Part II

A continuation of the introduction to Exploring German Civil

Registration Records that occurred in October 2010, this class

concentrates on translating an actual birth record. By examining

how the information is presented in the record, one can learn to

identify words and vocabulary structure that are repeated and

used in a set format for most birth registrations. Once these

words and phrases are learned, the task of translating becomes

much easier. This is a two-part class presented by Bob Howe.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Saturday, May 12 9:30 AM

Guide to Genealogy Indexing

This class will explain how to use an index properly to find what

you’re looking for.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, February 7 10:00 AM

Heads of Households Only Pre-1850

Federal Census

This class will go through the techniques for analyzing pre-1850

federal census records to find parents and establish location for

particular families. Manufacturing schedules will also be discussed.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, May 3 7:00 PM

Help for those Brick Walls: Wikis

for Genealogists

You have looked everywhere you know to look and still can’t

find that elusive information. There are several wikis on the Internet

that may point you in new directions to extend your search.

This class briefly discusses what a wiki is, and explores wikis connected

with Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and a few others.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, May 31 7:00 PM

HeritageQuest Online

Would you like to research your family history without

leaving home? Let HeritageQuest help you find the answers!

Search thousands of family and local history books and the

complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1930. Find

pension applications for Revolutionary War veterans, as well

as bank records of former slaves. This will be demonstration

only and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Claycomo Tuesday, April 3 10:00 AM

How to Create a Research Log

Using a Research Log is essential to your research. It provides a

“To Do List”, as well as a “To Done List”. Laurie will show you

how to use this form to organize and analyze your research.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, May 8 10:00 AM

How to Use the Midwest

Genealogy Center

This tour of the Midwest Genealogy Center is conducted by

a staff member. The participants will learn about the genealogy

databases on the Library computer, and about the microfilm and

microfiche collections found in the Library.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, January 10 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, February 2 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, April 3 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, April 26 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, May 10 7:00 PM

Imported to America

It may be surprising to some that all Europeans coming to

America didn’t come seeking the land of “milk and honey.” Some

were “transported” as the sentence for their crime of stealing,

prostitution, or other non-capital offenses. Others paid for their

passage with years of uncompensated labor. It’s a riveting story,

and an eye-opening look at a not-often-told side of Colonial

America. In this class we break open the stories of 50,000 or more

immigrants through the history of documents they’ve left behind.

North Independence Monday, March 12 7:00 PM

Internet Genealogy with

Andrew McKinley

Most of our ancestors are no longer living, and geography separates

us from our living family. Computer technology narrows the

gap. This session will cover using e-mail, various websites devoted

to genealogy, and how to post a query.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, March 20 10:00 AM

Excelsior Springs Thursday, April 12 6:30 PM

Adult Programs

Irish Research: Here and There

Trying to find the location in the Emerald Isle where your

ancestors came from can be a challenge! Your search in Ireland

must begin on this side of the Atlantic with Suzanne Vinduska

and Maria Forsha. Sources for many available records, American

and Irish, along with helpful ideas and some personal experiences

we’ve encountered during our own research are discussed. This is

a 90 minute class.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Riverside Monday, April 9 7:00 PM

Native American Genealogy

Finding Native American ancestors can be a daunting task, but

it can be done! Learn the steps and find out about the records

available to assist you in your search.

North Independence Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Order No. 11 and the Civil War

The primary focus of this class are the stories and histories of

the families who lived in this area in 1860. Tom Rafiner will try

to answer the question of what happened to the families during

the War leading up to Order No. 11 and subsequent to Order

No. 11, where did they go and who came back.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM

Passenger Lists

Learn what types of passenger lists are available, where to find

them, and how to search them. Included is a brief background on

immigration.

Weston Thursday, April 5 2:00 PM

Riverside Monday, May 14 7:00 PM

Putting the Past into Pictures

Have you ever considered tracing your family tree through

photos? Official government census information leaves holes

in our ancestral information, ranging from dominant facial

features; to eye color and skin tone; to personality traits.

Collecting old family photos and interviewing older family

members who knew those pictured can help answer such

questions. Join Debbie Coleman-Topi in a quest to unlock

more than basic statistics about your ancestors and begin

creating your own keepsake heritage album. Bring a few older

photos to get you started creating your own heritage album.

Excelsior Springs Thursday, March 22 6:30 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

Weston Monday, April 16 7:00 PM

Register Early!

January thru May

Read All About It

Come learn about our many newspaper databases and how to

search them. You will also learn how to look for other newspapers,

as well as how to order them from other repositories. Most

importantly, you will learn why to search newspapers to benefit

your genealogy search.

Kearney Tuesday, March 13 7:00 PM

Scandinavian Research with

Lauri Jean Swett

Come and learn how to research your ancestors from Denmark,

Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Learn about the different church

records and other types of records that mark the events in your

ancestors’ lives. Review tips to minimize the language barrier.

Lauri Jean Swett has been researching her Scandinavian ancestor

for over 25 years. Come take advantage of that experience as she

shares her expertise with you.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, April 10 10:00 AM

Searching the Rags for Riches:

Newspaper Research

Newspapers of the past focused more on the personal lives of

the local folk than they do today. From obituaries to wedding

descriptions to gossip columns, old papers can add many colorful

episodes in an ancestor’s life. This class will also cover how to find

papers for the specific time and locale.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, April 19 7:00 PM

Southern Plantation Records

in the Antebellum South

Before the Civil War plantations flourished in the southern

states. Learn more about the records and how to research them to

find information on plantation owners and their families as well

as their slaves and neighbors.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, February 14 10:00 AM

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St. Louis Research

Did you know that St. Louis is older than the United

States? Do you know about the “great divorce”, and what it

means to genealogists? Taught by a native St. Louisan, this

class is geared to beginning St. Louis researchers. We will

explore the importance of St. Louis neighborhoods, along

with lots of info on websites, church records, and some “insider”

scoops on little-known facts about the “Gateway to the

West.” By the way, where did you go to high school? (Find

out why that information matters to St. Louisans!)

Excelsior Springs Thursday, April 5 6:30 PM

Take a Genealogy Trip

If you are planning a genealogy research trip this summer,

don’t miss this class. You will learn tips that will help you make

the most out of your adventure. If you already know your travel

destination, let the staff know when you call to make a reservation

for the class. See you there!

Red Bridge Wednesday, February 8 2:00 PM

Take a Genealogy Trip with Julie

Nothing beats walking the ground you ancestors owned.

Research trips take you to their home. Learn how to find research

facilities in the locations you need.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, May 29 10:00 AM

Tell Me About the Good Ol’ Days

Stories from your relatives can be a wonderful addition to your

genealogy. They add such flavor and history to pass on to the

rest of the world. This class gives you ideas on what questions to

ask, how to record their stories, and how to make the interview

go smoothly. We will also discuss how to extract genealogy clues

from their stories.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, January 5 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, March 1 7:00 PM

Using Family Search

Find out how to get the most out of using the FamilySearch

website. Learn tips on searching records, using the research wiki,

finding family trees, using the Family History catalog, and more.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, January 19 7:00 PM

Using InterLibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan is a valuable tool in researching your family

history! Come learn about all that ILL can do for you. This class

covers how to order microfilmed newspapers from across the

country, books from other libraries, and films from the Family

History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. The class also covers

Internet sources and archival research.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, May 15 10:00 AM

When Internet Census Indices Fail

Ancestry and Heritage Quest have indexed the census records,

but there are errors and omissions. Do you have a Plan B? We will

discuss working with the “old fashioned” census indices such as

Soundex/Miracode, Ideal Index and published forms.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, April 5 7:00 PM

Writer’s Block

You’ve gathered records, stories, and pictures. You’ve talked to

every living relative and a few dead ones. What’s next? PUBLISH!

This group will discuss the writing and publishing process with

guest speakers and each other. Time will be set aside at each meeting

to share your writing with other struggling authors.

One-and-half hour.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, January 24 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, February 28 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, March 27 10:00 AM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Tuesday, May 22 10:00 AM

Medical Databases

Don’t take a chance on misinformation

from a webpage when seeking help for a

medical condition. Take a look at our

databases, both remotely and in the

library. Like our reference books, our

databases contain reputable information.

www.mymcpl.org

Adult Programs

Health & Well-Being

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program

This four-week program, taught by a certified instructor, covers

gentle movements for improving balance, circulation, flexibility,

and helping to reduce pain from arthritis. Learn gentle warm-up

and cool down exercises plus routines of traditional movements

from the SUN (‘Soon’) Style Tai Chi.

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, April 3 2:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, April 10 2:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, April 11 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, April 17 2:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, April 18 7:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, April 25 7:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, May 2 7:00 PM

Basic Yoga

If you have always wanted to try yoga, this is your chance. Join

in this restorative class with slow-paced stretching, some simple

breathing exercises, and perhaps seated meditation. This is a good

place to learn basic poses, relaxation techniques, and become

comfortable with yoga. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable

clothing and bring a yoga mat and/or towel.

Colbern Road Tuesday, January 31 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Tuesday, February 7 7:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, February 8 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Tuesday, February 14 7:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, February 15 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Tuesday, February 21 7:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, February 22 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Friday, February 24 10:00 AM

South Independence Wednesday, February 29 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Friday, March 2 10:00 AM

Oak Grove Friday, March 9 10:00 AM

Oak Grove Friday, March 16 10:00 AM

Antioch Friday, April 13 10:00 AM

Antioch Friday, April 20 10:00 AM

Antioch Friday, April 27 10:00 AM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, May 1 7:00 PM

Antioch Friday, May 4 10:00 AM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, May 8 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, May 15 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, May 22 7:00 PM

To safeguard our patrons from

unauthorized use of their library card,

all patrons must present their card in

order to check out materials.

January thru May

Easy Inexpensive Haircuts

Do you or your children need a haircut? Save some money

and learn easy, inexpensive ways to cut hair at home. Also, some

simple hairstyles will be shown and questions answered. Bring a

bath towel and someone who needs a haircut, too!

Buckner Monday, February 27 7:00 PM

Claycomo Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, April 17 7:00 PM

Families Living With Food Allergies

Join us for this comprehensive food allergy educational program

from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). This

program covers food allergy basics, facts vs. myths, how to avoid

allergens, how to recognize a reaction, and resources to help live

with food allergies.

Grandview Thursday, January 12 6:30 PM

Red Bridge Monday, January 30 7:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, January 31 2:00 PM

Oak Grove Monday, February 13 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Tuesday, April 17 7:00 PM

How Acupuncture Works

Come learn how a medicine over 3,000 years old works and

what it can treat, from everyday aches and pains to nausea from

chemotherapy, and even hypertension. This is an educational experience,

so bring lots of questions! Travis Spire-Sweet is a board

certified acupuncturist.

Liberty Thursday, February 2 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Buckner Monday, May 14 7:00 PM

Make Your Own Organic Facials

and Scrubs

Make your own facials, toners, and body scrubs in the comfort

of your own home. Learn how easily you can save money while

pampering your skin in just a few minutes a day. Attendees learn

to make cleanser/facial scrub, one facial mask, toner, and body

scrub/mask out of common household ingredients! Class includes

a hands-on demonstration, handout, shopping list, resources for

finding ingredients, and recipes. A free drawing will be held to

give away all of the products produced in class.

Boardwalk Tuesday, April 10 7:00 PM

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Adult Programs

Medicare Decision Made Easy

What is Medicare? When am I eligible? What are the four parts

of Medicare? How does the drug coverage work? Learn all the basic

information to help guide you through the process of choosing

your Medicare coverage.

South Independence Monday, February 27 4:00 PM

Weston Monday, February 27 7:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, February 28 2:00 PM

Red Bridge Wednesday, April 18 2:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, April 28 2:30 PM

Claycomo Tuesday, May 8 10:00 AM

Self Defense

Learn how to defend yourselves from attacks. Tamara Shumate

teaches self defense tactics including hit and run escapes and some

pressure points. Learn how to be proactive instead of reactive.

Blue Springs North Thursday, May 10 7:00 PM

Unleashing the Power of Your Dreams

Remember how we all had dreams of being astronauts,

professional athletes, or superheroes? While those dreams

might not be in the cards, there are other dreams that lay in

wait within us all. Recharge your spirit and create a more

dynamic life by harnessing the power of your dreams! Learn

motivational and inspirational tips from a Certified Retirement

Coach who has made a career of studying the power of

a dream and how one can change your life for the better.

North Independence Monday, February 13 7:00 PM

Register Early!

Blue Bellies and Bushwhackers

Join Arnold Schofield as he discusses the barbaric guerrilla warfare

that occurred in Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War.

Grandview Thursday, April 26 6:30 PM

Civil War Connections: Mary Lobb and

Lobb Cemetery

Living in constant fear of divided loyalties and battles of neighbor

vs. neighbor was common place in the perilous Border and

Civil Wars. This lively multimedia presentation features Barbara

Hughes as Mary Lobb, resident of Eastern Jackson County, during

these trying times.

Blue Springs North Thursday, March 15 7:00 PM

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Friday, April 27 9:30 AM

Civil War in Jackson County

How did the Civil War affect the people in the Jackson County

area? Join historian Gregg Higginbotham as he discusses the war

that turned neighbor against neighbor, father against son, and

brother against brother.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Raytown Wednesday, April 25 7:00 PM

First to Serve

Join Arnold Schofield as he discusses the participation of

African American soldiers in the Civil War. Learn more about the

Trans-Mississippi Theatre of Operations

Blue Ridge Tuesday, February 28 7:00 PM

How We Were Freed: From Indentured

Servants to Slavery

We all know the Civil War emancipated approximately

four million slaves, but prior to the Civil War, there were freecoloreds,

ex-slaves, and former indentured servants who secured

their own freedom. This workshop outlines various ways slaves

and indentured servants were able to gain and maintain their freedom

pre-Civil War. Various reproductions of actual documents

will be shared.

Midwest Genealogy Ctr Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

Jesse and Frank James: The Outlaw Years

In the aftermath of the American Civil War, a number of

former guerrilla fighters found new occupations as outlaws and

robbers. Two of these men were the famous Jesse James and his

brother, Frank. A historical interpreter from the James Farm, will

be here to continue their story. This program will focus on their

days as outlaws, and is a must for history buffs.

Excelsior Springs Thursday, March 29 6:30 PM

Adult Programs

Mourning During the Civil War

Mourning the death of a loved one was a large and drawn out

practice in the 1800’s. Join us to witness a full mourning outfit

and learn more about this often unknown American custom.

History Holidays

Smithville Wednesday, February 15 1:30 PM

Plaza (Walking Tour)

Meet at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain for a brief lecture

by Professor Miriani on the origin and history of the Plaza. You

will receive a map containing an outline of the tour. We will walk

for about 70 minutes to illustrate the principles applied by J. C.

Nichols and his son, Miller Nichols. There has never been a commercial

real estate development like this.

Raytown Thursday, May 3 10:00 AM

Lee’s Summit Saturday, May 5 10:00 AM

Blue Springs South Saturday, May 12 10:00 AM

ProQuest Civil War Era Database

ProQuest Civil War Era contains primary source materials such

as newspapers, pamphlets, and articles that go beyond the battles.

This vast range of Civil War Era research topics covers Manifest

Destiny through the end of the Civil War. This informative program

will be demonstration only.

Colbern Road Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

The History of Lake Maurer

It was known as the place “where summer never ends.” This

relatively small lake just south of Excelsior Springs was the place

where people in the area spent much of their summers. It was

called Lake Maurer. Join us as we look at the history of this fascinating

place. You will get a chance to share many photos of this

early amusement park that, for many of us, was part of our lives.

Excelsior Springs Friday, February 17 4:00 PM

Women in Missouri During the Civil War

With indomitable will, women in Missouri showed courage

and fortitude when faced with terrible uncertainty during the

Civil War. Barbara Hughes portrays Laura Flanery in a vignette

as a woman who was forced out of her home and then walked to

Texas from Jackson County, Missouri! Other selected women’s

stories will be shared through a PowerPoint presentation, music,

and historic replicas.

South Independence Monday, April 30 7:00 PM

January thru May

Beaded Rabbits

Learn how to create this cute little rabbit with beads. Join us for

this two-part class. Hands-on materials fee $11.

Platte City Saturday, March 17 1:00 PM

Claycomo Saturday, March 24 10:00 AM

Claycomo Saturday, March 31 10:00 AM

Beaded Uncle Sam

Join us for this two-week class to create this unique Uncle Sam.

Class runs for one and a half hour. If only one date is scheduled,

class runs for three hours. Hands-on materials fee $12.

Lone Jack Thursday, January 19 7:00 PM

Lone Jack Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

Paper-mache Easter Eggs

Springtime means it’s Easter! Come join instructor Karyla

Stowell in this two hour class and create these unique Easter eggs

from paper-mache. Hands-on materials fee $10.

Liberty Thursday, March 15 7:00 PM

Antioch Tuesday, March 27 7:00 PM

North Oak Tuesday, April 3 7:00 PM

See the centerfold for

more information on the

'Making Sense of the Civil War'

programs at MCPL this Spring!

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Adult Programs

Home & Garden

Antioch Gardeners

Join us as we share gardening tips and tricks. We will occasionally

have guest speakers and will learn something new each

month. This meeting lasts one and a half hour.

Antioch Thursday, January 5 2:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, February 2 2:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, March 1 2:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, April 5 2:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, May 3 2:00 PM

Award-Winning Smoked Meats

How do the experts create those mouth watering smoked

meats? Join Wanda Swartz, award winning BBQ chef, as she

explains the different types of smokers, techniques, wood used to

smoke meats, and more. She’ll share recipes for rubs, marinades,

and italian sausage. Learn the secret to smoking award winning

meats from an American Royal Grand Champion.

Claycomo Saturday, April 14 2:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, May 17 7:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, May 22 7:00 PM

Barbecue Basics: The Low and Slow Way

Want to make great barbecue? Learn the basic techniques, from

start to finish, to achieving mouth-watering barbecue dishes.

Members of an award winning team will teach tips to the perfect

fire, selecting types of woods, temperature control, meat preparation,

injections, and rubs. Samples provided.

Platte City Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Tuesday, May 1 7:00 PM

Raytown Tuesday, May 8 7:00 PM

North Oak Tuesday, May 15 7:00 PM

Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your

Yard & Gardens

Join us for this two-part hands-on class to construct and paint a

birdhouse that will attract area birds to your yard and garden. All

supplies are included. You will construct the birdhouse the first

session, and paint and adorn it with colorful items the second

session. You won’t have to put a “For Rent” sign up on this birdhouse.

Birds will love this house for years to come.

Antioch Thursday, February 2 2:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, March 1 2:00 PM

Grain Valley Saturday, March 3 10:00 AM

Grain Valley Saturday, March 10 10:00 AM

Platte City Thursday, May 3 7:00 PM

Platte City Thursday, May 10 7:00 PM

Build a Sidewalk Garden

Join in the joy of gardening as we plant some favorites that do

very well in this area. Gardens can remedy a number of exterior

problems including drainage issues, creating pleasant vistas in lieu

of unattractive ones, and simply offering one a spot of repose.

Kearney Tuesday, April 3 7:00 PM

Bulgarian Cookery

Bulgarians have some of the healthiest diets in Eastern Europe

through the use of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and

nuts. Learn to make a heart-warming, vibrant red stew that is

simple to prepare. Seasoned with basil, marjoram, and thyme, this

satisfying supper will become a family favorite.

Edgerton Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Lone Jack Thursday, May 10 7:00 PM

Container Gardening for the

Urban Farmer

Urban enthusiasts and patio people, join us as we deck out

a balcony with containers and a green screen. We’ll learn how

to build window/patio boxes and create a screen trellis for the

plants to climb. You’ll learn how to select plants for your exposure

and what thrives in varying conditions. The result will

be an outdoor room with privacy and the beauty of greenery,

florals, and herbs. You’ll receive a comprehensive handout

with building plans, plants, and local resources.

Parkville Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

South Independence Monday, March 26 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Claycomo Tuesday, April 17 10:00 AM

Liberty Thursday, April 19 7:00 PM

Adult Programs

Decorating with Thrift Store and Flea

Market Finds

Learn how to turn items from cheap to chic! Lisa Holiman with

Breath of Fresh Flair shows you how to find that perfect bargain

and incorporate it into your existing décor.

Riverside Monday, February 6 7:00 PM

Claycomo Saturday, February 11 2:00 PM

Liberty Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Wednesday, March 7 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Tuesday, April 17 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Tuesday, May 1 7:00 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, May 3 7:00 PM

Easy Herbal Remedies

Learn more about creating natural herbal remedies with ingredients

you can find in the supermarket and in your own lawn. We

will show you how to make simple teas for treating sore throats

or stomach upset, as well as treatments for small burns, cuts, and

stings or bites. This class is intended to educate and inform participants,

not to dispense medical advice. A PowerPoint presentation,

handout, and Q&A session is included.

North Oak Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Edible Landscaping

Herbs, fruits, vegetables - all are beautiful and can easily be

incorporated into your garden for edible purposes and visual

interest. Come and view pictures of presenter Christine Shuck’s

garden, The Deadly Nightshade, and learn how you can begin to

landscape with your own edibles! We will discuss planting and

cultivation techniques, multi-purpose plants, and even touch on

composting and companion planting. A PowerPoint presentation,

along with a handout with a couple of easy garden designs will

be covered. Blend beauty and utility together to create your own

edible landscape! This is a two hour class.

Lee’s Summit Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Grandview Thursday, March 22 6:30 PM

January thru May

Flavors of Thailand

Join in an exploration of Thai cuisine! Don’t miss out on the

flavorful fun as Chef Zoe teaches you how to prepare Phat Thai

(Thai Fried Noodles) and two exotic salads; Som Tam (Papaya

Salad) and a vegetarian version of Yum Ta Krai (Lemon Grass

Salad with walnuts and cashews instead of the traditional pork).

We’ll finish with the ‘Yums’ of dining upon the creations! Recipes

provided.

