MIDDLE CONTINENT PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS – The Examiner

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The Mid-Continent Public Library offers both in-person and virtual events. Visit mymcpl.org/events for more information and additional events.

Events require pre-registration unless otherwise specified. Go to www.mymcpl.org/events. You can then click “All Events” at the top or one of the special event groups on the left side of the screen and search for events. If you have any questions about how to register or attend an event, call 816-252-7228 and select the technology support option.

If the event is a Zoom event, click on the event and register. An email invitation will be sent to you at the time of the event.

To attend most non-Zoom virtual events, register for the event, and closer to event time, you’ll receive a link to the MCPL360 Library Facebook page (or you can navigate to https://www.facebook.com/mcpl360/ when the event is scheduled.)

If you are unable to attend a particular virtual program, you may be able to view replays at youtube.com/MCPLMO.

IN PROGRESS

• Famous Czech and Slovak Americans: An exhibit at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. The story of Czechs and Slovaks who immigrated to the United States. Until May 31.

• Guts & Glory: The war train that shaped a nation: An exhibit at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. The story of the Czech and Slovak legions who trekked through Siberia during World War I. Until May 31.

SATURDAY APRIL 23

• Mad Science features weather wonders: 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Blue Springs North Branch, 850 NW Hunter Drive. Wind, water and heat are the three components of weather. Learn the mysteries behind our weather patterns.

• Family Book Group: “The Legent of Rock Paper Scissors”, by Drew Daywalt: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch, 2220 Missouri 7. Listen to this story read aloud, then talk about the story.

• Mad Science presents butterflies: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Colbern Road Branch, 1000 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit. Learn how caterpillars turn into butterflies, how butterflies feed and many other fun facts.

MONDAY APRIL 25

• Virtual ELL Classes (Zoom) Classes Virtuales De Ingles (zoom): 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn English with professional teachers. All levels welcome. A Zoom link will be sent to you 30 minutes before class if you register and provide an email.

• Story time for families: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., South Independence Branch, 13700 E. 35th St., or Blue Springs South Branch, 2220 Missouri 7. Listen to stories, sing songs, participate in movement activities. For children of all ages.

• We have your number: 4-4:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Branch, 9253 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City. Jay and Leslie Cady use their circus skills and humor to have fun with numbers. They will juggle and tell stories to explore numbers.

• The life of Benjamin Franklin: 7-8:30 p.m., Blue Springs North Branch, 850 NW Hunter Drive. A re-enactor will talk about Franklin and the major events in his life.

• A virtual reading group: Stay at home Reading group (Zoom): 7-8 p.m. If you miss book talk, join this virtual book group on Zoom.

TUESDAY APRIL 26

• Virtual ELL Classes (Zoom) Classes Virtuales De Ingles (zoom): 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn English with professional teachers. All levels welcome. A Zoom link will be sent to you 30 minutes before class if you register and provide an email.

• Story time for families: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Raytown Branch, 6131 Raytown Road or Colbern Road Branch at 1000 NE Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit. Listen to stories, sing songs, participate in movement activities. For children of all ages.

• Brick Wall Discussion Group: 2-3 p.m. at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. If you’ve hit a brick wall in your genealogy research, you’re not alone.

• Draw poppies like Georgia O’Keeffe: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch, 2220 Missouri 7. Create a poppy flower in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe, using chalk pastels.

• Mad Science features weather wonders: 6:30-7:14 p.m., Buckner Branch, 19 E. Jefferson St. Wind, water, and heat are the three components of weather. Learn some of the mysteries behind our weather.

• Group of books for teenagers: “Shadow and Bone”, by Leigh Bardugo: 6:30-7:30 p.m., South Independence Branch, 13700 E. 35th St., Discussions on popular young adult titles. This month it’s “Shadow and Bone”, recently adapted for Netflix. The book has themes of friendship, magic, and good versus evil.

• Basic Yoga: 7 to 8 p.m., Raytown branch, 6131 Raytown Road. Join this three-week restorative yoga class to learn basic poses and relaxation techniques. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.

• Cancer support for the whole family, all the time (Zoom): 7-8 p.m. About 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Discover the most common concerns of cancer patients and how to support the whole family. Registration for the program will close 30 minutes before the start of the program and registered participants will receive a Zoom access code by email 15 minutes before the start of the program, so you must provide an email address.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 27

• Virtual ELL Classes (Zoom) Classes Virtuales De Ingles (zoom): 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a virtual event. Learn English with professional teachers. All levels welcome. A Zoom link will be sent to you 30 minutes before class if you register and provide an email.

• Make Sense of Your Mac: Force Quit (MCPL360): 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. An application refuses to close? Is your Mac frozen and unresponsive? Let’s talk about force quitting and how to do it. To participate, go to https://www.facebook.com/mcpl360 at the scheduled program date and time. If you don’t see the program right now, you can watch it later on the MCPL YouTube channel at youtube.com/MCPLMO.

• Family Book Group: “Superbuns! Kindness is her superpower,” by Diane Kredensor: 5-6 p.m., South Independence Branch, 13700 E. 35th St. S. Bring the whole family to hear this story read aloud, then discuss the book.

THURSDAY APRIL 28

• Group of books: “Deacon King Kong”, by James McBride: 2-3 p.m., North Independence Branch, 317 WUS 24.

• Children’s bedtime stories: 6-7 p.m., North Independence Branch, 317 WUS 24. Bring your favorite pillow and blanket or stuffed animal.

• Conversational English (Zoom): 6:00-6:45 p.m. Take part in structured conversational English lessons with professional teachers for one hour every Thursday afternoon.

• Tween Book Group: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, by JK Rowling: 6-7 p.m., Buckner Branch, 19 E. Jefferson St. Discuss the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

• How to find an owl in your neighborhood (Zoom): 7:00-8:00 p.m. Naturalist Mark HX Glenshaw, aka “The Owl Man,” helps you find owls in your neighborhood, whether it’s housing estates, city neighborhoods or parks. You must log in to the room before the program starts, even if you have also registered in advance.

FRIDAY APRIL 29

• Reading tracking: Goodreads (MCPL360): 1 to 1:15 p.m. Trying to remember that great book you read last year? Learn how to keep track with Goodreads.

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