The Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of July. The library is located at 2220 S. Missouri 7. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-229-3571.
• Teens at the Library, 7 p.m. Mondays. Make crafts, watch movies, play games, and more.
• Pinterest, for adults, 7 p.m. July 1. Pinterest is a virtual pin board which allows you to organize and share all the things you find on the Internet. During this live demonstration, learn how to sign up, browse others' boards, and create your own cool boards.
• Animals and You, for ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. July 3. See a variety of animal furs up close, including red fox, skunk and woodchuck. Children will also create animal tracks to take home
• Kids Create, for ages 6 and older, 10 a.m. July 5. Join us to spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.
• Be Green: Make your own grocery bag, for adults, 7 p.m. July 8. Learn basic sewing skills to construct your own grocery bag or large tote bag. Pick up your supply list at the library.
• Kid Reads, for ages 6 and older, 10 a.m. July 11 and 25. Did you read it? Did you love it? Join us to experience your favorite characters in new ways.
• Kid-O-Vation: Science exploration, for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. July 18. Make it, share it, build it, create it. Find out how science and technology shape our world.
• Fizz, Boom, Legumes, for ages 2 and older, 2 p.m. July 19. This fun and kid-friendly presentation combines stories and activities to encourage kids to eat better and live healthier.
• Magic School Bus: Electric Field Trip, for ages 3 and older, 2 p.m. July 24. Join Ms. Frizzle on a field trip into the world of electricity! Find out how light bulbs light up, toasters toast, and town lights twinkle.
• Teen Fest, 2 p.m. July 26. Bring your friends and come celebrate what's happening at the library. Call for details.
• Brother John's Dog Days, for ages 4 and older, 2 p.m. July 31. Through this interactive show of storytelling and original music, you'll not only celebrate Brother John's doggie pals, you'll also explore a few fast facts to help keep your pet safe, healthy and happy.
– Jillayne Ritchie