Lee’s Summit Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

Platte City Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

From Your Garden to Your Shelves

Is your grocery bill growing? Do you want to do something

about it and at the same time enjoy healthy fresh veggies? Come

learn how to till your own garden, plant, weed, harvest, and preserve

your own veggies. Hand-outs will include tips and recipes.

Dearborn Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

Lone Jack Thursday, April 26 7:00 PM

Gardening on the Cheap

You’ve always wanted to start a garden, but between the time

it takes and the amount of money you think you need to invest,

it sounds like too much. Gardening can be cheap and easy!

Combine some scavenging with a little crafting. Learn to make

your own compost and never have to buy fertilizer again. Class

includes tips on cheap gardening and handout will include list

of easy starter plants and sample garden plans along with cost

estimates. Get to gardening today! This class can run up to two

hours.

Grain Valley Thursday, April 5 7:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Thursday, May 31 6:30 PM

Don’t take a chance!

Register in advance for the programs you

wish to attend. For some programs a minimum

number of attendees is required.

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Grow Herbs, Give Gifts

Give gifts year-round with herbs from your garden. Tips on

raising herbs will be covered, and we will discuss techniques for

making a variety of herb-based crafts for your own use or to give

as unique and classy gifts. This class will include a lavender eye

mask project that participants will make and take home. Participants

will also receive a handout with detailed instructions on all

craft projects profiled, as well as resources for obtaining supplies.

Hands-on materials fee $2.

Kearney Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

Riverside Monday, April 30 7:00 PM

Herb-Infused Butters

This class will review five different herb-infused butters that are

easy to prepare and use as topping in baking applications, and

even for the grill. Learn about the fresh herbs that you can grow,

harvest, and use to accentuate your cooking in new and unique

ways. Several infused butters will be served, along with preparation

suggestions, and recipes in the participant handout.

Edgerton Monday, May 7 7:00 PM

How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

Thinking about having a garage sale? Maybe you have a lot of

junk you’d like to get rid of or you could you use a few extra dollars?

Or both? If so, here is a program you will not want to miss.

It will provide you with invaluable tips and pointers to help you

get the most out of your sale. We will discuss things like objectives,

location, timing, appearance, what to sell, what not to sell,

and much more. Remember, garage sales can be productive and

fun.

Excelsior Springs Saturday, March 31 2:30 PM

Ideal Kitchen

The ideal kitchen requires some essential equipment and pantry

staples. This program presents the items you should always have

on hand for cooking tasty meals in a timely fashion without

breaking your bank. The presenter is an amateur chef, a graduate

of the Professional Chef Series at the Culinary Center of Kansas

City, where he has taken over 100 classes, and a Kansas City

Barbecue Society Judge.

Grandview Thursday, March 1 6:30 PM

Learn How to Decorate Cakes

Do you have a birthday, anniversary, or any other occasion for

which you would like to make a pretty cake? Learn how to make

fancy trim, pretty flowers, and how to frost and decorate for any

occasion. Cakes and frosting will be provided for a hands-on

materials fee of $8.

Edgerton Monday, April 23 7:00 PM

Louisiana Cooking

Give your taste buds a real treat to enjoy. Former Louisiana

resident and Branch Manager, Stephen Chalmers, will be

sharing some of his favorite recipes with us. You will learn

how to make some tasty Cajun and Creole dishes from Louisiana

for yourself, or as a special treat for friends and family.

Make sure you bring your appetites, because there will be free

samples to enjoy.

Excelsior Springs Saturday, February 11 2:30 PM

Organizing Your Home

Do you have too much stuff, and can’t find what you need

when you want it? Come to this class and learn the secrets to

uncluttering your home. Whether it’s your closet, your garage, or

your kitchen that needs help, you’ll learn the answers.

Blue Springs North Tuesday, January 24 7:00 PM

Liberty Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM

Paint with Flair

Are you considering painting a room, a piece of furniture, or

even the outside of your home, but not sure what color to select?

What colors really “go” together? Confused about color terms like

complementary, hue, or tertiary? Find out what colors will look

best in rooms or on furniture. Lisa Holiman with Breath of Fresh

Flair will provide information and answers regarding all your

questions about paint.

Kearney Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM

Grandview Thursday, March 29 6:30 PM

Raytown Tuesday, April 3 7:00 PM

North Independence Thursday, May 10 7:00 PM

Plant a Perennial Garden

Learn how to plan, prepare the soil, and select cultivators that

will do well in your specific location. We’ll go over design elements

and the functional aspects of landscaping, as well as what

to plant for succession of blooms throughout the season. You’ll be

a shining beacon of “GREEN-THUMB-DOM” in your neighborhood.

Comprehensive handout listing shade and sun loving

plants that thrive in our local climate.

Lee’s Summit Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Tuesday, March 13 7:00 PM

North Independence Monday, April 9 7:00 PM

Buckner Monday, April 23 7:00 PM

Adult Programs

Rain Gardens

What is a rain garden and why would you want one? Come find

out all about rain gardens and how they can help solve drainage

problems. Learn how to design and install a rain garden for your

yard. Discover the importance of “native plants.” Take home

sample plans, plant lists, and a list of local resources.

Dearborn Monday, April 23 7:00 PM

Smithville Wednesday, April 25 1:30 PM

Salmon, Salmon, Salmon

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids continue to make

headlines, and this beautiful pink fish is one of the rare sources.

We’ll prepare a poached version that is moist and tender, a

pan-seared version that is fast and easy, and round it out with a

lemon herb dressing on fresh romaine lettuce that can double as a

wonderful marinade for grilled salmon.

Parkville Thursday, February 2 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Wednesday, March 14 7:00 PM

Simply Soups

What sounds good on a cold night? Hmmm, some hot soup

to warm the body! Come learn how to make easy cost efficient

soups. Recipes will be provided.

Blue Springs North Thursday, January 19 7:00 PM

Antioch Tuesday, January 24 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, February 2 7:00 PM

Kearney Tuesday, February 7 7:00 PM

North Oak Tuesday, February 28 7:00 PM

Water Gardening 101

Do you love the sound of a trickling brook? Are you fascinated

by ponds, but limited by your yard space? Join us and learn all

about different types of water features including what types of

plants and fish could work for you.

Boardwalk Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, April 30 7:00 PM

GED Study Group

Wednesdays from

6 pm to 8 pm at Blue Ridge

Are you or someone you know beginning to

work towards your GED? Get ready for the test

by attending MCPL’s Study Group! Taught by a

certified GED instructor, you can drop in or come

regularly if you need help on a particular section

and want individual help.

January thru May

Internet & Online Resources

Credo Reference Database

Do you need to check a definition, understand a literary reference,

or research a scientific term? Need a great image you can use

for your homework or project? Credo Reference features full-text

content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range

of subjects. Learn how to navigate and search this collection of

trusted reference sources. This will be demonstration only.

North Oak Tuesday, February 7 7:00 PM

Liberty Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer —

Now What?

How does the mouse work? Where do I go from here to get to

the Internet? If you have questions like these or just want to get a

start on computers, this class is for you. A Library staff member

will present a simple, easy-to-understand, one or two-part class on

computers with no mind-boggling technical terms. No computer

experience is required. Please notify a staff member if you have

your own laptop.

Blue Ridge Tuesday, January 10 7:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Thursday, January 19 2:30 PM

Excelsior Springs Friday, January 20 2:30 PM

Blue Ridge Tuesday, February 14 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Tuesday, March 13 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Tuesday, April 10 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Tuesday, May 8 7:00 PM

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Adult Programs

Internet 101

Are you new to the Worldwide Web? This session will feature

an online demonstration of basic web browsing. Join the program

and learn about interesting sites and tips on how you can become

an online surfer.

Antioch Monday, January 9 2:00 PM

Raytown Wednesday, January 25 6:30 PM

Riverside Tuesday, February 7 10:00 AM

Liberty Tuesday, February 21 7:00 PM

Raytown Wednesday, February 22 6:30 PM

Antioch Tuesday, March 6 2:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Thursday, March 8 6:30 PM

North Oak Tuesday, April 10 7:00 PM

Antioch Tuesday, May 8 2:00 PM

Internet 102

Do you want to spend your online time better? Come for this

in-depth look at web browsers and how to use them more effectively.

Topics include search engines, bookmarks, spyware, and

much more.

North Independence Monday, January 9 2:00 PM

Antioch Monday, January 23 2:00 PM

Riverside Tuesday, February 28 10:00 AM

Raytown Tuesday, February 28 6:30 PM

Excelsior Springs Thursday, March 15 6:30 PM

Antioch Tuesday, March 20 2:00 PM

North Oak Tuesday, May 8 7:00 PM

Antioch Tuesday, May 22 2:00 PM

Online Catalog Training

Looking for a good book? Wondering when your books are

due? Come join us for a fun time learning to use our online catalog.

This hour-long demonstration will include using the online

catalog to search for books, music and movies, placing holds,

renewing books, and much more! Please come and learn how to

access the library catalog at the Library and from home.

Antioch Monday, February 20 2:00 PM

Antioch Wednesday, April 25 2:00 PM

OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks

Learn how to use OverDrive to download digital eBooks from

Mid-Continent Public Library’s collection onto your eReader. We

will provide a general overview of checking out eBooks through

OverDrive including hardware and software requirements,

searching for a title, downloading, and transferring to a device.

This program is a demonstration only and lasts approximately

90 minutes. Not all eReaders are compatible with OverDrive,

please see http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/Default.

aspx?type=ebook to ensure device compatibility.

Antioch Wednesday, January 4 7:00 PM

South Independence Monday, January 9 2:00 PM

Buckner Monday, January 9 7:00 PM

South Independence Monday, January 9 7:00 PM

Kearney Tuesday, January 10 7:00 PM

North Oak Tuesday, January 24 7:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, February 23 2:00 PM

South Independence Monday, March 12 2:00 PM

South Independence Monday, March 12 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Monday, March 26 2:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, March 24 2:30 PM

Raytown Wednesday, March 28 6:30 PM

Boardwalk Tuesday, April 17 7:00 PM

Antioch Wednesday, May 2 2:00 PM

Social Networking 101

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use two social networks:

Facebook and LinkedIn. You’ll learn how to sign up for Facebook,

how to create settings, find friends and groups, and learn the pros

and cons of applications. In addition, you will learn how and why

to create a page for an event or business. LinkedIn is used to look

for jobs, keep up with professional colleagues, and to establish a

business or professional presence on the Internet. We’ll also discuss

some of the continuing education organizations in the area

that are watching social networking. This is a demonstration-only

class, but if you bring a laptop, the instructor will assist you in

setting up your page on these social networking sites.

Boardwalk Tuesday, January 31 7:00 PM

Liberty Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

Claycomo Tuesday, March 6 10:00 AM

Edgerton Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Monday, April 23 2:00 PM

Adult Programs

Parenting

Forgotten Math

This interactive seminar is designed to help parents and family

members gain confidence in assisting their children with homework

by reviewing many key concepts that are introduced in

sixth-eighth grade.

Riverside Monday, January 30 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

Homeschooling 101

Are you thinking about homeschooling, but don’t know

how to get started? This session is for you! An experienced

home educator examines the benefits of teaching children

and teens at home, explains Missouri Law, and discusses

curriculum options. Information about local support groups

and opportunities will be shared. Please come and learn more

about this exciting education option. Even if you’re already

homeschooling, this program can be helpful to you, too!

Smithville Tuesday, January 10 1:30 PM

Excelsior Springs Thursday, January 19 6:30 PM

South Independence Monday, January 30 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Jan Brett's picture books

are dramatic and beautiful!

Using her distinctive style,

she brings animals to life

with warmth and humor.

With more than thirty-

seven million books in

print, she is one of the foremost author-illustrators

of children's books in the nation. Each illustration

has a dozen stories behind it and you'll have great

conversations discussing each one! You can find more

than 4,880 free coloring, video, and activities pages

related to her books at www.janbrett.com.

You can find her titles in your local branch, too, and

as they look upon them, your children will deepen

their creativity!

January thru May

Writing & Authors

Fiction Writing Workshop

This workshop will focus on the role of conflict in fiction and

the writers’ cardinal rule, “show don’t tell.” We’ll discuss and practice

these concepts in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere.

Kearney Monday, February 13 7:00 PM

Jane Austen Tea

Join us while we celebrate everything Jane Austen. We will discuss

her books, talk about present day sequels, and just generally

share in the love of this iconic writer. A representative from the

Jane Austen Society of North America will be there to share information

about Jane Austen’s life and the era in which she wrote.

Lee’s Summit Saturday, April 14 2:00 PM

HOMEWARD BOUND!

Know Someone in the MCPL

Service Area Who is Homebound?

Introduce them to our fabulous

Library-By-Mail service. Call our

Reader's Advisor at (816) 503-4175 to

request an application form by mail.

Or, you can get one from our website:

http://www.mymcpl.org

There is no mailing charge!

It is free to receive and free to return.

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Family Programs

Animals & Nature

Boots, Bridles, and Books

Come to the library to learn about famous horses like Blaze,

Flicka, Seabiscuit, Comanche, and Trigger! In this session, we’ll

read books about horses and learn about riding them. Horse

colors and breeds, horse safety, riding gear, and much more are

covered in this class. You won’t want to miss the excitement of

Boots, Bridles, and Books at the library, provided by Kansas City’s

Sunset Trails Horse Stables. Ages 6 and up

North Oak Wednesday, March 7 7:00 PM

Grandview Thursday, March 15 6:30 PM

North Independence Wednesday, April 25 11:00 AM

Oak Grove Thursday, May 31 4:00 PM

Critters in the Classroom

What exactly is a pollywog? How does a snake swallow food

larger than its head? Discover differences and similarities between

amphibians and reptiles through hands-on interaction, and by

comparing and contrasting the physical characteristics of each.

Ages 4 and up

Excelsior Springs Saturday, January 28 2:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, March 15 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM

Don’t Touch That Baby

Learn the facts and the future of wild babies and birds. A live

Great Horned Owl and taxidermy mounts will help illustrate the

natural history of wild animals and why you “Don’t Touch That

Baby!” Ages 9 and up

Lee’s Summit Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

Dream Big with Mad Science After Dark

Discover what makes a Lightning Bug light up, Glow Sticks

glow, and the secrets within household chemicals. Terms that will

be discussed; bioluminescence, and chemiluminescence. Ages 6

and up

Lee’s Summit Monday, March 12 2:30 PM

Buckner Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Eagle Presentation

Want to learn about eagles and see a live one too? Hear a

biography of a live eagle and learn about physical characteristics

special to eagles, nesting, and fun facts. Props are used to help

visualize their wing span, eye sight, size, etc. All ages

Excelsior Springs Saturday, May 5 2:30 PM

Register Online!

www.mymcpl.org/events

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

Fancy Nancy’s family decides to get a dog, and she is certain

that it can be a fancy dog too. She thinks that a papillon--a

small, delicate, fluffy dog-- is the ultimate accessory. But her

family wants a large plain dog. How unglamorous! She discovers

that real fanciness does not depend simply on appearance,

but more on having lots of fun. Ages 3 and up

Blue Springs North Saturday, January 28 11:00 AM

Kearney Saturday, February 18 10:30 AM

Red Bridge Saturday, March 24 11:00 AM

Oak Grove Monday, May 7 7:00 PM

Fancy Nancy Every Day is Earth Day

Fancy Nancy shares the importance of being green. It’s so

important that she wants to take care of the earth morning,

noon, and night. Ages 3 and up

Blue Springs South Wednesday, April 18 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Saturday, April 21 2:00 PM

Horse Hooves in the Grass

(at the Library)

There are lots of great reasons to visit your library, and now

there are even more! Our “Horse Hooves In The Grass” program,

provided by Kansas City’s Sunset Trails Horse Stables, offers you

an exciting opportunity to meet, groom, and pet a beautiful

horse. You’ll also learn about horse care, horse safety, and much

more! All ages

Blue Springs North Saturday, May 5 11:00 AM

Family Programs

Mad Science Demonstrates Bugs

Get down into the insect world with

Mad Science! Enjoy a 45-minute on-site

safari that brings baffling bug mysteries

into the light. Explore the insides and outsides

of insects, participate in a bug-fest,

and spark an interest in insects! This is a

show of entomological proportion! Ages 6 and up

North Independence Wednesday, January 25 11:00 AM

Raytown Thursday, March 8 2:00 PM

Blue Ridge Saturday, March 10 2:00 PM

North Oak Wednesday, April 4 7:00 PM

Mad Science Demonstrates Fire and Ice

Join the Mad Science gang for this incredible demonstration of

fire and ice. See foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in

mid-air, and flashy reactions that go POOF! Ages 6 and up

Red Bridge Thursday, May 10 1:00 PM

Mad Science Presents

Che-Mystery Workshop

Eliminate the mystery in chemistry! Explore one of the most

exciting and fundamental sciences as you explore chemical reactions,

grow a crazy crystal garden, and make your own “chemical”

soda pop! Ages 7 and up

Edgerton Thursday, March 15 1:00 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, March 29 4:00 PM

Mad Science Presents Color Lab

ROY G. BIV is ready to meet the vocabulary of young scientists

in this workshop exploring colors. Ages 4 and up

Red Bridge Saturday, February 4 2:00 PM

Grandview Tuesday, May 15 10:00 AM

Mad Science Presents Shapes

and Structures

Come discover different shapes and structures and see how they

make up your world. Ages 4 and up

Grandview Thursday, April 12 6:30 PM

Mad Science Presents Stunt Planes

and Gliders

Stunt planes will fly students through the basics of flight and

aerodynamics. Students will learn about the four forces which

affect a plane in flight: drag, gravity, lift, and forward thrust. They

will also witness, experience, play with, and use these forces to

their advantage in the construction of cool paper planes! Ages 7

and up

Lone Jack Thursday, February 9 10:00 AM

January thru May

Meet A Seeing Eye Dog

What kind of training does a seeing eye dog receive? How did

the seeing eye dog program get started? See a demonstration by

one of these unique dogs. All ages

Boardwalk Saturday, February 18 2:00 PM

Meet an Excelsior Springs Police Dog

How are police dogs selected and trained? What kind of

work do they do for the police department? A local canine

officer will be at the library with his four legged partner to tell

you more about police dogs and what they do. Don’t miss this

chance to meet a police dog in person. Ages 7 and up

Excelsior Springs Thursday, March 29 11:00 AM

Missouri Fur Bearer Presentation

This program provides a look at the common fur bearing mammals

of Missouri and their unique characteristics, adaptations,

and habits. We will discuss trapping methods and the importance

of trapping and hunting of furbearers through history. There will

also be an opportunity to examine and feel the pelts of several of

Missouri’s furbearers. Ages 4 and up

Dearborn Thursday, April 12 4:00 PM

Pet Suitcase

Pet Suitcase teaches children that caring for a pet is a big

responsibility. Children take turns pulling items from a “pet’s

suitcase” and identifying them. The presenter will demonstrate

the importance of each item. All ages

Excelsior Springs Saturday, February 4 3:30 PM

Camden Point Saturday, February 18 10:00 AM

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Family Programs

Service Dogs in Action

Wayside Waifs invites you to learn all about Assistance Dogs.

Learn how the dogs are chosen, raised, and trained. What do

you do when you meet a working assistance dog? Meet an actual

assistance dog in training. All ages

Riverside Saturday, January 14 10:00 AM

Lee’s Summit Thursday, January 19 7:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, February 4 2:30 PM

Smithville Tuesday, February 7 1:30 PM

Kearney Tuesday, March 27 2:00 PM

Blue Ridge Saturday, April 14 2:00 PM

Dearborn Thursday, May 10 4:00 PM

Stable T. Farms Petting Zoo

Bring Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa! Bring the whole

family to see these farm animals, pet rabbits, goats, and more. If

you can’t go to the farm, let the farm come to you. Presented by

Stable T. Farms. All ages

Parkville Thursday, May 10 9:30 AM

Parkville Thursday, May 10 10:30 AM

Antioch Saturday, May 19 2:00 PM

Antioch Saturday, May 19 3:00 PM

Wildflower Seedballs

Why wildflowers? What did the land look like 200 years ago?

How have we changed it? What are native plants and why are

they good? Learn how using native plants can help the land, and

then make wildflower seedballs to take home and plant. Ages 7

and up

Boardwalk Saturday, March 24 2:00 PM

Riverside Saturday, April 7 10:00 AM

Zoo to You

Kansas City Zoo staff and docents provide biofacts and three or

four animals for an informal presentation and discussion. Ages 3

and up

Lee’s Summit Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM

Careers & Education

Study Tips for Success

Students, parents, and teachers will learn how students can

pay better attention in class, how to take notes, how to practice

for tests, how to be organized, how to set goals, and take an

inventory of their current study skills habits. Ages 10 and up

Antioch Thursday, January 12 6:30 PM

Test Stress

A parent’s real guide to college test prep. Learn how parents

and students can work together to navigate the college preparation

process while learning tips to ensure your college planning is

STRESS FREE! Ages 15 and up

Smithville Tuesday, January 24 6:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, February 9 6:30 PM

Crafts & Hobbies

Amigurumi

Learn how to crochet using the Japanese art of Amigurumi,

which is crocheting small animals and creatures. During this

three-part class you will complete your first project and be on

your way to discovering the world of Amigurumi. Ages 15 and up

Lee’s Summit Monday, May 7 7:00 PM

Antioch Quilters and Stitchers Show

Stop by the library all this week to see our show. On display will

be some of the projects that our members have been working on.

Now is your chance to see the creativity and generosity of your

neighbors. All ages

Antioch Monday, April 23 1:00 PM

Chess and Games @ the Library

Checkmate! Join us once a month to play chess. All skill levels

welcome. (Please bring a chess set, if available). Ages 5-18 yrs

Lee’s Summit Monday, February 6 2:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, March 5 2:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, April 2 2:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Monday, May 7 2:03 PM

Register Early!

