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. 

• Homeschoolers at the Library, for ages 7 and older, 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Participants will explore a variety of topics with an emphasis on using Library resources to satisfy their curiosities. Call for details. 

• Women and Money, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Women often face unique financial challenges as they provide for themselves and their families. Learn strategies for saving, investing, and planning for the future no matter your life stage. 

• JobQuesters Series, for adults – This 7-week course is designed for job seekers who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the online job application process. With each class, JobQuesters steps participants through learning the computer skills they need to begin the online job search process. Sept. 5: The Art of Resume Building; Sept. 12: Applying online; Sept. 19: JobQuest Lab, practice your email and job search skills, as well as check out additional resources and education. 

• Getting to Know Your Computer, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 6. This hands-on program will introduce you to the basic features of a computer and how to use them. 

• Organizing Your Medical Forms, for adults, 3 p.m. Sept. 9. It isn’t always easy to know what medical forms and insurance paperwork to keep. Let professional organizer Darcy Munzer show you which papers to trash, which papers to keep, and how to organize everything for easy access. 

• Play and Learn Time, for ages 3 and older, 10 a.m. Sept. 9, 12, 19, 23 and 26. Enjoy a special preschool playtime that is designed to stimulate young minds and strengthen early literacy skills. We offer stimulating and fun activities as well as the opportunity to meet other preschoolers and their parents. 

• Film Series: The Vietnam War in Film, for adults, 2 p.m. Join film critic and enthusiast Robert Butler for a look at the Vietnam War through the eyes of Hollywood’s filmmakers. Sept. 10: We Were Soldiers (2002, Rated R); Sept. 17: Platoon (1986, Rated R); Sept 24: Rescue Dawn (2006, Rated PG-13). 

• Vietnam Voices Storybooth, Sept. 11 through 20. In preparation for the release of The Vietnam War, the new documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the Library is partnering with KCPT to collect and share stories exploring local perspectives on the war through a story collection booth. The Vietnam Voices KCPT Storybooth offers area residents a chance to record and share their stories, experiences, and thoughts about the Vietnam War. The booth will be at two Library locations between Aug. 30-Sept. 20. Selections from the booth will be made available on KCPT Veterans website at https://veterans.kcpt.org. Registration is required. 

• Warm from the Oven, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 12. Join an award-winning culinary team to learn how to make mouth-watering, made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls. This hands-on instructional class will take you through the steps of making the dough, rolling the rolls, and creating a sweet icing from scratch. Each participant will leave with a pan full of doughy goodness to take home and bake. 

• Navigating Your Computer, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn how to find and organize the apps and files on your computer. 

• Butterfly and Beetle Watercolor Pencil Class, for ages 5 and older, 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Use watercolor pencils, wiggly eyes, and 3-D raised paint to create butterflies and beetles with personalities all their own. 

• The Book Stops Here: Presidential Book Group, for adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Join Doug Richardson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitors Services at the Harry S Truman National Historic site, for an exploration into the lives of the American presidents, their influence on history, and the events of their times. The selection for September is Truman Part 1 and October is Truman Part 2 by David McCullough. 

• Beginning Paranormal Research, for teens, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Do you think you may have had a paranormal experience? Are you interested in haunted places? Learn the basics of ghost hunting and paranormal investigations from experienced researcher Becky Ray. 

• Medicare Explained in Plain English, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Get a straightforward and easy-to-understand explanation of Medicare and the benefits you may be entitled to receive. Designed for Medicare newbies, this program is especially helpful for those turning 65. 

• Internet for Beginners, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Learn the basics of internet use, including terminology, how to get connected, and how to find what you’re looking for online. This class will also cover printing and a few words on internet safety. 

• Lost Souls of the Lost Township, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 26. The Civil War more than touched the Missouri- Kansas border, and the proof is written on the headstones in one township cemetery. Join author, historian, and preservationist David W. Jackson for the story of a group of local women who suffered a horrible fate in 1863 and the current-day fight to save their final resting place from development. 

• Email for Beginners, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Learn to understand your inbox, as well as how to write effective emails. 

• Kids Lab, for ages 6 and older, 6 p.m. Sept. 28. Discover how you can bring science and technology to life. 

• Teens at the Library, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you. 

• Creation Stations: Retro Video Game Art, for teens, 3 p.m. Sept. 30. It all starts with a pixel. Recreate your favorite iconic 8-bit video game characters or a world all of your own while learning basic Adobe Photoshop skills. 

– Jillayne Ritchie