The North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of September. The library is located at 317 W. U.S. 24. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-252-0950.
• Kids at the Library, for ages 6 and older, 4 p.m. Mondays. Make crafts, perform science experiments, play games and more.
• Teens at the Library, 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Make crafts, watch movies, play games and more.
• Teen Anime Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Call to see what movie is showing.
• Eating Smart, Being Active, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Eating Smart, Being Active is a research-based nutrition, food safety, and resource management education curriculum. Lessons focus on simple messages related to food and nutrition and give participants a chance to apply new information through interactive activities.
• Getting to Know Your Computer, for adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 3. This 90-minute, hands-on session will guide you through some of the basics of making a computer work for you. No experience required. Bring your own laptop computer or the branch will provide one for practice.
• Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme: Cooking with Fresh Herbs, for adults, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Learn how easy it is to cultivate fresh herbs and add them to your meals quickly and easily. Several easy recipes will be included and methods for cultivating these plants will be discussed during class.
• Magic School Bus: Inside The Earth, for ages 3 and older, 2 p.m. Sept. 7. Join Ms. Frizzle and her rockin’ class as they dive into the center of the Earth, and out through a volcano.
• Real Food for Real Health, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 9. Drop the diet fads and learn to eat right for life. Get simple tips to make healthy eating sustainable and enjoyable. We’ll discuss reading labels, recipe change-ups, and how to make healthy happen in your busy life.
• Windows for Beginners, for adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Gain a better understanding of how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and explore the start menu, task bar, and program windows. Personal laptops and devices are welcome.
• Ultimate Couponing, a Step Beyond the Norm, for adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Discover ways to find and match coupons, avoid coupon fraud and more.
• From Your Garden to Your Shelves, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Learn how to till your own garden, plant, weed, harvest, and preserve your own veggies. Hand-outs will include tips and recipes.
• Internet for Beginners, for adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 17. Learn the basics of Internet use including basic terminology, how to get connected, and how to find what you’re looking for online.
• Ideal Kitchen, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 23. This program presents the items you should always have on hand for cooking tasty meals in a timely fashion without breaking your bank.
• Email for Beginners, for adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 24. Learn to understand your in box and write effective emails in this live demo. Personal laptops and devices are welcome.
• Extreme Jams, for adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Canning techniques will be discussed and recipes shared for eight extreme jams, including Rose Petal Jam, Lemon Balm Jelly and Pineapple Lime. There will be taste tests of several of the jams.
– Jillayne Ritchie