Family Programs

Children’s Book Character

Sculptures Display

Students from Liberty High School and Liberty North High

School’s Sculpture 1 classes will display ceramic sculptures depicting

their favorite children’s book characters. Possible characters to

be on display may include Winnie the Pooh, Mudge, Dr. Seuss,

Strega Nona, and more! Sculptures will be on display from April

2 to April 13, 2012. All ages

Liberty Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Crochet for Families

Learn the basics of crocheting. Bring a size I or J crochet hook

and a skein of 4 ply (white or light colored) yarn to the first class.

Instructions not limited to beginners. This is a multiple week

course, 1 1/2 to 2 hours class. Susan Bates crochet hooks are

recommended. Taught by Wilma Kreisel. Ages 10 and up

Platte City Monday, January 23 6:00 PM

Platte City Monday, January 30 6:00 PM

Platte City Monday, February 6 6:00 PM

Platte City Monday, February 13 6:00 PM

Family Craft Time

Join us for an hour of craft time fun at the Library. We will have

many stations available for your family’s craft-making enjoyment.

All ages

Liberty Saturday, February 25 10:00 AM

From Greeting Cards to

Novelty Gift Boxes

Learn how to create something truly unique out of all those

greeting cards you get from the holidays and birthdays. These

boxes can be used for all sorts of things. Following a demonstration,

you will get a chance to participate in a great handson

activity and make your very own novelty gift box. As a

bonus, you will also get a handout with step by step instructions

to take home, so you can make more in the future. You

can use them as gifts, decorations, or fill them with candy.

Ages 9 and up

Excelsior Springs Thursday, February 16 6:30 PM

Glove Creature Buddy

Bring your creativity and design a one-of-a-kind glove creature

buddy. Create a new best friend all your own from a single glove.

Glove and supplies will be provided. Ages 6 and up

Kearney Tuesday, February 21 6:30 PM

January thru May

Hearts and Flowers for Valentine’s Day

and All Other Special Occasions

Hearts and flowers are wonderful gifts for all occasions. Children

and adults can learn the art of Origami for gift giving. We

will start very simply with a heart and work up to a whole bouquet

of flowers for a sweetheart, mom, grandmother, or special

friend. Be sure to bring your imagination. Ages 5 and up

Lee’s Summit Wednesday, February 8 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

Kirigami Animals

Learn how to fold, color, and assemble a choice of several

animals from pre-cut cardstock templates to make your own 3-D

menagerie! The animal templates include a panda, frog, rabbit,

and giraffe. Ages 9 and up

Red Bridge Saturday, March 3 2:00 PM

Learn to Draw Pets

Come join us in following easy step-by-step instructions for

drawing such favorite pets as puppy, kitten, bunny, betta fish,

hermit crab, iguana, or parakeets. Feel free to bring a picture of

your own pet for drawing inspiration! Ages 9 and up

Red Bridge Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Make Your Own Board Game!

Come have some fun customizing your very own board game

from our easy-to-use template patterns. It will be your choice of

theme such as math, trivia, sports, songs, movies, etc. We supply

the materials, you supply the creativity! Ages 9 and up

Red Bridge Monday, May 7 7:00 PM

Photo Fun

Attention Photo fans: We have a special treat in store for you.

A local photographer will be joining us at our February Photo

Club meeting. He’s specialties are pictures of weddings, high

school seniors, and cars. He will share some of his experiences

and answer your questions. You are also encouraged to bring

your own pictures are well. They can be presented in electronic

format (JPEG or similar format readable by computer), or as

printed versions to pass around. Picture takers of all levels are welcome.

NOTE: All pictures must be turned in to branch staff one

week before the meeting for final approval. Inappropriate pictures

(ex. Pictures with nudity or violence) will not be accepted. Ages

12 and up

Excelsior Springs Tuesday, February 7 6:30 PM

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Family Programs

Plastic Craft Lace Bracelets and

Keychains

Come join us in making a fun, simple craft lace bracelet for you

or a friend! You may also choose to make a dragonfly keychain.

Ages 9 and up

Red Bridge Monday, February 6 7:00 PM

Seasonal Paper Snowflakes

Come join us in cutting interesting and detailed paper snowflakes

from white or colored paper. Patterns will be provided for

winter seasonal shapes, as well as unusual snowflakes featuring

such cut-out details as footballs, jets in formation, teddy bears,

and outer space! Ages 9 and up

Red Bridge Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

Expanding Your Horizons

CultureGrams for Kids

Come learn how to find information on more than 200 countries

around the world and learn about the 50 states. The CultureGrams

Kids Edition database features more than 80 country

reports written for elementary students with easy-to-understand

information and fun facts. There is even a recipe collection for

each country and state. This will be demonstration only. Ages 10

and up

North Oak Wednesday, February 1 7:00 PM

Gatsby Days Student Art Exhibit

Come and see what some talented students have managed to

create. A special collection of student artwork from the Gatsby

Days Festival will be at the Library for viewing, from April 30th

until May 7th. All ages

Excelsior Springs Monday, April 30 9:00 AM

LEGO: A Love Story

In his new book, “LEGO: A Love Story”, Jonathan Bender

uncovers a world of adult fans of the classic toy — men and

women who have complex relationships with a simple brick.

You’ll hear about company history, what it’s like to actually

work for LEGO, and what it takes to be a toy designer. Learn

this and more as Bender shares his story of what it was like to

start playing with LEGO bricks after an 18-year hiatus.

All ages

Weston Monday, January 30 7:00 PM

Fantastic Fun

American Girl Luau

Aloha and welcome to our American Girl Luau. This year we

will feature Girl of the Year, Kanani. We will celebrate Hawaiian

style with food, crafts, and a hula dance. Mahalo to everyone.

Ages 5 and up

Kearney Monday, March 26 6:30 PM

Bedtime Stories for Children

Lie back and listen to your favorite tales. Bring your pillow and

your favorite blanket or stuffed animal. All ages

Blue Springs South Wednesday, May 16 7:00 PM

Beginner Balloon Twisting

Become a balloonatic! Learn to twist for fun and profit! Longtime

balloon twister Larry MacDonald will provide a hands-on

workshop for this fun and easy art form. Discover how easy it is

to make animal balloon sculptures and a variety of silly hats. The

class and supplies are free. Sign up today! Ages 7 and up

Riverside Saturday, March 17 10:00 AM

Calling all Caped Crusaders!!

Superhero school is in session at the library. We’ll be reviewing

classic superhero tactics, hearing stories of the all-time greats,

and training to be great superheroes. Feel free to come as your

favorite hero or heroine. Ages 4 and up

Blue Springs South Saturday, January 21 11:00 AM

Cat in the Hat Comes Back

Every year, without fail, that “Cat” returns to tell his tales. He

loves to read, he loves to act, that is why he’ll be back! Will he

read high up in a tree? No, he’ll read at the library! He’ll make

you smile, he’ll make you laugh. You’ll probably want his autograph!

So, come on in, sit on a rug, and make sure you bring your

shutterbug. All ages

Lee’s Summit Saturday, February 25 2:00 PM

Family Programs

Cuddle with Teddy

Join us for delightful stories with Little Bear, Baby Bear, Pooh,

and more. Bring your Teddy Bear or favorite stuffed animal and

cuddle up for a beary-merry time! Ages 3 and up

Blue Springs South Wednesday, February 15 7:00 PM

Evening Toddler Storytime

Join us for songs, stories, action rhymes, and fun in an evening

storytime. Contact branch for ages

Liberty Tuesday, January 24 6:30 PM

Liberty Thursday, March 29 6:30 PM

Fairy Tale Tea

Hear ye! Hear Ye, Lords and Ladies of the Mid-Continent

Kingdom! Come to the Boardwalk Fairy Tale Tea dressed in your

royal finery. Hear stories of dragons, princesses and magic. Sup on

royal tea and dine on magical goodies. All will play games fit for a

king and make crafts fit for a queen. Ages 5 and up

Boardwalk Saturday, April 14 2:00 PM

Fancy Nancy See Stars

Come join Dawnna Morris as she shares a “Fancy Nancy” story

by Jane O’Connor! She’ll bring a box of dress items for kids to

wear for fancy time with her after the story. Fun for both boys

and girls. “Because everyone needs a little fancy in their lives!”

Ages 3 and up

Lee’s Summit Saturday, February 4 2:00 PM

Buckner Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

Fold and Cut Stories

Jo Ho presents stories that literally unfold before watchful eyes

and ears. Simplistic stories adorned with colors, snips, and cute

characters. Each audience member will have the opportunity to

fold and shape a story. A visual treat for a youngster’s eyes!

Ages 3 and up

Red Bridge Saturday, May 19 2:00 PM

It Is Time for Chocolate

Join us for a fun hour discovering the fascinating story of

chocolate. Come smell, make, taste, and enjoy chocolate. All ages

Red Bridge Saturday, January 14 2:00 PM

It’s Garfield Time

Garfield has brought laughter to millions. Help us celebrate

this lovable character by reading his fun quotes and stories. Create

a felt Garfield puppet to make the occasion complete. Supplies

will be furnished. Ages 4 and up

Red Bridge Saturday, April 14 2:00 PM

January thru May

Mac’s “Stick with Reading” Show”

Join Missouri Mavericks’ radio announcer, Bob Rennison, as he

teaches us about hockey with help from his trusty side kick, Mac,

the Mavericks’ mascot! Bring the whole family and enjoy antics

from the craziest mascot in Kansas City. Fun, games, music, and

much more! Ages 5 and up

Lee’s Summit Saturday, January 14 2:00 PM

Blue Springs North Saturday, March 10 11:00 AM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, March 10 2:30 PM

Buckner Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Mother-Daughter Tea

Put on your best hat, white gloves, and pearls. It’s a fancy

mother and daughter tea. Point your pinkie in the air and enjoy

tea, cookies, games, and a special craft. Ages 6 and up

Kearney Saturday, March 10 10:00 AM

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective

Join us to celebrate super sleuth Nancy Drew! We’ll gather

clues to solve our own mystery, discuss titles, and play a little

Nancy Drew Trivia. Everyone is welcome - mother/daughter

teams encouraged! Ages 8 and up

Lee’s Summit Saturday, February 18 2:00 PM

PJ’s and Plushables

Jump into your pajamas and grab your favorite plush toy! It’s

snuggle time and giggle time with silly stories of darling stuffed

plushettes. Ages 3 and up

Grandview Tuesday, May 29 10:00 AM

Princess Party

Bring out your inner princess! Come dressed in your best

princess-wear, and join us for princess crafts and games. Make

your own fairy princess wand, hear some princess stories, and

more! Ages 4 and up

South Independence Saturday, March 3 2:00 PM

Read Across America

It’s a “Let’s Get Reading” Celebration as storyteller Jo Ho shares

some delightful works of Dr. Seuss, and some inside scoop on

where Seuss got his ideas for many of his books. The audience will

get a chance to create a “Seuss story” of their own! Funny characters

and clever voices presented by Jo make for a great program

even for those not yet reading. Ages 3 and up

Smithville Friday, March 2 10:00 AM

Seussapalooza

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us as we celebrate the Dr.’s special

day with stories, videos, and of course, birthday cake. All ages

Kearney Friday, March 2 10:00 AM

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Family Programs

Silly Stuff

From tee-hee to guffaw, with giggles in between! Storyteller

Priscilla Howe presents her favorite ridiculous stories and songs,

with hilarious help from some of her mouthy handpuppets.

All ages

Oak Grove Monday, April 23 7:00 PM

Storytime in the Park

Come daydream with us at Rotary Park (also known as

Railroad Park), located behind Zarda’s BBQ on Vesper Street.

Bring your blanket and meet us as Shelter 1. Blue Springs

Parks and Recreation is partnering with Blue Springs Branch

of Mid-Continent Public Library to bring you this dreamy

storytime. We will discuss whether animals daydream and

where animals sleep. Ages 3 and up

Blue Springs South Saturday, May 19 11:00 AM

Storytime Pajama Party

Put on your pajamas and bring your best friend to the Library.

Teddy bears and blankets are welcome for comfy reading. Storytimes

will be every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00

p.m. Join us for any or all storytimes as we kick-off our Summer

Reading Program! Ages 2 and up

Lee’s Summit Monday, May 21 10:00 AM

Teddy Bear Tea

Celebrate the friend who is always there for you. Bring your favorite

teddy bear to the Library for tea and snacks! Show off your

furry friend with Teddy Bear Show and Tell. We’ll have games,

crafts, and even some teddy bear stories too! Ages 4 and up

South Independence Saturday, April 21 2:00 PM

Very Fairy Party

Come join us for a fairy good time. We will dress up as fairy

princesses, make sparkling crafts, read enchanting stories, and

enjoy delightful goodies. Ages 4 and up

Blue Springs South Saturday, April 21 11:00 AM

Wide-Awake Stories for Lively Kids

Bright-eyed and bushytailed stories for kids who are wide awake

and ready to go! Storyteller Priscilla Howe tells goofy, actionpacked

stories, mixed up with some silly songs. Her mouthy hand

puppets come along for the ride. All ages

Grain Valley Saturday, March 31 10:00 AM

You Can Be Anything!

You can be a clown, a little girl, a baseball player, a daisy, a

butterfly, and more! Beth Byrd-Lonski becomes all of these and

more in this show that shows how YOU can be ANYTHING!

Ages 6 and up

Camden Point Thursday, May 31 10:00 AM

Health & Well-Being

Emergency Preparedness 101

Come learn the basics of food storage, water storage, 72 hour

kits, home inventory, and much more. Prepare yourself! Program

lasts about two hours. Ages 10 and up

Excelsior Springs Thursday, January 26 6:30 PM

Edgerton Monday, February 6 7:00 PM

Claycomo Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

South Independence Wednesday, March 14 2:00 PM

Red Bridge Monday, April 16 7:00 PM

Dearborn Monday, May 21 7:00 PM

Fit for Life with KC Wolf

Being a professional mascot in the NFL is a lot of fun, but it

can also be a very physically demanding job. KC Wolf understands

the importance of proper eating and exercise for a healthy

lifestyle. The Fit for Life program encourages young people to

make wise choices in the areas of fitness and nutrition. KC Wolf

will discuss the benefits of regular exercise and the importance of

eating a well balanced diet. Most importantly, KC Wolf promises

to make the program both entertaining and educational. All ages

Lee’s Summit Thursday, May 3 7:00 PM

Mad Science Presents Mission Nutrition

Learn about nutrition and fitness while focusing on a healthy

diet and lifestyle. Stimulate enthusiam for personal health and

cultivate a healthy attitude toward nutrition and fitness. For ages

6 to 12. Ages 6 and up

Lone Jack Thursday, March 8 10:00 AM

FREE WiFi

Access the Web with your laptop

or mobile device with free WiFi at

every library branch

Give Us Your

Feedback!

Director’s Listening Post

Come discuss the library system, the future of libraries, or

just your favorite books when Library Director, Steven V.

Potter, visits your branch.

Liberty Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Blue Ridge Tuesday, March 27 10:00 AM

North Independence Tuesday, April 3 11:00 AM

Parkville Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

Beginning

January 3

We want to hear

what you have to say!

Pick 2 chapter books.

Read them aloud with your family.

Earn a hardback copy of

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Get a golden ticket entry into the drawing for Tim Burton’s 2005

film adaptation, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Ending

March 3

Reading Aloud Family Time

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Let’s taLk about It :

of the

Making Sense

American

Civil War

A reading and discussion series in America’s libraries

March by Geraldine Brooks | Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson

America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries edited by Edward L. Ayers

Designed as a series of five conversations exploring different facets of the Civil War experience, this five-session program is informed by

reading the words written or uttered by powerful voices from the past and present. The readings are found throughout three books and

a scholarly essay. The essay, written by national project scholar Edward L. Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, will introduce the

theme and illuminate discussion. Each session, held at the Midwest Genealogy Center, will be introduced by a local project scholar and followed

by a discussion of the assigned readings. Dr. Fuller, our project scholar, is Associate Professor of English at Drury University in Springfield,

Missouri and author of From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature. The series is funded by the National

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Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Please pick up a copy of each title at the Midwest Genealogy Center

so you will be prepared to discuss the readings. You will also be given a copy of the scholarly essay.

All sessions are at the Midwest Genealogy Center:

Imagining War on Sunday, March 4th, at 2 pm

Choosing Sides on Sunday, March 18th at 2 pm

Shiloh on Sunday, March 25th at 2 pm

The Shape Presented of War by on the Sunday, NAtioNAL April ENdowMENt 15th at 2 pm for thE huMANitiEs and the AMEricAN LiBrAry AssociAtioN

War and Freedom on Sunday, April 29th at 2pm

Spontaneous. Never Ordinary.

jazz Completely Genuine.

Born in America. enjoyed worldwide.

Jazz Appreciation Month

april 20

TENTH Annual Celebration

Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

and a distinguished roster of partners.

Smithsonian

National Museum of American History

Kenneth E. Behring Center

www.smithsonianjazz.org

This portrait of Mary Lou Williams was created by artist Keith Henry Brown

for Jazz Appreciation Month 10th Anniversary.

Poster ©2011 by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.

Black History

Month

African American Inventors

From Elijah McCoy to Madam CJ Walker to George Washington

Carver, the inventions of African Americans have played a large role

in American history. These fun and informative stories tell about

the obstacles the inventors faced and their determination to never

give up on their dreams. Today we benefit from their perseverance,

enjoying the inventions of the eggbeater, the automatic traffic signal,

eye surgery, a hair growing lotion, the carbon filament, peanut butter,

and many more! Come find out why these tales are called the “real

McCoy’s!” Ages 5 and up

Celebrating Black History

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions

African Americans have made to our country’s culture. We will take

this opportunity to recognize the importance of Black History and

the difference black American heroes have made. Let’s make our own

craft to learn that although we may be different shapes and colors, we

are all important. Ages 7 and up

Songs of the Black Pioneers

Through this interactive and musical event, motivational storyteller

and cultural historian, Brother John, explores individuals and significant

contributions from the likes of the first African American female

to fly in space, the first explorer to the top of the world, the 44th

President of the United States, and many more. Ages 7 and up

Triumph of the Spirit: A Story

About Harriet Tubman

This performance is an authentic, heartbreakingly sincere, and

witty two-act play based on the life of Harriet Tubman. Shirley

Johnson’s portrayal of Tubman enlightens, inspires, and empowers all

at once. The audience shares in the trials and tribulations that made

Tubman a great historical figure. Ages 6 and up

Underground Railroad: The Who, What,

and Where Did It Go

Secret codes, secret symbols, secret agents, and songs! Cultural historian

Brother John shares more insight on what was going on during

this time in America’s history. Ages 8 and up

See the Family Program History Section

for Locations and Dates

KC’s Best Kept Jazz Secret: Millie Edwards

Join Mid-Continent Public Library’s Jazz Appreciation Month as

we share with you Millie Edwards, one of Kansas City’s best kept jazz

secrets! As a musician, Millie Edwards performs solo, as well as part of

The Wild Women of Kansas City. Millie Edwards will transport your

soul from its very depths to heights from which it will soar. Come and

celebrate with song! All ages

Raytown Wednesday, February 29 7:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, April 7 2:30 PM


Teens @

the Library

The Force Has Come to the Library

Join us to explore your intergalactic personality via Star

Wars. Enjoy trivia, crafts, games, snacks, and a costume competition.

Luke needs you, the Universe needs you, and we need

you. The Force will be with us.

North Independence Saturday, May 12 1:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, May 10 2:00 PM

Improv at the Library

Bring your stories from school, camp, home, and church -

anywhere you hang out. We’ll share our stories and develop

them into improv games. Turn your stories into plays, skits,

and stand up. Props provided.

Antioch Monday, April 16 6:30 PM

Attention Teen Photographers!

It's the Third Annual Teen Photography

Exhibit at the Antioch Branch

Come be a part of the Third Annual Teen Photography Exhibit.

This year’s theme is “Around Gladstone.” Photographs must be 8”

x 10,” color or black and white, and not mounted. Photographs

must be submitted during February. Photographs will be exhibited

during March. Entry forms are available at the Library. Open to

students in grades 6 through 12.

Antioch Thursday, March 1 9:00 AM

Youth Achievement

Days – Boy Scouts

CItizenship in the World for Boy Scouts

Members of the Global and Multicultural Education Center

will teach this again in 2012. Part 1 will be at the Northland

Ethnic Festival on March 31st at the Park Hill South High

School where Boy Scouts will attend and thus complete requirement

7e [please bring proof of attendance and be prepared

to discuss what you see] and Part 2 on April 14th, location

TBD. Bring a signed blue card and sack lunch, wear your Class

A uniform. Boy Scouts must have read the merit badge booklet,

Citizenship in the World, prior to attending.

Part I Saturday, March 31st

Part II Saturday, April 14th from 9:30 am to 3 pm

BEYOND THE BOOKS

Teen Tech Week

No one knows technology like teens do! Show off

you skills, and join us in celebrating a digital world.

We might even teach you some new tricks.

See page 44 for locations and dates

American Girl Tour

January 16 to January 30 at South Independence

February 29 to March 14 at Red Bridge

March 16 to April 3 at Kearney

May 1 to May 15 at Liberty

Family Programs

History

600,000 Silent Voices: Stories from the

Civil War

More than 620,000 men, women, and children died during the

Civil War. Jim Two Crows Wallen had 16 ancestors who served

in the conflict. His program will focus on the people not military

or political actions. Jim tells the stories of the prelude to war,

children, women, cultures, soldiers, and the border war, in first

person as Chaplain William Maple of the 49th Indiana Infantry

USA; who was the great grandfather of Two Crows.

Ages 10 and up

Dearborn Monday, February 6 7:00 PM

Camden Point Monday, April 30 7:00 PM

African American Inventors

From Elijah McCoy to Madam CJ Walker to George

Washington Carver, the inventions of African Americans have

played a large role in American history. These fun and informative

stories tell about the obstacles the inventors faced and their

determination to never give up on their dreams. Today we benefit

from their perseverance, enjoying the inventions of the eggbeater,

the automatic traffic signal, eye surgery, a hair growing lotion,

the carbon filament, peanut butter, and many more! Come find

out why these tales are called the “real McCoy’s!”

