The Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of March. The library is located at 6131 Raytown Road. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-353-2052.
• Free Tax Help for Seniors, AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at the Library to assist seniors with moderate to low incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. No farm returns or rental properties. Appointments are being taken beginning at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15. Call for an appointment.
• Chess Free Play, for teens, 11 a.m. March 11. Play chess, learn the basics, brush up on your chess skills, challenge other players at the library. Offered in collaboration with the Raytown High School Chess Team coaches. Chess boards and chess pieces provided.
• Intermediate Word, for adults, 6:30 p.m. March 14. Sharpen your document creation skills by learning several great features oWord. Prior attendance at the program Beginning Word is recommended.
• Basic Yoga, for adults, 6:30 p.m. March 16, 23 and 30. Join in this 3-week 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 to become comfortable with yoga. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and/or towel.
• Windows 10, for adults, 6:30 p.m. March 22. This class will introduce the layout of the Windows 10 operating system and demonstrate navigating its functions.
• Women’s History Month Film Screening: Suffragette, for adults, 2 p.m. March 24. Celebrate Women’s History Month with the story of the women’s suffrage movement in the United Kingdom as seen through the eyes of one working wife and mother. Join film critic and enthusiast Robert Butler for this special screening and discussion.
• Building a Solid Foundation for Opening a Restaurant, for adults, 6:30 p.m. March 28. Xander Winkel from the Ennovation Center walk you through the basics of regulations, marketing, and financials. Success doesn’t just depend on the taste of your food but the business behind it.
– Jillayne Ritchie