The Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of September. The library is located at 2220 S. Missouri 7. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-229-3571.
• Titanic, for adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Mrs. Mahala Douglas and her husband Walter were passengers on the RMS Titanic. No one could have imagined the unthinkable chain of events that were looming. Join Barbara Hughes as she brings the events of April 14-15, 1912 to life through elegant costume, music, a slideshow, first-person accounts, and stories of those aboard the ill-fated luxury steamship.
• WeDo LEGO Robotics: Dancing Birds, for ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. Sept. 2. Tweet! Tweet! Build noisy birds and program them to dance to your beat. Kids will work in pairs to make these simple robots.
• Hunting Season Preview, for adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Fall is coming, and that means it’s time to go hunting. Join hunter and outdoor writer Brent Frazee for a look at what you can expect during the Missouri hunting seasons.
• Tools for Job Seekers, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14. Acquire the basic tools needed when applying for jobs in this two-part series. Session One will include resume assistance and tips for filling out online job applications. Session Two will include cleaning up online profiles and effective online communication that will help you put your best foot forward in today’s tough job market.
• Teens at the Library, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.
• Getting to Know Our New Catalog, for adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Learn about all of the new features the Library has added to help you access the books and other materials you need and get the most out of your account.
• Kids Lab, for ages 6 and older, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Discover how you can bring science and technology to life.
• Early Childhood Literacy Fair, for ages 1 and older, 10 a.m. Sept. 23. Parents and caregivers, along with their children ages birth through six, are invited to an Early Literacy Fair to promote pre-reading skills. Join us as we explore many of the Library’s early literacy resources and participate in a wide variety of activities including games, music, movements, and more.
• Knot or Not a Knot? Knot Tying Basics, for teens, 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Knot tying is a cinch when you know how. Discover the art of knot tying and rope work in this fun workshop.
• How to Start a Business in Blue Springs, for adults, 10 a.m. Sept. 30. Have you ever wanted to open your own business but were a bit intimidated by the process? Learn about local resources that can help you write a business plan, organize your business structure, find the right location, apply for local, state, and federal licensing, and avoid costly missteps.
– Jillayne Ritchie