Ages 5 and up

Blue Ridge Saturday, February 11 2:00 PM

American Girl Tea

Come share a cup of tea as we explore the world of the

American Girls from yesteryear to today. Ages 6 and up

North Independence Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Liberty Saturday, May 5 10:00 AM

American Girl: Addy’s World

Enter the world of a young African-American girl growing

up during the American Civil War. Based on the character

from the American Girl Series. Ages 6 and up

Blue Ridge Tuesday, February 21 7:00 PM

American Girl’s Tea Party with Kirsten

It is time to dress up and bring your favorite doll to our

annual “American Girl’s Tea Party.” Enjoy a fun-filled hour

peering into Kirsten’s past and making a timely craft. A tea

party will conclude the event. The American Girl dolls will be

on display.

Ages 4 and up

Red Bridge Saturday, March 10 2:00 PM

January thru May

Anna Mary Kersallen:

Colonial Indentured Servant

Learn more about the birth of our nation through the stirring

tale of Anna Mary Kersallen, an indentured servant, who moved

from England to America and became an American revolutionary

figure. Barbara Hughes portrays Anna Mary through music,

historic replicas, and a PowerPoint presentation. Ages 8 and up

Colbern Road Thursday, February 23 3:00 PM

Celebrating Black History

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions

African Americans have made to our country’s culture. We will

take this opportunity to recognize the importance of Black History

and the difference black American heroes have made. Let’s

make our own craft to learn that although we may be different

shapes and colors, we are all important. Ages 7 and up

Red Bridge Saturday, February 25 2:00 PM

Childhood in the Civil War

How did the great war between the states affect the children of

the time? Were Yankee children different from Rebel children?

Come learn about this, and more. Ages 8 and up

Grandview Thursday, February 23 6:30 PM

Common Soldier of the Civil War

It’s 1861 and the Civil War is raging. A common foot soldier,

re-enactor Greg Higginbotham, takes you through his daily life.

From enlistment procedures to camp life, relive the past of America’s

unsung heroes. Ages 8 and up

Excelsior Springs Saturday, February 25 2:30 PM

Kearney Thursday, May 3 7:00 PM

Register Online!

www.mymcpl.org/events

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Family Programs

George Washington Carver Display

This display is made up of documents from the holdings of

both the Central Plains Region and D.C. National ArchivesThe

Central Plains Region houses records relating to the development

of the George Washington Carver National Monument. This National

Park Service site, the birthplace of Carver, is located near

Diamond, Missouri. Among the items on view from the holdings

in Washington, D.C. are facsimile copies of drawings made honoring

Dr. Carver during World War II, and copies of photographs

of African-American women building the World War II liberty

ship the “George Washington Carver.” Ages 7 and up

North Independence Thursday, January 12 7:00 PM

Red Bridge Wednesday, February 1 7:00 PM

Let’s Have Tea

Attend an 1800’s era tea party. Learn and practice the proper

way to hold your cup, stir your tea, use your napkin, and other

tea “rules.” Enjoy tea and cookies while you use your new skills.

Ages 6 and up

Grain Valley Saturday, January 21 2:00 PM

Parkville Saturday, April 14 2:00 PM

Real Deadwood Display

Fans of a popular television series based on Deadwood, Dakota

Territory, during the late 1800’s will recognize the names of

Seth Bullock, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Sol Star, and Al

Swearingen. All of these “characters” were real people and make

an appearance in federal records. Where does fact separate from

fiction? What can we learn about their lives? In this exhibit the

Central Plains Region of the National Arrchives explores “The

Real Deadwood.” Ages 7 and up

Excelsior Springs Monday, February 6 7:00 PM

South Independence Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Sherlock Holmes, The Mystery

Explore the world of Sherlock Holmes, one of the 19th century’s

best-known personalities. Alica Cole introduces us to the

man and the world in which he “lived”. Ages 7 and up

Blue Springs North Wednesday, January 25 2:00 PM

South Independence Tuesday, April 17 7:00 PM

Songs of the Black Pioneers

Through this interactive and musical event, motivational storyteller

and cultural historian, Brother John, explores individuals

and significant contributions from the likes of the first African

American female to fly in space, the first explorer to the top of the

world, the 44th President of the United States, and many more.

Ages 7 and up

Platte City Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

Register Early!

Triumph of the Spirit: A Story About

Harriet Tubman

This performance is an authentic, heartbreakingly sincere, and

witty two-act play based on the life of Harriet Tubman. Shirley

Johnson’s portrayal of Tubman enlightens, inspires, and empowers

all at once. The audience shares in the trials and tribulations that

made Tubman a great historical figure. Ages 6 and up

Excelsior Springs Tuesday, February 21 6:30 PM

Underground Railroad: The Who, What,

and Where Did It Go

Secret codes, secret symbols, secret agents, and songs! Cultural

historian Brother John shares more insight on what was going on

during this time in America’s history. Ages 8 and up

Red Bridge Thursday, February 9 1:00 PM

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anyway?

Martin was like the other children in his neighborhood. We

have gotten to know the man through history, but not the

child. Who was he, and what was his journey to becoming a

civil rights activist and leader? In this program the audience

will listen to stories of Martin’s childhood and college years.

They will get to know his family and his connection to them

and others. Participants will sing songs of the civil rights

movement, retell stories with puppets, and reenact some of

the events that led to changes in our history. With the use of

puppets and musical instruments, participants can learn the

history surrounding MLK and the Civil Rights Movement of

the 50’s and 60’s. Ages 8 and up

Colbern Road Thursday, January 26 3:00 PM

Family Programs

Holidays Magic & Juggling

Fancy Nancy Elegant Easter

Throwing a fabulous and fancy Easter party is a very big job!

Join Fancy Nancy as she decorates and prepares for a stupendously,

fabulous party! Ages 3 and up

North Oak Monday, April 2 10:30 AM

Camden Point Thursday, April 5 10:30 AM

Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart

Almost everything about Valentine’s Day is fancy especially with

Fancy Nancy! Mystery is in the air when Nancy receives a valentine

from a secret someone. Join Dawnna Morris as we follow the

clues to find out who it is - all in Fancy Nancy’s fabulous style, of

course. Ages 3 and up

Riverside Saturday, February 11 10:00 AM

Grain Valley Saturday, February 11 2:00 PM

New Easter Bunny Puppet Show

The new Easter Bunny doesn’t want to hide eggs. What will she

hide instead? Join Anitra Steele and Prof. Jeri Deli and the Library

Frogs for this delightful 30 minute puppet show. All ages

Lone Jack Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, April 5 10:00 AM

Oh My Darlin’, Valentine!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with LOVE stories presented by

storyteller Jo Ho. It’s not all kissin’ and huggin’ in Jo’s tales

of love. There are some big laughs and surprises with tellings

of the original love stories of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow

White,” “Hans Clodhopper,” and “The Wrestling Princess.”

Girls in the audience will be invited to roleplay as Beauty’s

sisters and the boys will try to outwit, out yell, and out-wrestle

a most unusual princess! Ages 5 and up

North Independence Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

To the One I Love

Come and create special gifts and cards for your loved ones for

Valentine’s Day. There will be four different gifts and cards to create.

Supplies will be provided. Ages 4 and up

Red Bridge Saturday, February 11 2:00 PM

Winter Film Festival

Family movies are shown during the winter break. Come join

us for some viewing fun for the whole family! Contact branch for

movie titles. All ages

Liberty Wednesday, January 4 10:00 AM

January thru May

Eric Vaughn’s Magic: Impossible

Magic is making the impossible, possible. Prepare to be amazed

and astonished as Magician Eric Vaughn and his trusty sidekick

prove that anything is possible when you believe. Incredible

outcomes and implausible predictions will materialize before your

very eyes in Eric Vaughn’s MAGIC: IMPOSSIBLE!!!! All ages

Raytown Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Leprechaun Magic

Did you know leprechaun’s can grant three wishes? You have to

catch them first! With creativity and imagination, kids interact

to make their own rainbows in the 8 Silly Rabbits Magic show

that celebrates the blarney and the charms of St. Patrick’s Day’s

favorite mascots. Ages 4 and up

Lee’s Summit Saturday, March 10 2:00 PM

Blue Springs South Wednesday, March 14 7:00 PM

Antioch Thursday, March 15 10:00 AM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, March 17 2:30 PM

Library Magic and Mental Show

Amazing! That’s what the whole family will say about Larry

MacDonald’s unique mental magic show. He’ll baffle you as he

predicts the unpredictable and knows the unknown. Become a

part of the show as his antics keep you laughing. Ages 7 and up

Blue Springs North Saturday, April 14 11:00 AM

Love is Tricky

Sometimes love does silly, surprising things like popping up out

of nowhere! Join us for lots of audience participation and laughs

in this interactive Valentine show. Come celebrate friendship with

amazing tricks from 8 Silly Rabbits Magic. Ages 4 and up

Lone Jack Monday, February 6 7:00 PM

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Family Programs

Prestige Illusions

Join teen illusionist Patrick Jones as he entertains us with closeup

card tricks, stage illusions, and more. Ages 4 and up

South Independence Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Professor I Drop, the Juggling

Scientist

Jay Cady combines his love of science with circus skills in

this interactive workshop. Topics include famous scientists,

potential energy, density, and chart making. The big finale is

the “Four Box Mystery.” Ages 8 and up

Edgerton Thursday, February 16 1:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

Rabbits Spring!

Nothing says spring like rabbits! Everything is new and surprising

this time of year, and 8 Silly Rabbits Magic will pull kids into

the magical fun of the season. Come see rabbits multiply, balls

multiply, giggles multiply, and much, much more! Ages 4 and up

Raytown Thursday, March 29 7:00 PM

Ask a Librarian!

" Knowledge is of two kinds.

We know a subject ourselves,

or we know where we can find

information upon it."

– Samuel Johnson

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party with your host

Dinosaur O’Dell

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with award-winning children’s

songwriter and storyteller, Dino O’Dell.

”These things are fun and fun is good.” - Dr. Seuss. All ages

Blue Ridge Friday, March 2 4:00 PM

Choir Singers at the Library

Join us for a special performance by the Lawson High School

Select Choir. These young and talented singers will be at the

Library performing a variety of songs for your enjoyment. This is

a special show you will not want to miss. All ages

Excelsior Springs Thursday, April 19 6:30 PM

Creative Movement and Exploration

Get your toes twinkling with this fun intro into dance and

movement. Designed for children ages 3-5, Creative Movement

and Exploration introduces children to shapes, levels, speeds, and

direction all through their bodies and dance. This is a great time

to safely explore how your body can move and relate to music and

the environment! Ages 3 and up

Antioch Friday, March 16 10:00 AM

KC’s Best Kept Jazz Secret:

Millie Edwards

Join Mid-Continent Public Library’s Jazz Appreciation Month

as we share with you Millie Edwards, one of Kansas City’s best

kept jazz secrets! As a musician, Millie Edwards performs solo, as

well as part of The Wild Women of Kansas City. Millie Edwards

will transport your soul from its very depths to heights from

which it will soar. Come and celebrate with song! All ages

Raytown Wednesday, February 29 7:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Saturday, April 7 2:30 PM

Family Programs

Simple Strings Dulcimer

Music Performances

Prairie Dulcimer Club will perform a 45 to 60 minute program

playing music, giving historical data about the songs and instruments

they play, and end with a question and answer period.

Ages 10 and up

Music & Dance Parenting

Dinosaur O’Dell’s Big Dream Machine

This music and storytelling show engages children with tall

tales and songs about sleepwalking, the nighttime sky, monsters

under the bed, and the importance of napping. Beat the

heat and join Dino for a fun family show. All ages

Blue Springs North Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

South Independence Friday, May 25 2:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, February 14 7:00 PM

Liberty Saturday, April 7 10:00 AM

Songs and Stories of the Cowboy

Join Uncle Abe, singer and songwriter, as he takes us back to

yesteryear when the West was young. Listen to songs and stories

of the cowboy life. All ages

Grandview Thursday, January 19 6:30 PM

Lone Jack Thursday, May 31 10:00 AM

Songs from Inside the Box

This program introduces participants of all ages to the Cigar

Box Guitar. The origin of this homemade instrument is discussed

as well as its application in different genres of music. A demonstration

of how cigar box guitars are constructed will be followed

by a short concert by cigar box guitar artist Kevin Kraft. All ages

Grandview Monday, January 23 6:30 PM

" Once you learn to read, you will

be forever free."

– Frederick Douglass

January thru May

Music With Mar

This educational music program is designed to enhance your

child’s social, motor, language, and cognitive skills. For ages six

months to five years, and an adult who will stay and participate in

the program. Contact branch for ages

South Independence Saturday, February 25 2:00 PM

Sense-ational Storytime

These single session programs include a sensory-rich mix of

songs, movement, a story and a special book-related sensory

activity. These storytimes require a participating caregiver for each

child. Recommended for ages 3-8 years old. Ages 3 and up

Boardwalk Monday, January 9 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, January 23 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, January 30 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, February 6 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, February 13 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, February 27 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, March 12 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, March 26 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Monday, April 9 7:00 PM

Puppets

Flossie and the Fox

Young Flossie won’t believe that the fine red-furred creature she

meets in the woods is a fox unless he can prove it. Join Anitra

Steel and Prof. Jeri Deli and the Library Frogs for this delightful

30 minute puppet show. Adapted with permission from Missouri

author Patricia McKissack. All ages

Raytown Thursday, April 19 7:00 PM

Little Bit of Luck: Leprechaun Stories

Join us for this fun and magical puppet show full of the little

people, the search for the pot of gold, and most importantly, the

rainbow in our lives.” All ages

Lone Jack Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Saturday, March 17 11:00 AM

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Teen Programs

Careers & Education

Accepted: Getting into Your First

Choice School

Discover the ins and outs of college admissions. Learn what

admissions officers want to see in applicants. Get tips for college

success.

Colbern Road Thursday, February 16 6:30 PM

ACT vs. SAT: Which is Right for Me?

How many colleges accept only the SAT? How many colleges

don’t require SAT Subject Tests if you take the ACT? Attend this

workshop provided by Kaplan and learn the differences between

the ACT and the SAT.

Oak Grove Monday, January 9 7:00 PM

Colbern Road Thursday, April 19 6:30 PM

ACT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score

During this 45 minute seminar, students learn to score higher

on the ACT, taking advantage of the test format, using key Kaplan

strategies, and maximizing their efficiency on the exam. We

will cover the format and content of the test, walk through various

question types using key Kaplan strategies, and give students

a study plan for success.

Grandview Tuesday, January 10 6:00 PM

Riverside Saturday, January 21 2:00 PM

Colbern Road Thursday, January 26 6:30 PM

South Independence Saturday, February 4 9:00 AM

Job Search and Interview Strategies

for Teens

Learn how to avoid the typical mistakes made by young adults/

teens in job searches and interviews from a multi-certified resume

writer and multi-certified career coach. Topics covered include:

job search sources, networking, appearance and actions, do I need

a resume, common job interview mistakes, frequently asked job

interview questions, illegal job interview questions, best questions

to ask, and questions not to ask during an interview.

Kearney Monday, April 23 6:30 PM

Kaplan ACT Practice Test

Join us for a free practice ACT test hosted by Kaplan Test Prep

and Admissions. This three and a half hour practice test will

familiarize you with the English, Math, Reading, and Science

Reasoning parts of the ACT. Parents are free to come for the last

half-hour to discuss how to understand the test results.

Grandview Saturday, January 14 9:30 AM

Oak Grove Saturday, January 21 1:00 PM

Riverside Friday, February 3 2:00 PM

Colbern Road Saturday, February 4 9:00 AM

Kearney Saturday, February 4 1:00 PM

Platte City Saturday, February 18 10:00 AM

Oak Grove Saturday, March 17 1:00 PM

South Independence Saturday, March 31 9:00 AM

Red Bridge Saturday, April 7 12:00 PM

SAT Full-length Practice Test

Experience taking the SAT under test-like conditions and find

out how you will score before you take the real thing! Join us for

a free practice test hosted by Kaplan Test Prep. The test is four

hours long and is a full-length version of the actual SAT. It is

designed to give students a feel for questions they will be asked on

test day, including the Writing, Critical Reading, and Math portions.

Students will receive a complete, detailed analysis of their

practice test results. *Students should bring their own calculators.

South Independence Saturday, January 21 9:00 AM

SAT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score

During this 45 minute seminar, students learn to score higher

on the SAT using key Kaplan strategies, taking advantage of the

test format, and maximizing their efficiency on the exam. We will

cover the format and content of the test, walk through various

question types using key Kaplan strategies, and give students a

study plan for success.

South Independence Saturday, March 3 9:00 AM

SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test

The SAT/ACT combo practice test is three and a half hours

long and contains representative sections from both exams

and is designed to help students decide whether to take the

ACT or the SAT. Students receive textual feedback that compares

performance on analogous test sections between the two

exams. For example, it compares how a student did on the

SAT Math section to his/her performance on the ACT Math

section.

Lone Jack Saturday, January 7 10:00 AM

Parkville Saturday, February 25 9:30 AM

Blue Ridge Saturday, March 24 10:00 AM

South Independence Saturday, May 12 9:00 AM

Teen Programs

Testing and Education Reference Center

for the College Bound

Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding

scholarships? Search thousands of college and graduate school entries.

Identify scholarships that meet your financial needs. Use the

online resume builder (a step by step guide) to write your resume.

Take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your

career and education goals. Some tests available are GED, ACT,

SAT, ASVAB, TOEFL, NCLEX, and Civil Service Exams. This

will be demonstration only.

Excelsior Springs Tuesday, March 6 6:30 PM

Crafts & Hobbies

Crochet for Teens

Learn the basic stitches and how to read the patterns to make

everything from hot pads to clothing. Bring a size I or J crochet

hook and a skein of 4 ply (white or light colored) yarn to first

class. Instructions not limited to beginners. Multiple week class.

Susan Bates crochet hooks are recommended. Taught by Wilma

Kreisel.

Claycomo Monday, March 12 7:00 PM

Claycomo Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Claycomo Monday, March 26 7:00 PM

Claycomo Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Drawing for Beginners for Teens

Join us to learn basic drawing techniques to make your own

work of art. Bring an image for inspiration and learn to see how

and artist does it.

Lone Jack Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Duct Tape Creations

Who says duct tape is only good for fixing things? Duct

tape has become fashionable, being made into everything

from wallets to purses. Duct tape is available in a rainbow

of colors. Learn how to create unique items in this hands-on

workshop. Be sure to bring a roll of duct tape with you.

Lone Jack Monday, February 13 7:00 PM

Buckner Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

Register Online!

www.mymcpl.org/events

January thru May

Flash Mob

Do you love photography? Bring your digital cameras, even cell

phone cameras, to this monthly crazy-fun gathering and learn

fresh, new ways to use your camera.

Oak Grove Thursday, April 5 4:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, February 2 4:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, January 5 4:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, March 1 4:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, May 3 4:30 PM

Green Projects

Get green and get creative! Join us to reduce, reuse, and recycle

everyday items into new and funky projects.

Blue Springs South Saturday, February 25 2:00 PM

Buckner Thursday, April 5 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, April 10 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, February 14 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, January 10 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, May 8 6:30 PM

Marshmallow Shooters

It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna gag! Make your own Marshmallow

Shooter and ‘Duck and Cover’ as we use Marshmallows to do

things they probably weren’t meant to do. Call your branch for

information on what activities will take place.

Smithville Saturday, May 5 2:00 PM

Teen Tie Dye

You’ll have fun learning the basics of tie-dying. Bring a 100

percent pre-washed cotton t-shirt, socks, boxers, or head scarf. Be

sure to wear old clothing. We’ll provide the rest of the supplies.

Parkville Saturday, May 12 1:30 PM

Third Annual Teen Photography Exhibit

Come be a part of the Third Annual Teen Photography Exhibit.

This year’s theme is “Around Gladstone.” Photographs must be 8”

x 10,” color or black and white, and not mounted. Photographs

must be submitted during February. Photographs will be exhibited

during March. Entry forms are available at the Library. Open

to students in grades 6 through 12.

Antioch Thursday, March 1 9:00 AM

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Teen Programs

Expanding Your Horizons Fantastic Fun

Are You a Super Hero?

Join us as we discuss what makes someone a super hero both

in life and fiction. Learn about the earliest super heroes. How do

they compare to today’s super heroes in young adult literature?

Come and join the debate.

Antioch Thursday, May 10 6:30 PM

Teen Tech Week

No one knows technology like teens do! Show off you skills,

and join us in celebrating a digital world. We might even teach

you some new tricks.

North Independence Tuesday, January 3 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, January 4 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, January 10 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, January 17 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, January 19 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, January 31 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, February 1 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, February 14 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, February 21 6:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, February 28 6:30 PM

North Independence Tuesday, February 7 6:30 PM

Parkville Tuesday, March 6 6:30 PM

North Independence Tuesday, March 6 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, March 7 6:45 PM

South Independence Saturday, March 10 10:00 AM

Parkville Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, March 15 7:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, March 20 6:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, March 27 6:30 PM

North Independence Tuesday, April 3 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, April 4 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, April 10 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, April 17 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, April 19 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, April 26 7:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, May 1 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, May 2 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, May 8 6:30 PM

Lee’s Summit Tuesday, May 15 6:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, May 29 6:30 PM

Anime Movie Night

Join us and watch anime (Japanese animation). Goodies provided.

