The South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of September. The library is located at 13700 E. 35th St. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-461-2050.
• Tech Talk, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 18. Whether you are a first-time computer user or have had lots of experience, there are always questions waiting to be asked about technology. Bring your questions to the branch, or just come to listen and learn from other participants. You can bring your own laptop computer or tablet.
• Fairy Tales, for ages 3 and older, 2 p.m. Sept. 11. All-time classic fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be told with zeal and enthusiasm, causing the listeners to step right up and become a part of the stories.
• Money Matters: Dealing with Debt, for adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Learn to recognize the signs of debt distress, make a plan to take control of your finances, learn about FICO scores, and why it’s best to avoid risky solutions.
• Basic Yoga, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27. If you have always wanted to try yoga this is your chance. Join in this three-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.
• Beginning Excel, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Learn the basics about Microsoft Excel and how to format a simple spreadsheet.
• WeDo LEGO Robotics: Dancing Birds, for ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Tweet! Tweet! Build noisy birds and program them to dance to your beat. Kids will work in pairs to make these simple robots.
• Tools for Job Seekers, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25. 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.
• 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 at the Library, for ages 6 and older, 6 p.m. Sept. 27. Discover, create, and play. Explore big ideas in a new way.
• Intermediate Excel, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 28. If you are ready to go beyond just making lists in Microsoft Excel, this class will teach you a few new features like AutoFill, AutoSum, and sorting and filtering. Attendance of the program Beginning Excel is suggested.
– Jillayne Ritchie