North Independence Tuesday, January 3 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, January 4 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, January 10 6:30 PM

Lee's Summit Tuesday, January 17 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, January 19 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, January 26 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, January 31 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, February 1 6:45 PM

North Independence Tuesday, February 7 6:30 PM

Parkville Tuesday, February 14 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM

Lee's Summit Tuesday, February 21 6:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, February 28 6:30 PM

North Independence Tuesday, March 6 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, March 7 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, March 15 7:00 PM

Lee's Summit Tuesday, March 20 6:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, March 27 6:30 PM

North Independence Tuesday, April 3 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, April 4 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, April 10 6:30 PM

Lee's Summit Tuesday, April 17 6:30 PM

Grain Valley Thursday, April 19 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, April 26 7:00 PM

North Independence Tuesday, May 1 6:30 PM

South Independence Wednesday, May 2 6:45 PM

Parkville Tuesday, May 8 6:30 PM

Lee's Summit Tuesday, May 15 6:30 PM

Oak Grove Thursday, May 24 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, May 29 6:30 PM

Brain Freeze for Teens

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Come join

us for a tasty treat.

Red Bridge Thursday, February 2 7:00 PM

Extreme Edibles

Join us to create some exceptional, incredible, delectiable, edible

creations. See what wild things you can create. Call the branch for

food specifications.

Dearborn Tuesday, May 29 10:30 AM

Teen Programs

Hunger Games Havoc

You’ve heard the hype, you’ve read the books, now you must

unite with fellow fans. Join fellow warriors and competitors on

the battlefield. In this match of wits; solve, create, and defeat.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

North Independence Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

South Independence Thursday, March 22 4:00 PM

Red Bridge Thursday, March 22 7:00 PM

Smithville Saturday, March 24 12:00 PM

Parkville Saturday, March 24 1:00 PM

Lee’s Summit Saturday, March 24 2:00 PM

Improv at the Library

Bring your stories from school, camp, home, and church -

anywhere you hang out. We’ll share our stories and develop them

into improv games. Turn your stories into plays, skits, and stand

up. Props provided.

Antioch Monday, April 16 6:30 PM

Murder Mystery

Join us to help solve a crime on the high seas. Pack your

thinking cap, keen eye, and good memory to put together

all the clues and solve the mystery of Waves of Danger. This

two-hour program allows everyone to participate in solving

the murder mystery. Eight people are needed to play the characters

in the mystery, and the entire audience plays detective.

The program is led by the ship’s head of security to make sure

the evening stays on course. Disclaimer: No patrons are actually

injured during this program.

Grandview Monday, April 16 6:00 PM

Teen Game Day/Night

Join fellow teens at the library for fun and snacks! Play a variety

of games, including old favorites and new.

Red Bridge Thursday, January 12 7:00 PM

Excelsior Springs Tuesday, January 31 4:00 PM

Red Bridge Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, March 8 6:00 PM

Red Bridge Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Blue Springs South Saturday, March 24 2:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, April 12 6:00 PM

Red Bridge Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, May 10 6:00 PM

Red Bridge Thursday, May 10 7:00 PM

January thru May

Teen Movie Night

Come together with friends for popcorn and a movie.

Boardwalk Thursday, March 1 6:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, April 5 6:00 PM

Blue Springs South Saturday, April 28 2:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, May 3 6:00 PM

Blue Ridge Saturday, May 19 2:00 PM

The Force Has Come to the Library

Join us to explore your intergalactic personality via Star Wars.

Enjoy trivia, crafts, games, snacks, and a costume competition.

Luke needs you, the Universe needs you, and we need you. The

Force will be with us.

South Independence Thursday, May 10 2:00 PM

North Independence Saturday, May 12 1:00 PM

These Heroes are Super

Come to the Library and learn all about your favorite superhero.

Most of the modern movie heroes started in the land of

comics. Can you catch the mistakes in the movies? Do you care?

Whose your favorite? Come conference with like-minded friends.

Smithville Monday, February 6 6:30 PM

North Oak Monday, April 9 7:00 PM

This is Madness, March Madness

March is a busy time of year for the basketball world. What

better place to come feed the madness than at the Library? Join us

for brackets, snacks, trivia, and the best plays in basketball history.

Your team may not come out on top, but at least you get to meet

some really cool people.

Smithville Monday, March 12 6:30 PM

Zombie

Braaaaains! Do you secretly love the walking undead? We do!

We may do a Zombi-Zumba or even eat some brains! Call your

branch for information on what activities will take place.

Boardwalk Thursday, February 2 6:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, February 9 6:00 PM

Boardwalk Thursday, February 16 6:00 PM

Smithville Monday, April 2 6:30 PM

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Teen Programs

Self-Defense for Teens!

Learn how to defend yourselves from attacks. Tamara Shumate

teaches self defense tactics including hit and run escapes and some

pressure points. Learn how to be proactive instead of reactive.

Grandview Tuesday, March 6 6:00 PM

Kearney Saturday, March 31 1:00 PM

Blue Springs North Tuesday, April 17 7:00 PM

Internet & Online Resources

OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks

for Teens

Learn how to use OverDrive to download digital eBooks from

Mid-Continent Public Library’s collection onto your eReader. We

will provide a general overview of checking out eBooks through

OverDrive including hardware and software requirements,

searching for a title, downloading, and transferring to a device.

This program is a demonstration only and lasts approximately

90 minutes. Not all eReaders are compatible with OverDrive,

please see http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/Default.

aspx?type=ebook to ensure device compatibility.

North Oak Tuesday, March 13 7:00 PM

OverDrive

Health & Well-Being

eBooks

Writing & Authors

Creative Writing for Teens

Full of ideas but don’t know how to get them on paper?

Join other teens in writing games and other exercises to get your

creative juices flowing!

Kearney Saturday, January 21 10:00 AM

Smithville Monday, January 30 6:30 PM

North Independence Tuesday, April 10 7:00 PM

Lone Jack Monday, April 16 7:00 PM

Talk About It!

Teen Book Clubs

Fantasy, adventure, travel, best friends. What type

of book do you like? You can introduce others to

the books you’ve read, learn how to post reviews

to the library’s website, and discuss your favorite

(and least favorite) reads. Come be a part of the

Teen Book Club!

Antioch

First Monday at 6:30 pm

Blue SpringS South

Monday at 7 pm

colBern roAd

2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm

excelSior SpringS

4th Friday at 4 pm

lee’S Summit

1st Tuesday at 6:30 pm;

It’s a Vampire Support Group!

north independence

3rd Tuesday at 6 pm

oAk grove

3rd Thursday at 7 pm

Index by Title

600,000 Silent Voices: Stories from the Civil War ...................... 37

Accepted: Getting into Your First Choice School ....................... 42

Acrylic Painting ............................................................................ 8

ACT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score .................................... 42

ACT vs. SAT: Which is Right for Me? ........................................ 42

African American Inventors ........................................................ 37

American Girl: Addy’s World ...................................................... 37

American Girl Luau .................................................................... 30

American Girl’s Tea Party with Kirsten ...................................... 37

American Girl Tea ...................................................................... 37

Amigurumi ................................................................................. 28

Am I Indian? Who Was My Grandpa? ....................................... 12

Anime Movie Night .................................................................... 44

Anna Mary Kersallen: Colonial Indentured Servant ................... 37

Antioch Gardeners ...................................................................... 20

Antioch Library Quilters and Stitchers ......................................... 8

Antioch Quilters and Stitchers Show .......................................... 28

Are You a Super Hero? ................................................................ 44

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ........................................17

Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds ............................................... 6

Award-Winning Smoked Meats .................................................. 20

Barbecue Basics: The Low and Slow Way .................................... 20

Basic U.S. Military Records ........................................................ 12

Basic Yoga ....................................................................................17

Beaded Baskets ............................................................................. 8

Beaded Rabbits ............................................................................19

Beaded Uncle Sam .......................................................................19

Bedtime Stories for Children ...................................................... 30

Beginner Balloon Twisting ......................................................... 30

Beginning Bridge Lessons ............................................................. 9

Beginning Census Records with Andrew McKinley ................... 12

Beginning Census Records ......................................................... 12

Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch .................................................. 9

Beginning Crochet ........................................................................ 9

Beginning Genealogy with Andrew McKinley ........................... 12

Beginning Genealogy with Beth Foulk ....................................... 12

Beginning Genealogy with Cindi Fournier ................................. 12

Beginning Genealogy with Ellen Miller ..................................... 12

Beginning Genealogy with Jolene Clark ..................................... 12

Beginning Genealogy with Julie Felps ........................................ 12

January thru May

Beginning Genealogy ................................................................. 13

Beginning Internet Genealogy .................................................... 13

Beginning Knitting ....................................................................... 9

Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your Yard & Gardens ................ 20

Blue Bellies and Bushwhackers ....................................................18

Boots, Bridles, and Books ........................................................... 26

Brain Freeze for Teens .................................................................. 44

Build a Sidewalk Garden ............................................................ 20

Bulgarian Cookery ...................................................................... 20

Business Plans 101: for the Entrepreneur ...................................... 6

Calling all Caped Crusaders!! ..................................................... 30

Catching the Big Rainbow Trout .................................................. 9

Cat in the Hat Comes Back ........................................................ 30

Celebrating Black History ........................................................... 37

Cemetery Art: What Does that Thing on the

Headstone Mean? ....................................................................... 13

Census Research ......................................................................... 13

Centsability Now: Smarter Shopping, Better Living ..................... 6

Chess and Games @ the Library ................................................. 28

Childhood in the Civil War ........................................................ 37

Children’s Book Character Sculptures Display ........................... 29

Chinese Brush Painting ................................................................ 9

Choir Singers at the Library ........................................................ 40

Civil War Connections: Mary Lobb and Lobb Cemetery ............18

Civil War in Jackson County .......................................................18

Common Soldier of the Civil War .............................................. 37

Connect with Your Ancestors through Graphoanalysis ............... 13

Container Gardening for the Urban Farmer ............................... 20

Cool Tools at Midwest Genealogy Center .................................. 13

County Histories ........................................................................ 13

Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters ............................. 8

Creative Movement and Exploration .......................................... 40

Creative Writing for Teens ........................................................... 46

Credo Reference Database .......................................................... 23

Critters in the Classroom ............................................................ 26

Crochet ......................................................................................... 9

Crochet for Families ................................................................... 29

Crochet for Teens ........................................................................ 43

Cuddle with Teddy ......................................................................31

CultureGrams for Kids ............................................................... 30

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Index by Title

Dear Jane Quilt Group ............................................................... 10

Decorating with Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds .................. 21

Dinosaur O’Dell’s Big Dream Machine ...................................... 40

Director’s Listening Post ..............................................................11

Director’s Listening Post ............................................................. 33

Don’t Touch That Baby ............................................................... 26

Drawing for Beginners for Teens ................................................. 43

Dream Big with Mad Science After Dark ................................... 26

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party with your host Dinosaur O’Dell ......... 40

Duct Tape Creations ................................................................... 43

Eagle Presentation ....................................................................... 26

Easy Herbal Remedies ................................................................ 21

Easy Inexpensive Haircuts ...........................................................17

Edible Landscaping ..................................................................... 21

Emergency Preparedness 101 ...................................................... 32

Emily and Einstein ..................................................................... 65

Eric Vaughn’s Magic: Impossible ................................................ 39

Essential Database Search Tips ................................................... 13

Evening Toddler Storytime ..........................................................31

Extreme Edibles .......................................................................... 44

Fairy Tale Tea ..............................................................................31

Families Living With Food Allergies ............................................17

Family Craft Time ...................................................................... 29

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy ............................................... 26

Fancy Nancy Elegant Easter ....................................................... 39

Fancy Nancy Every Day is Earth Day ......................................... 26

Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart ...................................................... 39

Fancy Nancy See Stars .................................................................31

Fiction Writing Workshop .......................................................... 25

Finding Confederate Records ..................................................... 13

First Friday Film ..........................................................................11

First to Serve ................................................................................18

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part I: Getting There ..................................... 6

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part II: Estate Planning ................................ 6

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part III: Asset Allocation .............................. 7

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part IV: You and Your Credit Score .............. 7

Fishing the Missouri and Platte Rivers .......................................... 6

Fit for Life with KC Wolf ............................................................ 32

Flash Mob ................................................................................... 43

Flavors of Thailand ..................................................................... 21

Flossie and the Fox ...................................................................... 41

Fold and Cut Stories ....................................................................31

Forgotten Math ........................................................................... 25

From Greeting Cards to Novelty Gift Boxes ............................... 29

From Your Garden to Your Shelves ............................................. 21

Gardening on the Cheap ............................................................. 21

Gatsby Days Student Art Exhibit ................................................ 30

Genealogy Swap Meet ................................................................. 13

George Washington Carver Display ............................................ 38

German Civil Registration Records Part I ...................................14

German Civil Registration Records Part II ..................................14

Glove Creature Buddy ................................................................ 29

Green Projects ............................................................................. 43

Grow Herbs, Give Gifts .............................................................. 22

Guide to Genealogy Indexing ......................................................14

Heads of Households Only Pre-1850 Federal Census ..................14

Heart Paper-Mache Box .............................................................. 10

Hearts and Flowers for Valentine’s Day and All Other

Special Occasions ........................................................................ 29

Help for those Brick Walls: Wikis for Genealogists .....................14

Herb-Infused Butters .................................................................. 22

HeritageQuest Online .................................................................14

Heritage Scrapbooking ............................................................... 10

Hiking Trails of Kansas City ........................................................ 6

Homeschooling 101 .................................................................... 25

Horse Hooves in the Grass (at the Library) ................................. 26

How Acupuncture Works ............................................................17

How to Create a Research Log .....................................................14

How to Have a Successful Garage Sale ....................................... 22

How to Use the Midwest Genealogy Center ................................14

How We Were Freed: From Indentured Servants to Slavery ........18

Hunger Games Havoc ................................................................ 45

Ideal Kitchen .............................................................................. 22

Imported to America ....................................................................14

Improv at the Library .................................................................. 45

I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer — Now What? .................... 23

Internet 101 ................................................................................ 24

Internet 102 ................................................................................ 24

Internet Genealogy with Andrew McKinley ................................14

Internet Job Search ....................................................................... 8

Interviewing Savvy ....................................................................... 8

Introduction to Ham Radio ........................................................ 10

Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture ...........................11

Investing Basics for Women .......................................................... 7

Irish Research: Here and There ....................................................15

It Is Time for Chocolate ...............................................................31

It’s Garfield Time .........................................................................31

Itty Bitty Crocheted Bear ............................................................ 10

Jane Austen Tea .......................................................................... 25

Jesse and Frank James: The Outlaw Years ....................................18

Job Search and Interview Strategies for Teens .............................. 42

Kansas City: More Fountains than Rome? ................................... 6

Kaplan ACT Practice Test .......................................................... 42

KC’s Best Kept Jazz Secret: Millie Edwards ................................ 40

Kirigami Animals ....................................................................... 29

Kitty Toy Craft ........................................................................... 10

Knits and Needles ....................................................................... 10

Learn How to Decorate Cakes .................................................... 22

LearningExpress Library ............................................................... 8

Learn to Draw Pets ..................................................................... 29

Lee’s Summit Quilters ................................................................ 10

LEGO: A Love Story .................................................................. 30

Leprechaun Magic ...................................................................... 39

Let’s Have Tea ............................................................................. 38

Library Bags ................................................................................ 10

Library Magic and Mental Show ................................................ 39

Little Bit of Luck: Leprechaun Stories ......................................... 41

Louisiana Cooking ..................................................................... 22

Love is Tricky ............................................................................. 39

Mac’s “Stick with Reading” Show ................................................31

Mad Science Demonstrates Bugs ................................................ 27

Mad Science Demonstrates Fire and Ice ..................................... 27

Mad Science Presents Che-Mystery Workshop ........................... 27

Mad Science Presents Color Lab ................................................. 27

Mad Science Presents Mission Nutrition .................................... 32

Mad Science Presents Shapes and Structures .............................. 27

Mad Science Presents Stunt Planes and Gliders .......................... 27

Make Your Own Board Game! ................................................... 29

Make Your Own Organic Facials and Scrubs ..............................17

Marshmallow Shooters ............................................................... 43

January thru May

Medicare Decision Made Easy .....................................................18

Meet an Excelsior Springs Police Dog ......................................... 27

Meet A Seeing Eye Dog .............................................................. 27

Missouri Fur Bearer Presentation ................................................ 27

Missouri Legal Forms Database .................................................... 7

Mother-Daughter Tea ..................................................................31

Mourning During the Civil War .................................................19

Murder Mystery .......................................................................... 44

Music With Mar ......................................................................... 41

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective ........................................................31

Native American Genealogy ........................................................15

New Easter Bunny Puppet Show ................................................ 39

Oh My Darlin’, Valentine! .......................................................... 39

Online Catalog Training ............................................................ 24

Order No. 11 and the Civil War ..................................................15

Organizing Your Home .............................................................. 22

OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks ................................... 24

OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks for Teens..................... 46

Paint with Flair ........................................................................... 22

Paper-mache Easter Eggs ..............................................................19

Passenger Lists .............................................................................15

Pet Suitcase ................................................................................. 27

Photo Fun ................................................................................... 29

PJ’s and Plushables .......................................................................31

Plant a Perennial Garden ............................................................ 22

Plastic Craft Lace Bracelets and Keychains ................................. 30

Plaza (Walking Tour) ...................................................................19

PPA/GKC Loan Collection 2011 Exhibit .....................................11

Prestige Illusions ......................................................................... 40

Princess Party ..............................................................................31

Professor I Drop, the Juggling Scientist ...................................... 40

ProQuest Civil War Era Database ...............................................19

Putting the Past into Pictures .......................................................15

Rabbits Spring! ........................................................................... 40

Rag Chew Dog Toy .....................................................................11

Rain Gardens .............................................................................. 23

Read Across America ...................................................................31

Read All About It .........................................................................15

Real Deadwood Display .............................................................. 38

Salmon, Salmon, Salmon ............................................................ 23

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Index by Title Index by Branch & Date

SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test .................................................. 42

SAT Full-length Practice Test ..................................................... 42

SAT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score ..................................... 42

Save Money by Shopping Thrift Stores and Garage Sales .............. 7

Scandinavian Research with Lauri Jean Swett .............................15

Searching the Rags for Riches: Newspaper Research ...................15

Seasonal Paper Snowflakes .......................................................... 30

Self Defense .................................................................................18

Self-Defense for Teens! ................................................................ 45

Sense-ational Storytime .............................................................. 41

Service Dogs in Action ............................................................... 28

Seussapalooza ...............................................................................31

Sherlock Holmes, The Mystery ................................................... 38

Silly Stuff .................................................................................... 32

Simple Strings Dulcimer Music Performances ............................ 41

Simply Soups .............................................................................. 23

Social Media 101 for Business Owners: Part II ............................. 7

Social Media 101 for Business Owners: Part III ............................ 7

Social Networking 101 ............................................................... 24

Songs and Stories of the Cowboy ................................................ 41

Songs from Inside the Box .......................................................... 41

Songs of the Black Pioneers ......................................................... 38

Southern Plantation Records in the Antebellum South ................15

Stable T. Farms Petting Zoo ....................................................... 28

Stitched Tea Towels .....................................................................11

St. Louis Research ........................................................................16

Storing and Protecting Family Heirlooms ....................................11

Storytime in the Park .................................................................. 32

Storytime Pajama Party .............................................................. 32

Study Tips for Success ................................................................ 28

Take a Genealogy Trip .................................................................16

Take a Genealogy Trip with Julie .................................................16

Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ....................................... 7

Teddy Bear Tea ........................................................................... 32

Teen Game Day/Night ............................................................... 45

Teen Movie Night ....................................................................... 45

Teen Tech Week .......................................................................... 44

Teen Tie Dye .............................................................................. 43

Tell Me About the Good Ol’ Days ...............................................16

Testing and Education Reference Center

for the College Bound ................................................................. 43

Test Stress ................................................................................... 28

Texting 101 ..................................................................................11

The Force Has Come to the Library ............................................ 45

The History of Lake Maurer ........................................................19

These Heroes are Super ............................................................... 45

Third Annual Teen Photography Exhibit .................................... 43

This is Madness, March Madness ............................................... 45

To the One I Love ....................................................................... 39

Triumph of the Spirit: A Story About Harriet Tubman .............. 38

Underground Railroad: The Who, What,

and Where Did It Go................................................................... 38

Unleashing the Power of Your Dreams ........................................18

Using Family Search ....................................................................16

Using InterLibrary Loan ..............................................................16

Very Fairy Party .......................................................................... 32

Vintage Fishing Lures: Basics of Collecting and

Assessing Values ...........................................................................11

Water Colors for Beginners ..........................................................11

Water Gardening 101 .................................................................. 23

When Internet Census Indices Fail ..............................................16

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr. Anyway? ............................... 38

Wide-Awake Stories for Lively Kids ............................................ 32

Wildflower Seedballs .................................................................. 28

Winter Film Festival ................................................................... 39

Women in Missouri During the Civil War ..................................19

Writer’s Block ..............................................................................16

You Can Be Anything! ................................................................ 32

Zombie ....................................................................................... 45

Zoo to You .................................................................................. 28

January thru May

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Antioch

Jan 4 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Jan 5 2:00 PM Antioch Gardeners .................................... 20

Jan 5 2:00 PM Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds ............. 6

Jan 9 10:00 AM Antioch Library Quilters and Stitchers ....... 8

Jan 9 2:00 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Jan 12 6:30 PM Study Tips for Success .............................. 28

Jan 23 2:00 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

Jan 24 7:00 PM Simply Soups ............................................ 23

Feb 2 2:00 PM Antioch Gardeners .................................... 20

Feb 2 2:00 PM Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your

Yard & Gardens ........................................ 20

Feb 7 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 7 7:00 PM Save Money by Shopping Thrift

Stores and Garage Sales .............................. 7

Feb 9 6:30 PM Test Stress ................................................. 28

Feb 13 10:00 AM Antioch Library Quilters and Stitchers ....... 8

Feb 14 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 20 2:00 PM Online Catalog Training .......................... 24

Feb 21 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 23 2:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Feb 28 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 28 7:00 PM Cemetery Art: What Does that Thing

on the Headstone Mean? .......................... 13

Mar 1 9:00 AM Third Annual Teen Photography Exhibit .. 43

Mar 1 2:00 PM Antioch Gardeners .................................... 20

Mar 1 2:00 PM Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your

Yard & Gardens ........................................ 20

Mar 6 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 2:00 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Mar 8 6:30 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Mar 12 10:00 AM Antioch Library Quilters and Stitchers ....... 8

Mar 13 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 15 10:00 AM Leprechaun Magic .................................... 39

Mar 16 10:00 AM Creative Movement and Exploration ........ 40

Mar 19 6:30 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Mar 20 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 20 2:00 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

Mar 27 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 27 7:00 PM Paper-mache Easter Eggs .......................... 19

Apr 3 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 5 2:00 PM Antioch Gardeners .................................... 20

Apr 9 10:00 AM Antioch Library Quilters and Stitchers ....... 8

Apr 10 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 13 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Apr 16 6:30 PM Improv at the Library ............................... 44

Apr 20 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Apr 23 1:00 PM Antioch Quilters and Stitchers Show ........ 28

Apr 24 7:00 PM Hiking Trails of Kansas City ...................... 6

Apr 25 2:00 PM Online Catalog Training .......................... 24

Apr 27 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

May 2 2:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

May 3 2:00 PM Antioch Gardeners .................................... 20

May 4 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

May 8 2:00 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

May 10 6:30 PM Are You a Super Hero? ..............................44

May 14 10:00 AM Antioch Library Quilters and Stitchers ....... 8

May 19 2:00 PM Stable T. Farms Petting Zoo ..................... 28

May 19 3:00 PM Stable T. Farms Petting Zoo ..................... 28

May 22 2:00 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

Blue ridge

Jan 10 7:00 PM I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer -

Now What?............................................... 23

Feb 11 2:00 PM African American Inventors ...................... 37

Feb 14 7:00 PM I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer -

Now What?............................................... 23

Feb 21 7:00 PM American Girl: Addy’s World ................... 37

Feb 28 7:00 PM First to Serve ............................................. 18

Mar 2 4:00 PM Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party with your

host Dinosaur O’Dell ............................... 40

Mar 10 2:00 PM Mad Science Demonstrates Bugs .............. 27

Mar 13 7:00 PM I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer -

Now What?............................................... 23

Mar 20 7:00 PM Beaded Baskets ........................................... 8

Mar 24 10:00 AM SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test................ 42

Mar 26 2:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Mar 27 10:00 AM Director’s Listening Post ........................... 11

Apr 10 7:00 PM I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer -

Now What?............................................... 23

Apr 14 2:00 PM Service Dogs in Action ............................. 28

Apr 17 7:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

Apr 23 2:00 PM Social Networking 101 ............................. 24

Apr 24 7:00 PM Internet Job Search ..................................... 8

May 8 7:00 PM I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer -

Now What?............................................... 23

May 12 2:00 PM Critters in the Classroom .......................... 26

May 19 2:00 PM Teen Movie Night ..................................... 45

2012


Index by Branch & Date

Blue SpringS north

Jan 19 7:00 PM Simply Soups ............................................ 23

Jan 24 7:00 PM Organizing Your Home ............................ 22

Jan 25 2:00 PM Sherlock Holmes, The Mystery ................. 38

Jan 28 11:00 AM Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy ............ 26

Jan 31 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 9 7:00 PM Hearts and Flowers for Valentine’s Day

and All Other Special Occasions .............. 29

Feb 23 7:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

Feb 28 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 8 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part II:

Estate Planning ........................................... 6

Mar 10 11:00 AM Mac’s “Stick with Reading” Show ............. 31

Mar 15 7:00 PM Civil War Connections: Mary Lobb

and Lobb Cemetery .................................. 18

Mar 17 10:00 AM PPA/GKC Loan Collection 2011

(Photos) Exhibit ........................................ 11

Mar 20 7:00 PM Professor I Drop, the Juggling Scientist .... 40

Mar 22 7:00 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Mar 27 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 29 7:00 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Apr 5 10:00 AM New Easter Bunny Puppet Show .............. 39

Apr 14 11:00 AM Library Magic and Mental Show .............. 39

Apr 17 7:00 PM Self-Defense for Teens .............................. 45

Apr 24 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Apr 26 7:00 PM Hiking Trails of Kansas City ...................... 6

May 5 11:00 AM Horse Hooves in the Grass

(at the Library) .......................................... 26

May 10 7:00 PM Self Defense .............................................. 18

May 17 7:00 PM Award-Winning Smoked Meats ................ 20

May 24 7:00 PM Dinosaur O’Dell’s Big Dream Machine ... 40

May 29 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Blue SpringS South

Jan 17 7:00 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Jan 21 11:00 AM Calling all Caped Crusaders!! ................... 30

Jan 24 7:00 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Feb 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 7 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 14 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 15 7:00 PM Cuddle with Teddy ................................... 31

Feb 16 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 21 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 21 7:00 PM Beginning Knitting .................................... 9

Feb 23 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 25 2:00 PM Green Projects........................................... 43

Feb 28 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 7:00 PM Plant a Perennial Garden .......................... 22

Mar 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 13 7:00 PM Social Media 101 for Business Owners:

Part II ......................................................... 7

Mar 14 7:00 PM Leprechaun Magic .................................... 39

Mar 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 17 11:00 AM Little Bit of Luck: Leprechaun Stories ...... 41

Mar 20 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 20 7:00 PM Social Media 101 for Business Owners:

Part III ........................................................ 7

Mar 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 24 2:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Mar 27 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 7:00 PM Kansas City: More Fountains than Rome? . 6

Apr 5 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 10 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 17 7:00 PM Easy Inexpensive Haircuts ........................ 17

Apr 18 7:00 PM Fancy Nancy Every Day is Earth Day ...... 26

Apr 21 11:00 AM Very Fairy Party ........................................ 32

Apr 28 2:00 PM Teen Movie Night ..................................... 45

May 1 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

May 8 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

May 12 10:00 AM Plaza (Walking Tour) ............................... 19

May 15 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

May 16 7:00 PM Bedtime Stories for Children .................... 30

May 19 11:00 AM Storytime in the Park ................................ 32

May 22 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

BoArdwAlk

Jan 9 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Jan 23 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Jan 30 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Jan 31 7:00 PM Social Networking 101 ............................. 24

Feb 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 2 6:00 PM Zombie ..................................................... 45

Feb 6 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Feb 7 7:00 PM Business Plans 101: for the Entrepreneur .... 6

Feb 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 9 6:00 PM Zombie ..................................................... 45

Feb 13 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Feb 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 16 6:00 PM Zombie ..................................................... 45

Feb 18 2:00 PM Meet A Seeing Eye Dog ............................ 27

Feb 21 7:00 PM Interviewing Savvy ..................................... 8

Feb 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 27 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Feb 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 1 6:00 PM Teen Movie Night ..................................... 45

Mar 5 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Mar 6 7:00 PM Water Gardening 101 ............................... 23

Mar 7 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 8 6:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Mar 12 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Mar 13 7:00 PM Plant a Perennial Garden .......................... 22

Mar 14 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 14 7:00 PM Salmon, Salmon, Salmon .......................... 23

Mar 19 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Mar 20 7:00 PM From Your Garden to Your Shelves ........... 21

Mar 21 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 24 2:00 PM Wildflower Seedballs ................................ 28

Mar 26 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Mar 28 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 2 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Apr 4 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 5 6:00 PM Teen Movie Night ..................................... 45

Apr 9 7:00 PM Sense-ational Storytime ............................ 41

Apr 10 7:00 PM Make Your Own Organic Facials

and Scrubs ................................................ 17

Apr 11 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 6:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Apr 14 2:00 PM Fairy Tale Tea ........................................... 31

Apr 17 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Apr 21 2:00 PM Fancy Nancy Every Day is Earth Day ...... 26

Apr 24 7:00 PM Edible Landscaping .................................. 21

May 1 7:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

May 3 6:00 PM Teen Movie Night ..................................... 45

May 8 2:00 PM Texting 101 ............................................... 11

May 10 6:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

May 24 7:00 PM Homeschooling 101 .................................. 25

January thru May

52 Register online at www.mymcpl.org/events or call the library branch location (phone numbers on back cover) 53

Buckner

Jan 9 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Jan 26 7:00 PM Duct Tape Creations ................................. 43

Feb 9 7:00 PM Fancy Nancy See Stars .............................. 31

Feb 27 7:00 PM Easy Inexpensive Haircuts ........................ 17

Mar 22 7:00 PM Mac’s “Stick with Reading” Show ............. 31

Mar 26 7:00 PM Beaded Baskets ........................................... 8

Apr 5 7:00 PM Green Projects........................................... 43

Apr 23 7:00 PM Plant a Perennial Garden .......................... 22

May 14 7:00 PM How Acupuncture Works ......................... 17

May 24 7:00 PM Dream Big with Mad Science After Dark . 26

cAmden point

Feb 18 10:00 AM Pet Suitcase ............................................... 27

Mar 5 7:00 PM Investing Basics for Women ........................ 7

Apr 5 10:30 AM Fancy Nancy Elegant Easter ..................... 39

Apr 30 7:00 PM 600,000 Silent Voices: Stories from

the Civil War ............................................ 37

May 31 10:00 AM You Can Be Anything! .............................. 32

clAycomo

Feb 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 7 10:00 AM County Histories ...................................... 13

Feb 11 2:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

Feb 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 27 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 5 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 5 7:00 PM Crochet for Teens ..................................... 43

Mar 6 10:00 AM Social Networking 101 ............................. 24

Mar 8 7:00 PM Emergency Preparedness 101 .................... 32

Mar 12 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 12 7:00 PM Crochet for Teens ..................................... 43

Mar 19 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 19 7:00 PM Crochet for Teens ..................................... 43

Mar 22 7:00 PM Easy Inexpensive Haircuts ........................ 17

Mar 24 10:00 AM Beaded Rabbits ......................................... 19

Mar 26 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 26 7:00 PM Crochet for Teens ..................................... 43

Mar 31 10:00 AM Beaded Rabbits ......................................... 19

Apr 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 10:00 AM HeritageQuest Online .............................. 14

Apr 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 14 2:00 PM Award-Winning Smoked Meats ................ 20

2012


Index by Branch & Date

Apr 17 10:00 AM Container Gardening for the

Urban Farmer ........................................... 20

May 8 10:00 AM Medicare Decision Made Easy.................. 18

colBern roAd

Jan 26 3:00 PM Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anyway? ................................................... 38

Jan 26 6:30 PM ACT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score .. 42

Jan 31 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Feb 1 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 2 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 4 9:00 AM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Feb 7 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Feb 8 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 9 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 9 7:00 PM ProQuest Civil War Era Database ............ 19

Feb 14 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Feb 15 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 16 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 16 6:30 PM Accepted: Getting into Your

First Choice School ................................... 42

Feb 21 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Feb 22 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 23 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 23 3:00 PM Anna Mary Kersallen: Colonial

Indentured Servant ................................... 37

Feb 28 7:00 PM Save Money by Shopping Thrift

Stores and Garage Sales .............................. 7

Feb 29 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 1 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 7 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 7 7:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

Mar 8 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 8 7:00 PM LearningExpress Library............................. 8

Mar 14 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 15 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 21 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 22 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 27 7:00 PM Hiking Trails of Kansas City ...................... 6

Mar 28 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 7:00 PM Water Colors for Beginners ....................... 11

Apr 4 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 5 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 10 7:00 PM Water Colors for Beginners ....................... 11

Apr 11 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 7:00 PM Missouri Legal Forms Database.................. 7

Apr 17 7:00 PM Families Living With Food Allergies ........ 17

Apr 19 6:30 PM ACT vs. SAT: Which is Right for Me? ..... 42

May 1 7:00 PM Barbecue Basics: The Low and

Slow Way .................................................. 20

deArBorn

Feb 6 7:00 PM 600,000 Silent Voices: Stories from

the Civil War ............................................ 37

Mar 19 7:00 PM From Your Garden to Your Shelves ........... 21

Apr 12 4:00 PM Missouri Fur Bearer Presentation ............. 27

Apr 23 7:00 PM Rain Gardens ............................................ 23

May 10 4:00 PM Service Dogs in Action ............................. 28

May 21 7:00 PM Emergency Preparedness 101 .................... 32

May 29 10:30 AM Extreme Edibles ........................................ 44

edgerton

Feb 6 7:00 PM Emergency Preparedness 101 .................... 32

Feb 16 1:00 PM Professor I Drop, the Juggling Scientist .... 40

Feb 17 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 25 10:00 AM Vintage Fishing Lures: Basics of

Collecting and Assessing Values ............... 11

Mar 5 7:00 PM Bulgarian Cookery ................................... 20

Mar 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 15 1:00 PM Mad Science Presents Che-Mystery

Workshop ................................................. 27

Mar 30 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 2 7:00 PM Social Networking 101 ............................. 24

Apr 23 7:00 PM Learn How to Decorate Cakes .................. 22

May 7 7:00 PM Herb-Infused Butters ................................ 22

excelSior SpringS

Jan 19 2:30 PM I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer -

Now What?............................................... 23

Jan 19 6:30 PM Homeschooling 101 .................................. 25

Jan 20 2:30 PM I’m Sitting in Front of a Computer -

Now What? 23

Jan 26 6:30 PM Emergency Preparedness 101 .................... 32

Jan 28 2:30 PM Critters in the Classroom .......................... 26

Jan 31 4:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Feb 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 2 6:30 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part III:

Asset Allocation .................................................................. 7

Feb 4 2:30 PM Service Dogs in Action ............................. 28

Feb 4 3:30 PM Pet Suitcase ............................................... 27

Feb 6 7:00 PM Real Deadwood Display ........................... 38

Feb 7 6:30 PM Photo Fun ................................................. 29

Feb 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 9 6:30 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part IV: You and

Your Credit Score ....................................... 7

Feb 11 2:30 PM Louisiana Cooking ................................... 22

Feb 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 16 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 16 6:30 PM From Greeting Cards to Novelty

Gift Boxes ................................................. 29

Feb 17 4:00 PM The History of Lake Maurer ..................... 19

Feb 21 6:30 PM Triumph of the Spirit: A Story About

Harriet Tubman........................................ 38

Feb 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 23 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 23 6:30 PM Catching the Big Rainbow Trout ............... 9

Feb 25 2:30 PM Common Soldier of the Civil War ............ 37

Feb 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 3 2:30 PM Vintage Fishing Lures: Basics of

Collecting and Assessing Values ............... 11

Mar 6 6:30 PM Testing and Education Reference Center

for the College Bound............................... 43

Mar 7 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 8 6:30 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Mar 10 2:30 PM Mac’s “Stick with Reading” Show ............. 31

Mar 13 6:30 PM Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch ................ 9

Mar 14 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 15 6:30 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

Mar 17 2:30 PM Leprechaun Magic .................................... 39

Mar 20 6:30 PM Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch ................ 9

Mar 21 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 22 6:30 PM Putting the Past into Pictures ................... 15

Mar 24 2:30 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Mar 28 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 11:00 AM Meet an Excelsior Springs Police Dog ...... 27

Mar 29 6:30 PM Jesse and Frank James: The Outlaw Years . 18

Mar 31 2:30 PM How to Have a Successful Garage Sale ..... 22

Apr 4 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

January thru May

Apr 5 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 5 6:30 PM St. Louis Research .................................... 16

Apr 7 2:30 PM KC’s Best Kept Jazz Secret:

Millie Edwards ......................................... 40

Apr 11 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 6:30 PM Internet Genealogy with

Andrew McKinley .................................... 14

Apr 19 6:30 PM Choir Singers at the Library...................... 40

Apr 28 2:30 PM Medicare Decision Made Easy.................. 18

Apr 30 9:00 AM Gatsby Days Student Art Exhibit ............. 30

May 5 2:30 PM Eagle Presentation .................................... 26

May 31 6:30 PM Gardening on the Cheap .......................... 21

grAin vAlley

Jan 19 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Jan 21 2:00 PM Let’s Have Tea........................................... 38

Jan 26 7:00 PM Centsability Now: Smarter Shopping,

Better Living ............................................... 6

Feb 2 2:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

Feb 3 2:00 PM Beginning Crochet ..................................... 9

Feb 9 2:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

Feb 10 2:00 PM Beginning Crochet ..................................... 9

Feb 11 2:00 PM Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart .................... 39

Feb 16 2:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

Feb 16 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 17 2:00 PM Beginning Crochet ..................................... 9

Feb 23 2:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

Mar 3 10:00 AM Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your

Yard & Gardens ........................................ 20

Mar 10 10:00 AM Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your

Yard & Gardens ........................................ 20

Mar 15 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 31 10:00 AM Wide-Awake Stories for Lively Kids .......... 32

Apr 5 7:00 PM Gardening on the Cheap .......................... 21

Apr 19 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

May 3 7:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

54 Register online at www.mymcpl.org/events or call the library branch location (phone numbers on back cover) 55

grAndview

Jan 10 6:00 PM ACT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score .. 42

Jan 12 6:30 PM Families Living With Food Allergies ........ 17

Jan 14 9:30 AM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Jan 19 6:30 PM Songs and Stories of the Cowboy .............. 41

Jan 23 6:30 PM Songs from Inside the Box ........................ 41

Feb 9 6:30 PM Investing Basics for Women ........................ 7

2012


Index by Branch & Date

Feb 23 6:30 PM Childhood in the Civil War ...................... 37

Mar 1 6:30 PM Ideal Kitchen ............................................ 22

Mar 6 6:00 PM Self-Defense for Teens .............................. 45

Mar 15 6:30 PM Boots, Bridles, and Books ......................... 26

Mar 22 6:30 PM Edible Landscaping .................................. 21

Mar 29 6:30 PM Paint with Flair ......................................... 22

Apr 12 6:30 PM Mad Science Presents Shapes

and Structures .......................................... 27

Apr 16 6:00 PM Murder Mystery ........................................ 44

Apr 26 6:30 PM Blue Bellies and Bushwhackers ................. 18

May 10 6:30 PM Internet Job Search ..................................... 8

May 15 10:00 AM Mad Science Presents Color Lab ............... 27

May 29 10:00 AM PJ’s and Plushables .................................... 31

keArney

Jan 4 7:00 PM PPA/GKC Loan Collection 2011

(Photos) Exhibit ........................................ 11

Jan 10 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Jan 21 10:00 AM Creative Writing for Teens ........................ 46

Jan 24 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part I:

Getting There ............................................. 6

Jan 31 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part II:

Estate Planning ........................................... 6

Feb 1 6:30 PM Introduction to Ham Radio ..................... 10

Feb 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 4 1:00 PM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Feb 7 7:00 PM Simply Soups ............................................ 23

Feb 8 6:30 PM Introduction to Ham Radio ..................... 10

Feb 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 13 7:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop ........................ 25

Feb 15 6:30 PM Introduction to Ham Radio ..................... 10

Feb 16 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 18 10:30 AM Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy ............ 26

Feb 21 6:30 PM Glove Creature Buddy .............................. 29

Feb 22 6:30 PM Introduction to Ham Radio ..................... 10

Feb 23 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 23 7:00 PM Creating Powerful Resumes and

Cover Letters .............................................. 8

Mar 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 2 10:00 AM Seussapalooza ........................................... 31

Mar 6 7:00 PM Paint with Flair ......................................... 22

Mar 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 10 10:00 AM Mother-Daughter Tea ............................... 31

Mar 13 7:00 PM Read All About It ..................................... 15

Mar 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 20 7:00 PM Grow Herbs, Give Gifts ............................ 22

Mar 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 26 6:30 PM American Girl Luau .................................. 30

Mar 27 2:00 PM Service Dogs in Action ............................. 28

Mar 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 31 1:00 PM Self-Defense for Teens .............................. 45

Apr 3 7:00 PM Build a Sidewalk Garden .......................... 20

Apr 5 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 23 6:30 PM Job Search and Interview Strategies

for Teens ................................................... 42

Apr 26 7:00 PM Social Media 101 for Business Owners:

Part II ......................................................... 7

May 3 7:00 PM Common Soldier of the Civil War ............ 37

lee’S Summit

Jan 5 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Jan 6 2:00 PM First Friday Film ....................................... 11

Jan 10 6:30 PM Green Projects........................................... 43

Jan 14 2:00 PM Mac’s “Stick with Reading” Show ............. 31

Jan 17 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Jan 18 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy .............................. 13

Jan 19 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Jan 19 7:00 PM Service Dogs in Action ............................. 28

Jan 23 2:30 PM Chinese Brush Painting .............................. 9

Jan 23 6:30 PM Lee’s Summit Quilters .............................. 10

Jan 30 7:00 PM Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds ............. 6

Feb 2 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Feb 2 7:00 PM Simply Soups ............................................ 23

Feb 3 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 3 2:00 PM First Friday Film ....................................... 11

Feb 4 2:00 PM Fancy Nancy See Stars .............................. 31

Feb 6 2:30 PM Chess and Games @ the Library ............... 28

Feb 6 6:30 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Feb 7 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 8 7:00 PM Hearts and Flowers for Valentine’s Day

and All Other Special Occasions .............. 29

Feb 10 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 13 6:30 PM Acrylic Painting .......................................... 8

Feb 14 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 14 6:30 PM Green Projects........................................... 43

Feb 15 7:00 PM Beginning Census Records ...................... 12

Feb 16 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Feb 17 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 18 2:00 PM Nancy Drew: Girl Detective ..................... 31

Feb 21 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 21 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 23 7:00 PM Flavors of Thailand ................................... 21

Feb 24 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 25 2:00 PM Cat in the Hat Comes Back ...................... 30

Feb 27 6:30 PM Lee’s Summit Quilters .............................. 10

Feb 28 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 1 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Mar 2 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 2 2:00 PM First Friday Film ....................................... 11

Mar 5 2:30 PM Chess and Games @ the Library ............... 28

Mar 5 7:00 PM Plant a Perennial Garden .......................... 22

Mar 6 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 9 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 10 2:00 PM Leprechaun Magic .................................... 39

Mar 12 2:30 PM Dream Big with Mad Science After Dark . 26

Mar 13 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 13 6:30 PM Green Projects........................................... 43

Mar 15 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Mar 15 7:00 PM Critters in the Classroom .......................... 26

Mar 16 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 19 2:00 PM Genealogy Swap Meet .............................. 13

Mar 19 7:00 PM Edible Landscaping .................................. 21

Mar 20 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 20 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 22 7:00 PM Beaded Baskets ........................................... 8

Mar 23 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 24 2:00 PM Hunger Games Havoc .............................. 45

Mar 26 6:30 PM Lee’s Summit Quilters .............................. 10

Mar 27 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 7:00 PM Easy Herbal Remedies .............................. 21

Mar 30 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 2 2:30 PM Chess and Games @ the Library ............... 28

Apr 2 7:00 PM Container Gardening for the

Urban Farmer ........................................... 20

Apr 3 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 2:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

Apr 5 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Apr 6 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 6 2:00 PM First Friday Film ....................................... 11

Apr 10 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 10 2:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

Apr 10 6:30 PM Green Projects........................................... 43

Apr 12 7:00 PM Don’t Touch That Baby ............................ 26

Apr 13 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 14 2:00 PM Jane Austen Tea ........................................ 25

January thru May

Apr 16 2:00 PM Genealogy Swap Meet .............................. 13

Apr 17 2:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

Apr 17 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Apr 19 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

Apr 23 6:30 PM Lee’s Summit Quilters .............................. 10

Apr 24 2:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

Apr 30 7:00 PM Water Gardening 101 ............................... 23

May 3 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

May 3 7:00 PM Fit for Life with KC Wolf ......................... 32

May 4 2:00 PM First Friday Film ....................................... 11

May 5 10:00 AM Plaza (Walking Tour) ............................... 19

May 7 2:03 PM Chess and Games @ the Library ............... 28

May 7 7:00 PM Amigurumi ............................................... 28

May 8 6:30 PM Green Projects........................................... 43

May 10 7:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

May 12 2:00 PM Zoo to You ................................................ 28

May 15 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

May 17 1:00 PM Knits and Needles..................................... 10

May 17 7:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

May 21 10:00 AM Storytime Pajama Party ............................ 32

May 24 7:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

May 31 7:00 PM Beginning Bridge Lessons ........................... 9

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liBerty

Jan 4 10:00 AM Winter Film Festival ................................. 39

Jan 24 6:30 PM Evening Toddler Storytime ....................... 31

Feb 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 2 7:00 PM How Acupuncture Works ......................... 17

Feb 7 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 9 7:00 PM Social Networking 101 ............................. 24

Feb 14 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 16 7:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

Feb 21 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 21 7:00 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Feb 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 25 10:00 AM Family Craft Time .................................... 29

Feb 28 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 7:00 PM Organizing Your Home ............................ 22

Mar 7 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 8 7:00 PM Director’s Listening Post ........................... 11

2012


Index by Branch & Date

Mar 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 14 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 15 7:00 PM Paper-mache Easter Eggs .......................... 19

Mar 20 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 20 7:00 PM Credo Reference Database ........................ 23

Mar 21 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 27 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 28 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 6:30 PM Evening Toddler Storytime ....................... 31

Apr 2 7:00 PM Children’s Book Character

Sculptures Display .................................... 29

Apr 3 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 4 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 7 10:00 AM Simple Strings Dulcimer

Music Performances .................................. 41

Apr 10 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 11 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 19 7:00 PM Container Gardening for the

Urban Farmer ........................................... 20

Apr 24 7:00 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

May 5 10:00 AM American Girl Tea .................................... 37

lone JAck

Jan 7 10:00 AM SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test................ 42

Jan 19 7:00 PM Beaded Uncle Sam .................................... 19

Jan 26 7:00 PM Beaded Uncle Sam .................................... 19

Feb 6 7:00 PM Love is Tricky ........................................... 39

Feb 9 10:00 AM Mad Science Presents Stunt Planes

and Gliders ............................................... 27

Feb 13 7:00 PM Duct Tape Creations ................................. 43

Feb 16 7:00 PM Beginning Knitting .................................... 9

Mar 5 7:00 PM Little Bit of Luck: Leprechaun Stories ...... 41

Mar 8 10:00 AM Mad Science Presents Mission Nutrition .. 32

Mar 19 7:00 PM Drawing for Beginners for Teens .............. 43

Apr 2 7:00 PM New Easter Bunny Puppet Show .............. 39

Apr 16 7:00 PM Creative Writing for Teens ........................ 46

Apr 19 7:00 PM Stitched Tea Towels .................................. 11

Apr 26 7:00 PM From Your Garden to Your Shelves ........... 21

May 10 7:00 PM Bulgarian Cookery ................................... 20

May 31 10:00 AM Songs and Stories of the Cowboy .............. 41

midweSt geneAlogy center

Jan 3 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy with Ellen Miller ... 12

Jan 5 7:00 PM Tell Me About the Good Ol’ Days ........... 16

Jan 7 10:00 AM Heritage Scrapbooking ............................. 10

Jan 7 1:00 PM Dear Jane Quilt Group ............................. 10

Jan 10 10:00 AM How to Use the Midwest Genealogy Ctr .. 14

Jan 12 7:00 PM Census Research ....................................... 13

Jan 14 9:30 AM Cool Tools at Midwest Genealogy Ctr ..... 13

Jan 17 10:00 AM Beginning Genealogy with

Andrew McKinley .................................... 12

Jan 19 7:00 PM Using Family Search ................................. 16

Jan 24 10:00 AM Writer’s Block ........................................... 16

Feb 2 7:00 PM How to Use the Midwest Genealogy Ctr .. 14

Feb 3 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 4 10:00 AM Heritage Scrapbooking ............................. 10

Feb 4 1:00 PM Dear Jane Quilt Group ............................. 10

Feb 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 7 10:00 AM Guide to Genealogy Indexing ................... 14

Feb 7 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy with Ellen Miller ... 12

Feb 9 7:00 PM Census Research ....................................... 13

Feb 10 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 11 9:30 AM Beginning Genealogy with Beth Foulk .... 12

Feb 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 14 10:00 AM Southern Plantation Records

in the Antebellum South .......................... 15

Feb 16 7:00 PM Order No. 11 and the Civil War ............... 15

Feb 17 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 21 10:00 AM Basic U.S. Military Records ...................... 12

Feb 23 7:00 PM How We Were Freed: From

Indentured Servants to Slavery ................. 18

Feb 24 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 27 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 28 10:00 AM Writer’s Block ........................................... 16

Mar 1 7:00 PM Tell Me About the Good Ol’ Days ........... 16

Mar 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 3 10:00 AM Heritage Scrapbooking ............................. 10

Mar 3 1:00 PM Dear Jane Quilt Group ............................. 10

Mar 5 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 10:00 AM Beginning Genealogy with Julie Felps ...... 12

Mar 6 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy with Ellen Miller ... 12

Mar 8 7:00 PM Irish Research: Here and There ................ 15

Mar 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 12 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 13 10:00 AM Finding Confederate Records ................... 13

Mar 15 7:00 PM Essential Database Search Tips ................. 13

Mar 16 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 19 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 20 10:00 AM Internet Genealogy with

Andrew McKinley .................................... 14

Mar 22 7:00 PM Connect with Your Ancestors

through Graphoanalysis ........................... 13

Mar 23 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 26 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 27 10:00 AM Writer’s Block ........................................... 16

Mar 29 7:00 PM Civil War in Jackson County .................... 18

Mar 30 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 10:00 AM How to Use the Midwest Genealogy Ctr .. 14

Apr 3 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy with Ellen Miller ... 12

Apr 5 7:00 PM When Internet Census Indices Fail .......... 16

Apr 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 7 10:00 AM Heritage Scrapbooking ............................. 10

Apr 7 1:00 PM Dear Jane Quilt Group ............................. 10

Apr 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 10 10:00 AM Scandinavian Research with

Lauri Jean Swett ....................................... 15

Apr 12 7:00 PM Putting the Past into Pictures ................... 15

Apr 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 14 9:30 AM German Civil Registration Records Part I 14

Apr 17 10:00 AM Beginning Genealogy with Jolene Clark ... 12

Apr 19 7:00 PM Searching the Rags for Riches:

Newspaper Research ................................. 15

Apr 24 10:00 AM Writer’s Block ........................................... 16

Apr 26 7:00 PM How to Use the Midwest Genealogy Ctr .. 14

Apr 27 9:30 AM Civil War Connections: Mary Lobb

and Lobb Cemetery .................................. 18

May 1 10:00 AM Storing and Protecting Family Heirlooms 11

May 1 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy with Ellen Miller ... 12

May 3 7:00 PM Heads of Households Only Pre-1850

Federal Census .......................................... 14

May 5 10:00 AM Heritage Scrapbooking ............................. 10

May 5 1:00 PM Dear Jane Quilt Group ............................. 10

May 8 10:00 AM How to Create a Research Log.................. 14

May 10 7:00 PM How to Use the Midwest Genealogy Ctr .. 14

May 12 9:30 AM German Civil Registration Records

Part II ....................................................... 14

May 15 10:00 AM Using InterLibrary Loan ........................... 16

May 17 7:00 PM Am I Indian? Who Was My Grandpa? ..... 12

May 22 10:00 AM Writer’s Block ........................................... 16

May 24 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy with

Cindi Fournier .......................................... 12

May 25 9:30 AM Cemetery Art: What Does that Thing on

the Headstone Mean? ............................... 13

May 29 10:00 AM Take a Genealogy Trip with Julie ............. 16

May 31 7:00 PM Help for those Brick Walls: Wikis

for Genealogists ........................................ 14

north independence

January thru May

Jan 3 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Jan 9 2:00 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

Jan 9 7:00 PM Kitty Toy Craft ......................................... 10

Jan 9 7:00 PM Rag Chew Dog Toy .................................. 11

Jan 12 7:00 PM George Washington Carver Display ......... 38

Jan 25 11:00 AM Mad Science Demonstrates Bugs .............. 27

Jan 26 7:00 PM Heart Paper-Mache Box ............................ 10

Jan 31 2:00 PM Families Living With Food Allergies ........ 17

Feb 7 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 9 7:00 PM Oh My Darlin’, Valentine! ........................ 39

Feb 13 7:00 PM Unleashing the Power of Your Dreams ..... 18

Feb 14 7:00 PM Simple Strings Dulcimer

Music Performances .................................. 41

Feb 23 7:00 PM Vintage Fishing Lures: Basics of

Collecting and Assessing Values ............... 11

Feb 28 2:00 PM Medicare Decision Made Easy.................. 18

Mar 6 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 8 7:00 PM American Girl Tea .................................... 37

Mar 12 7:00 PM Imported to America ................................ 14

Mar 20 2:00 PM Beginning Knitting .................................... 9

Mar 20 7:00 PM Hunger Games Havoc .............................. 45

Mar 20 7:00 PM Water Gardening 101 ............................... 23

Mar 29 7:00 PM Native American Genealogy ..................... 15

Apr 3 11:00 AM Director’s Listening Post ........................... 11

Apr 3 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Apr 5 7:00 PM Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch ................ 9

Apr 9 7:00 PM Plant a Perennial Garden .......................... 22

Apr 10 7:00 PM Creative Writing for Teens ........................ 46

Apr 12 7:00 PM Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch ................ 9

Apr 24 2:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

Apr 25 11:00 AM Boots, Bridles, and Books ......................... 26

May 1 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

May 7 7:00 PM Introduction to Spanish Language

and Culture .............................................. 11

May 10 7:00 PM Paint with Flair ......................................... 22

May 12 1:00 PM The Force Has Come to the Library ......... 45

May 14 7:00 PM Introduction to Spanish Language

and Culture .............................................. 11

May 22 7:00 PM Award-Winning Smoked Meats ................ 20

north oAk

Jan 24 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Feb 1 7:00 PM CultureGrams for Kids ............................. 30

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2012


Index by Branch & Date

Feb 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 7 7:00 PM Credo Reference Database ........................ 23

Feb 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 16 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 23 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 28 7:00 PM Simply Soups ............................................ 23

Mar 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 7:00 PM Easy Herbal Remedies .............................. 21

Mar 7 7:00 PM Boots, Bridles, and Books ......................... 26

Mar 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 13 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks

for Teens ................................................... 46

Mar 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 2 10:30 AM Fancy Nancy Elegant Easter ..................... 39

Apr 3 7:00 PM Paper-mache Easter Eggs .......................... 19

Apr 4 7:00 PM Mad Science Demonstrates Bugs .............. 27

Apr 5 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 9 7:00 PM These Heroes are Super ............................. 46

Apr 10 7:00 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Apr 12 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

May 8 7:00 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

May 15 7:00 PM Barbecue Basics: The Low and

Slow Way .................................................. 20

May 29 7:00 PM Save Money by Shopping Thrift

Stores and Garage Sales .............................. 7

oAk grove

Jan 5 4:30 PM Flash Mob ................................................. 43

Jan 9 7:00 PM ACT vs. SAT: Which is Right for Me? ..... 42

Jan 21 1:00 PM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Jan 26 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 2 4:30 PM Flash Mob ................................................. 43

Feb 4 11:00 AM Vintage Fishing Lures: Basics of

Collecting and Assessing Values ............... 11

Feb 13 7:00 PM Families Living With Food Allergies ........ 17

Feb 15 6:00 PM PPA/GKC Loan Collection 2011

(Photos) Exhibit ........................................ 11

Feb 23 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 24 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Mar 1 4:30 PM Flash Mob ................................................. 43

Mar 2 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Mar 9 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Mar 16 10:00 AM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Mar 17 1:00 PM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Mar 22 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 29 4:00 PM Mad Science Presents Che-Mystery

Workshop ................................................. 27

Mar 29 7:00 PM How Acupuncture Works ......................... 17

Apr 2 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part I: Getting There .. 6

Apr 5 4:30 PM Flash Mob ................................................. 43

Apr 23 7:00 PM Silly Stuff .................................................. 32

Apr 26 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

May 3 4:30 PM Flash Mob ................................................. 43

May 7 7:00 PM Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy ............ 26

May 24 7:00 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

May 31 4:00 PM Boots, Bridles, and Books ......................... 26

pArkville

Jan 10 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 2 7:00 PM Salmon, Salmon, Salmon .......................... 23

Feb 7 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 14 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 14 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 16 7:00 PM Fishing the Missouri and Platte Rivers ....... 6

Feb 21 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 25 9:30 AM SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test................ 42

Feb 28 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 1 7:00 PM Vintage Fishing Lures: Basics of

Collecting and Assessing Values ............... 11

Mar 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 6:30 PM Teen Tech Week ....................................... 44

Mar 8 7:00 PM Container Gardening for the

Urban Farmer ........................................... 20

Mar 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 13 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 20 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 22 7:00 PM Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch ................ 9

Mar 24 1:00 PM Hunger Games Havoc .............................. 46

Mar 27 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 29 7:00 PM Beginning Counted Cross-Stitch ................ 9

Apr 3 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 10 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 10 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Apr 12 7:00 PM Director’s Listening Post ........................... 11

Apr 14 2:00 PM Let’s Have Tea........................................... 38

Apr 24 6:30 PM Creative Writing for Teens ........................ 46

Apr 26 7:00 PM Save Money by Shopping Thrift

Stores and Garage Sales .............................. 7

May 8 6:30 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

May 10 9:30 AM Stable T. Farms Petting Zoo ..................... 28

May 10 10:30 AM Stable T. Farms Petting Zoo ..................... 28

May 12 1:30 PM Teen Tie Dye ............................................ 43

plAtte city

Jan 23 6:00 PM Crochet for Families ................................. 29

Jan 30 6:00 PM Crochet for Families ................................. 29

Feb 6 6:00 PM Crochet for Families ................................. 29

Feb 9 7:00 PM Songs of the Black Pioneers ...................... 38

Feb 13 6:00 PM Crochet for Families ................................. 29

Feb 18 10:00 AM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Mar 17 1:00 PM Beaded Rabbits ......................................... 19

Mar 29 7:00 PM Barbecue Basics: The Low and

Slow Way .................................................. 20

Apr 12 7:00 PM Flavors of Thailand ................................... 21

Apr 19 7:00 PM PPA/GKC Loan Collection 2011

(Photos) Exhibit ........................................ 11

May 3 7:00 PM Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your

Yard & Gardens ........................................ 20

May 10 7:00 PM Birdhouses: Attracting Birds to Your

Yard & Gardens ........................................ 20

January thru May

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rAytown

Jan 25 6:30 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Feb 1 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 6 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 8 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 13 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 15 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 22 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 22 6:30 PM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Feb 27 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 28 6:30 PM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

Feb 28 7:00 PM Creating Powerful Resumes and

Cover Letters .............................................. 8

Feb 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 29 7:00 PM KC’s Best Kept Jazz Secret:

Millie Edwards ......................................... 40

Mar 5 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 7:00 PM Introduction to Spanish Language

and Culture .............................................. 11

Mar 7 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 8 2:00 PM Mad Science Demonstrates Bugs .............. 27

Mar 12 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 13 7:00 PM Introduction to Spanish Language

and Culture .............................................. 11

Mar 14 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 19 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 21 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 26 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 28 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 28 6:30 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Mar 29 7:00 PM Rabbits Spring! ......................................... 40

Apr 2 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 7:00 PM Paint with Flair ......................................... 22

Apr 4 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 9 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 11 10:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 19 7:00 PM Flossie and the Fox.................................... 41

Apr 25 7:00 PM Civil War in Jackson County .................... 18

May 3 10:00 AM Plaza (Walking Tour) ............................... 19

May 8 7:00 PM Barbecue Basics: The Low and

Slow Way .................................................. 20

May 24 7:00 PM Eric Vaughn’s Magic: Impossible .............. 39

red Bridge

Jan 12 7:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Jan 14 2:00 PM It Is Time for Chocolate ........................... 31

Jan 26 7:00 PM Seasonal Paper Snowflakes ........................ 30

Jan 30 7:00 PM Families Living With Food Allergies ........ 17

Feb 1 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 1 7:00 PM George Washington Carver Display ......... 38

Feb 2 7:00 PM Brain Freeze for Teens ..............................44

Feb 3 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 4 2:00 PM Mad Science Presents Color Lab ............... 27

Feb 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 6 7:00 PM Plastic Craft Lace Bracelets

and Keychains .......................................... 30

Feb 8 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 8 2:00 PM Take a Genealogy Trip .............................. 16

Feb 9 1:00 PM Underground Railroad: The Who, What,

and Where Did It Go ............................... 38

Feb 9 7:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Feb 10 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 11 2:00 PM To the One I Love ..................................... 39

Feb 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 15 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 17 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 22 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 24 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 25 2:00 PM Celebrating Black History ........................ 37

Feb 27 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 29 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

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Index by Branch & Date

Mar 3 2:00 PM Kirigami Animals ..................................... 29

Mar 5 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 5 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part I: Getting There .. 6

Mar 7 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 8 7:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Mar 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 10 2:00 PM American Girl’s Tea Party with Kirsten .... 37

Mar 12 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 12 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part II:

Estate Planning ........................................... 6

Mar 14 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 16 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 19 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 19 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part III:

Asset Allocation .......................................... 7

Mar 21 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 22 7:00 PM Hunger Games Havoc .............................. 46

Mar 23 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 24 11:00 AM Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy ............ 26

Mar 26 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 26 7:00 PM Fiscally Fit Seminar Part IV: You and

Your Credit Score ....................................... 7

Mar 28 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 30 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 2 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 2 7:00 PM Learn to Draw Pets ................................... 29

Apr 4 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 6 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 7 12:00 PM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Apr 9 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 11 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 12 7:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

Apr 13 9:00 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 14 2:00 PM It’s Garfield Time...................................... 31

Apr 16 7:00 PM Emergency Preparedness 101 .................... 32

Apr 18 2:00 PM Medicare Decision Made Easy.................. 18

May 7 7:00 PM Make Your Own Board Game! ................. 29

May 10 1:00 PM Mad Science Demonstrates Fire and Ice ... 27

May 10 7:00 PM Teen Game Day/Night ............................. 45

May 19 2:00 PM Fold and Cut Stories ................................. 31

riverSide

Jan 9 7:00 PM Beginning Genealogy with

Andrew McKinley .................................... 12

Jan 14 10:00 AM Service Dogs in Action ............................. 28

Jan 21 2:00 PM ACT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score .. 42

Jan 30 7:00 PM Forgotten Math ........................................ 25

Feb 1 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 3 2:00 PM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

Feb 6 7:00 PM Decorating with Thrift Store and

Flea Market Finds ..................................... 21

Feb 7 10:00 AM Internet 101 .............................................. 24

Feb 8 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 11 10:00 AM Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart .................... 39

Feb 13 7:00 PM Beginning Internet Genealogy .................. 13

Feb 15 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 22 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Feb 28 10:00 AM Internet 102 .............................................. 24

Feb 29 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 6 10:00 AM Internet Job Search ..................................... 8

Mar 7 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 12 7:00 PM Beginning Census Records with

Andrew McKinley .................................... 12

Mar 14 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 17 10:00 AM Beginner Balloon Twisting ....................... 30

Mar 21 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Mar 28 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 3 10:00 AM LearningExpress Library............................. 8

Apr 4 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 7 10:00 AM Wildflower Seedballs ................................ 28

Apr 9 7:00 PM Irish Research: Here and There ................ 15

Apr 11 9:30 AM Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) ..... 7

Apr 30 7:00 PM Grow Herbs, Give Gifts ............................ 22

May 14 7:00 PM Passenger Lists .......................................... 15

Smithville

Jan 10 1:30 PM Homeschooling 101 .................................. 25

Jan 24 6:00 PM Test Stress ................................................. 28

Jan 30 6:30 PM Creative Writing for Teens ........................ 46

Feb 6 6:30 PM These Heroes are Super ............................. 45

Feb 7 1:30 PM Service Dogs in Action ............................. 28

Feb 15 1:30 PM Mourning During the Civil War .............. 19

Mar 2 10:00 AM Read Across America ................................ 31

Mar 12 6:30 PM This is Madness, March Madness ............. 46

Mar 22 7:00 PM Itty Bitty Crocheted Bear ......................... 10

Mar 24 12:00 PM Hunger Games Havoc .............................. 45

Mar 29 7:00 PM Itty Bitty Crocheted Bear ......................... 10

Apr 2 6:30 PM Zombie ..................................................... 46

Apr 5 7:00 PM Itty Bitty Crocheted Bear ......................... 10

Apr 25 1:30 PM Rain Gardens ............................................ 23

May 5 2:00 PM Marshmallow Shooters ............................. 43

May 8 7:00 PM Save Money by Shopping Thrift

Stores and Garage Sales .............................. 7

May 29 7:00 PM PPA/GKC Loan Collection 2011

(Photos) Exhibit ........................................ 11

South independence

Jan 4 6:45 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Jan 9 2:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Jan 9 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Jan 21 9:00 AM SAT Full-length Practice Test ................... 42

Jan 23 7:00 PM Centsability Now: Smarter Shopping,

Better Living ............................................... 6

Jan 26 7:00 PM Crochet ....................................................... 9

Jan 30 7:00 PM Homeschooling 101 .................................. 25

Feb 1 6:45 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Feb 2 7:00 PM Crochet ....................................................... 9

Feb 4 9:00 AM ACT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score .. 42

Feb 8 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Feb 9 7:00 PM Crochet ....................................................... 9

Feb 11 2:00 PM Library Bags.............................................. 10

Feb 15 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Feb 16 7:00 PM Crochet ....................................................... 9

Feb 22 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Feb 23 7:00 PM Crochet ....................................................... 9

Feb 25 2:00 PM Music With Mar ....................................... 41

Feb 27 4:00 PM Medicare Decision Made Easy.................. 18

Feb 29 7:00 PM Basic Yoga ................................................. 17

Mar 1 7:00 PM Crochet ....................................................... 9

Mar 3 9:00 AM SAT: Test Strategies to Raise Your Score .. 42

Mar 3 2:00 PM Princess Party ........................................... 31

Mar 5 7:00 PM Real Deadwood Display ........................... 38

Mar 7 6:45 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Mar 10 10:00 AM Teen Tech Week .......................................44

Mar 12 2:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Mar 12 7:00 PM OverDrive: Downloading Digital eBooks 24

Mar 14 2:00 PM Emergency Preparedness 101 .................... 32

Mar 19 7:00 PM Investing Basics for Women ........................ 7

Mar 22 4:00 PM Hunger Games Havoc .............................. 45

Mar 26 7:00 PM Container Gardening for the

Urban Farmer ........................................... 20

Mar 31 9:00 AM Kaplan ACT Practice Test ........................ 42

January thru May

Apr 4 6:45 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

Apr 5 7:00 PM Beaded Baskets ........................................... 8

Apr 11 7:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

Apr 12 7:00 PM Forgotten Math ........................................ 25

Apr 17 7:00 PM Sherlock Holmes, The Mystery ................. 38

Apr 18 7:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

Apr 21 2:00 PM Teddy Bear Tea ......................................... 32

Apr 25 7:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

Apr 30 7:00 PM Women in Missouri During the

Civil War .................................................. 19

May 2 6:45 PM Anime Movie Night .................................. 44

May 2 7:00 PM Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program ..... 17

May 10 2:00 PM The Force Has Come to the Library ......... 45

May 12 9:00 AM SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test................ 42

May 21 7:00 PM Hiking Trails of Kansas City ...................... 6

May 24 7:00 PM Prestige Illusions ....................................... 40

May 25 2:00 PM Dinosaur O’Dell’s Big Dream Machine ... 40

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Jan 30 7:00 PM LEGO: A Love Story ................................ 30

Feb 27 7:00 PM Medicare Decision Made Easy.................. 18

Apr 5 2:00 PM Passenger Lists .......................................... 15

Apr 16 7:00 PM Putting the Past into Pictures ................... 15

2012


Homeschoolers @ The Library

Antioch

1st and 3rd Wednesday at 11am

BoArdwAlk

Every Wednesday at 2:30pm

colBern roAd

4th Thursday at 3pm

edgerton

Every Thursday at 1pm

(no sessions in May)

excelSior SpringS

Last Thursday at 11am

grAndview

2nd & Last Monday of the

month at 4:30pm

(no session 5/28)

keArney

Every Tuesday at 2pm

(homeschool & teen homeschool

sessions offered; no program if

KE schools closed)

lee'S Summit

2nd & 4th Monday at 2:30pm

(no sessions 1/9, 5/28)

liBerty

Every Thursday & Friday at 3pm

(runs 1/12 thru 4/27)

lone JAck

Every Thursday at 10am

(February thru April)

north independence

1st & Last Wednesday at 11am

north oAk

1st Wednesday at 7pm

rAytown

2nd Thursday at 2pm

red Bridge

2nd Thursday at 1pm

Smithville

Every Tuesday at 1:30pm

South independence

2nd & 4th Thursday at 2pm

This program is designed for and

focused on augmenting the educational

efforts of homeschool families. Many

MCPL branches offer these programs

(once called Discovery Club). Each branch

has its own style and direction with these

programs, so you will not find duplication

when attending programs at more than

one branch. Above all, Homeschoolers @

the Library is meant to encourage learning,

add another dimension to education,

and provide a fun experience.

Homeschool Highlight

Women Air Force Service Pilots

Explore the history of women pilots as we take a look at

the pioneering WASPS (Women Air Force Service Pilots)

of WWII. See how women changed the world and helped

win the war in the 1940’s. Guest speaker, retired teacher

and private pilot, Sharon Starks will be at the Boardwalk

Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library to share her

own experiences flying planes that she has built herself,

and what’s it’s like to soar in the sky.

Boardwalk March 21st at 2:30pm

Bookclubs

Antioch

1st Monday at 6:30 PM (Teens)

2nd Wednesday at 1:00 PM

(Vital Conversations)

3rd Tuesday at 11:00 AM

4th Monday at 7:00 PM (Mysteries)

Blue ridge

2nd Monday at 7:00 PM

(Mysteries)

2nd Saturday at 3:30 PM

(Children; grades 4-6)

2nd Thursday at 10:00 AM

(Mysteries)

4th Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Blue SpringS north

1st Thursday at 7:00 PM

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at

2:00 PM (Grades 3-8)

Blue SpringS South

3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM

(Inspirational Fiction)

Last Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM

Mondays at 7:00 PM (Teens)

1st Wednesday at 7:00 PM

(Ages 8-12)

BoArdwAlk

1st Monday at 7:00 PM (Mysteries)

3rd Friday at 2:30 PM

Buckner

1st Monday at 7:00 PM

cAmden point

3rd Monday at 7:00 PM

clAycomo

3rd Wednesday at 1:00 PM

colBern roAd

1st Wednesday at 2:00 PM

2nd Monday at 7:00 PM

(American Girl; ages 8-12)

2nd Thursday at 6:30 PM

(Teens; grades 7-12)

4th Wednesday at 7:00 PM

deArBorn

2nd Tuesday at 4:00 PM

edgerton

1st Friday at 10:00 AM

excelSior SpringS

4th Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Last Friday of month at 4:00 PM

(Ages 12-17)

grAin vAlley

1st Monday at 7:00 PM

grAndview

1st Wednesday at 1:00 PM

(Mysteries)

3rd Tuesday at 2:00 PM

keArney

1st Friday at 10:00 AM

Last Thursday of month at

7:00 PM (Teens)

lee'S Summit

1st Wednesday at 6:30 PM

(Mysteries)

2nd Wednesday at 3:00 PM

(Genealogy)

4th Tuesday at 6:30 PM (Teens:

Vampire Support Group)

4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM

liBerty

2nd Monday at 7:00 PM

Emily and Einstein

by Linda Francis Lee

lone JAck

1st Thursday at 7:00 PM

north independence

2nd Tuesday at 2:00 PM

4th Monday at 7:00 PM (Mysteries)

north oAk

3rd Wednesday at 7:00 PM

oAk grove

3rd Monday at 7:00 PM

3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM (Teens)

pArkville

1st Tuesday at 7:00 PM

(Adult Classics)

2nd Wednesday at 1:30 PM

(Inspirational)

4th Tuesday at 1:30 PM

plAtte city

1st Friday at 10:00 AM

3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM

Kids bookclub every other

Sat at 11:00 AM

January thru May

rAytown

3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM

3rd Tuesday at 6:30 PM

red Bridge

1st Saturday at 11:00 AM

(Bestsellers)

3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM

riverSide

2nd Tuesday at 10:00 AM

4th Monday at 7:00 PM

Smithville

1st Wednesday at 9:30 AM

South independence

1st Tuesday at 2:00 PM

2nd Thursday at 7:00 PM

(Business)

3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM

(Modern Classics)

3rd Tuesday at 2:00 PM

(Inspirational Fiction)

Join us for fun and fellowship as we discuss plots, characters,

and styles in various books. Each book club does a different

book, and registration is usually required, so we suggest

patrons call the individual branches to reserve their spot and

check out the upcoming titles.

Are you involved in a community book club?

If so, your group is invited to take advantage of some

of the titles in our Booktalk Collection (a collection of

multiple copies of certain titles which our library book

clubs have used in their discussion groups).

Emily’s perfect exterior shelters her self-doubt but, even so, she finds herself floundering

after her husband’s unexpected death. After the accident, Sandy finds himself facing

options: redemption or oblivion. Selecting the option of helping Emily through a scruffy

dog named Einstein, he also makes his own inner journey as he helps Emily confront her

past and come to terms with the betrayal of her husband. Along the way, Emily reconciles

her relationships with her mother and sister, and learns to believe in her own strength. This

is a great title for Springtime! If your community bookclub would like to book multiple

copies of this for your group, contact your local branch to reserve it.

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Storytimes

Antioch

PST Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m.

(No PST 3/13, 3/15)

FST 2nd Thurs. 4:30 p.m.

TST Tues. & Wed. 10 a.m.

Blue ridge

PST Thurs. 10 a.m.

Blue Spring north

PST Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m.

Blue Spring South

PST Mon. 11 a.m., Tues. &

Wed. 10 a.m., Thurs. 7 p.m.

TST Mon. & Thurs. 10 a.m.

BoArdwAlk

BST Tues. 9:30 a.m.

(No BST 5/22, 5/29)

PST Tues. & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.

(No PST 5/22, 5/29)

TST Wed. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m. &

10:30 a.m.; 1st Wed. 6:30 p.m.

(No TST 5/23, 5/24, 5/30, 5/31)

Buckner

FST Thurs. 10 a.m.

cAmden point

PST Thurs. 10 a.m.

TST Thurs. 10 a.m.

clAycomo

FST 1st Thurs. 7 p.m.

PST Thurs. 10 a.m.

colBern roAd

FST Wed. 7 p.m. (Runs 1/3 thru 5/5)

PST Tues. 10 a.m., Wed. 10 a.m. &

1:30 p.m. (Runs 1/3 thru 5/5)

TST Mon. 10 a.m.

(Runs 1/3 thru 5/5)

deArBorn

FST Tues. 10 a.m. (No FST 5/29)

edgerton

FST Wed. 10 a.m. (No FST 1/4,

5/30)

excelSior SpringS

FST Mon. 6 p.m.

PST Wed. 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

TST Tues. 10 a.m.

grAin vAlley

PST Wed. 10 a.m.

grAndview

PST Tues. 10 a.m.

(No PST 5/15, 5/29)

TST 2nd Wed. 7 p.m. &

2nd Thurs 10 a.m.

keArney

PST Tues. 10 a.m., Wed. 10:30 a.m.

(No PST if KE schools closed)

TST Wed. 9:30 a.m.

(no TST if KE schools closed)

lee'S Summit

BST Tue. 9:15 a.m.

(No BST 5/8 thru 5/19)

FST Sat. 10 a.m.

(No FST 5/8 thru 5/19)

PST Wed. 1:30 p.m., Thurs. & Fri.

10 a.m. (No PST 5/8 thru 5/19)

TST Tues. & Thurs 11 a.m.

(No TST 5/8 thru 5/190

liBerty

BST Thurs. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

(Runs 1/12 thru 4/26;

No BST 3/22)

PST Tues. 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.,

Wed. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. &

11:30 a.m. (Runs 1/10- 4/25;

No PST 3/20, 3/21)

TST Mon. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.,

10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

(Runs 1/9 thru 4/30;

No TST on 1/16, 3/23)

lone JAck

FST Thurs 10 a.m.

north independence

PST Tues. & Fri. at 10 a.m.

TST Thurs. 10 a.m.

(No TST 2/2, 2/9, 3/15, 3/22,

4/26, 5/3, 5/28, 5/29)

north oAk

PST Thurs. & Fri. 10:30 a.m.

(No PST 5/17, 5/18, 5/24,

5/25, 5/31)

TST Mon. & Tues. 10 a.m.

(No TST 1/2, 1/16, 1/17, 2/20,

2/21, 5/14, 5/15, 5/21, 5/22,

5/28, 5/29; Registration required

by staff only)

oAk grove

FST Wed. 10 a.m.

PST Tues. 10 a.m.

pArkville

PST Wed. & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.

TST Mon. 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.

plAtte city

PST Tues. & Wed. 10 a.m.

TST Thurs. 9:30 a.m.

rAytown

BST Thurs. 9:30 a.m.

FST Tue. 11 a.m. & Fri. 10 a.m.

red Bridge

PST Wed. & Thurs. 10 a.m.

BST Mon. 10 a.m.

PST Tues. 7 p.m.

riverSide

PST Thurs. 10 a.m.

Smithville

PST Mon. & Tue. 10 a.m.

(No PST if SM schools closed)

TST Tues. 11 a.m.

(No TST 1/4, 2/7, 4/3;

No PST if SM schools closed)

South independence

FST Tues. 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.,

Thurs. 10 a.m.

TST Wed. 10 a.m.

weSton

FST Wed. 10 a.m.

Storytimes at Mid-Continent Libraries

offer a variety of book related experiences

for young children. They strive

to be developmentally appropriate

and can include picture book reading,

storytelling, music, flannel board

presentations, fingerplays, short videos

and/or simple crafts.

Use the codes listed below to select the

right programs for your children:

BST - Baby Storytime

9-18 months

Registration required

and limited

TST - Toddler Storytime

18-36 months

May require parental

participation & registration

PST - Preschool Storytime

3-5 years

FST - Family Storytime

All ages

PLEASE CALL AHEAD IF

YOU ARE PLANNING TO

BRING A GROUP.

MANY BRANCHES OFFER

SPECIAL GROUP PROGRAMS.

January thru May

working with A community pArtner:

SOFA, The SOcieTy FOr FinAnciAl AwAreneSS

SOFA, The Society for Financial Awareness is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, Educational,

Speaker's Bureau. SOFA's members are dedicated to eradicating financial illiteracy

within their communities by actively conducting generic one hour seminars at

companies, churches and organizations. Our educational seminars cover a variety

of topics from: life insurance, investing, college funding, taxes, credit repair, real

estate, mortgage topics, cash management and health and wellness. These generic

seminars are all strategy and concept based and never deal with product. Our

member's job is to educate and guide seminar attendees down the path to financial

enlightenment. SOFA was founded in 1993 and has worked with all types of

organizations like NASA, Disney, the F.B.I., City and County Government offices,

schools, universities, hospitals, churches and libraries nationwide. Come see one of

our educational workshops and take the first step to financial freedom today!

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part I: Getting There

Roadblocks to financial success will be discussed, as well as basic principles of cash

management, accumulating wealth, locating and maximizing discretionary income,

and the importance of having a financial blueprint. Presented by SOFA (Society for

Financial Awareness), a non-profit educational speakers bureau.

Kearney Tuesday, January 24 7:00 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 5 7:00 PM

Oak Grove Monday, April 2 7:00 PM

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part II:

Estate Planning

What is the purpose of estate planning? Distributing of estate, wills, trusts; avoiding

probate, and specific estate planning strategies will be discussed. Presented by SOFA

(Society for Financial Awareness), a non-profit educational speakers bureau.

Kearney Tuesday, January 31 7:00 PM

Blue Springs North Thursday, March 8 7:00 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 12 7:00 PM

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part III:

Asset Allocation

Come and learn how to protect your investments against

interest rate, inflation, and market risks; put the financial pieces in place, and utilize

asset allocation to meet your short, mid, and long-term goals. Planning that you don’t

outlive your money

will also be discussed.

Excelsior Springs Thursday, February 2 6:30 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 19 7:00 PM

Fiscally Fit Seminar Part IV:

You and Your Credit Score

Learn more about your credit health, how your credit score helps you, what is in

your credit report, five factors of scoring, checking credit scores, and how to improve

your credit.

Excelsior Springs Thursday, February 9 6:30 PM

Red Bridge Monday, March 26 7:00 PM

www.sofausa.org

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mid-continent liBrAry BrAncheS

AnTiOch

6060 N. Chestnut

Gladstone, MO 64119-1845

Phone 816-454-1306

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Rosalyn Spring

Blue ridge

9253 Blue Ridge Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64138-4028

Phone 816-761-3382

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Geri Haile

Blue SpringS nOrTh

850 NW Hunter Dr

Blue Springs, MO 64015-7721

Phone 816-224-8772

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Kathy Bigley

Blue SpringS SOuTh

2220 S 7 Hwy

Blue Springs, MO 64014-3957

Phone 816-229-3571

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Jacqueline Reed

BOArdwAlk

8656 N. Ambassador Dr.

Kansas City, MO 64154-2558

Phone 816-741-9011

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Christen Rhodes

Buckner

19 E Jefferson

Buckner, MO 64016-9713

Phone 816-650-3212

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Marybeth Hollenbach

cAmden pOinT

401 Hardesty St

Camden Point, MO 64018-2528

Phone 816-280-3384

Mon 9-9, Tue–Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Phyllis Cluchey

clAycOmO

309 N.E. 69 Hwy.

Claycomo, MO 64119-3116

Phone 816-455-5030

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Patricia Bogue

cOlBern rOAd

1000 NE Colbern Rd

Lee's Summit, MO 64086-5811

Phone 816-525-9924

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Gayla Spurlock

deArBOrn

206 Maple Leaf Ave

Dearborn, MO 64439-9085

Phone 816-450-3502

Mon 9-9, Tue–Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Anna Huckeby

edgerTOn

404 Frank St

Edgerton, MO 64444-9221

Phone 816-790-3569

Mon 9-9, Tue–Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Tiara Dixon

excelSiOr SpringS

1460 Kearney Rd

Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-1746

Phone 816-630-6721

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Stephen Chalmers

grAin VAlley

110 Front St

Grain Valley, MO 64029-9308

Phone 816-228-4020

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Mary Reeder

grAndView

12930 Booth Ln

Grandview, MO 64030-2682

Phone 816-763-0550

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Robert Miller

keArney

100 S. Platte-Clay Way

Kearney, MO 64060-7640

Phone 816-628-5055

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Angela Gillette

lee’S SummiT

150 NW Oldham Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64081-1501

Phone 816-524-0567

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Beth Atwater

liBerTy

1000 Kent St.

Liberty, MO 64068-2256

Phone 816-781-9240

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Janet Heitzman-Smith

lOne JAck

211 N Bynum Rd

Lone Jack, MO 64070-9604

Phone 816-697-2528

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Kathy Dunson

Dearborn

Edgerton

29

Camden

Point

Weston

Platte

City

435

midweST geneAlOgy cenTer

3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd

Independence, MO 64055

Phone 816-252-7228

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Janice Schultz

nOrTh independence

317 W. US Hwy. 24

Independence, MO 64050

Phone 816-252-0950

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Peggy Henry

nOrTh OAk

8700 N. Oak Street Trafficway

Kansas City, MO 64155-2437

Phone 816-436-4385

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Sheryl Williams

OAk grOVe

2320 S. Broadway

Oak Grove, MO 64075-9369

Phone 816-690-3213

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Eric Bullock

pArkVille

8815 Tom Watson Parkway

Parkville, MO 64152-3522

Phone 816-741-4721

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Tammy Parrott

plATTe ciTy

2702 Prairie View Road

Platte City, MO 64079-7604

Phone 816-858-2322

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Rachel Rafuse

rAyTOwn

6131 Raytown Rd

Raytown, MO 64133-4006

Phone 816-353-2052

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Susan Haley

KCI

Boardwalk

29

Parkville

635

Riverside

Smithville

69

435

North Oak

Antioch

Downtown

Kansas City

435

Claycomo

North

Independence

Midwest

24

South Genealogy Center

Independence

291 Blue Springs

North

Truman

Sports Complex

Raytown

Liberty

Blue Ridge

470

350

Red

Bridge 71

Grandview

Lee’s 291

Summit

35

35

Kearney

Excelsior

Springs

Colbern

Road

Grain Valley

Blue Springs

South

red Bridge

11140 Locust

Kansas City, MO 64131-3628

Phone 816-942-1780

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Kevin Zeller

riVerSide

2700 N.W. Vivion Rd

Riverside, MO 64150-9432

Phone 816-741-6288

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Patrice Nollette

SmiThVille

120 Richardson St

Smithville, MO 64089-9083

Phone 816-532-0116

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Shari Ellison

SOuTh independence

13700 E 35th St

Independence, MO 64055-2464

Phone 816-461-2050

Mon–Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: John Jasumback

weSTOn

18204 Library Drive

Weston, MO 64098-1061

Phone 816-640-2874

Mon & Thurs 9-9,

Tues, Wed & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

Librarian: Brandi Blankenship

69

70

50

Buckner

Oak

Grove

Lone Jack

AdminiSTrATiVe heAdquArTerS

15616 East 24 Highway

Independence, MO 64050-2057

816-836-5200

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