The Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of October. The library is located at 6131 Raytown Road. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-353-2052.
• Resume Help with WorkExpress, for adults, 10 a.m. Oct. 4. A WorkExpress professional will be at the Library to help you write or update your resume on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Please pick up a Resume Creation worksheet at the Library prior to the program. Space is limited.
• Negro League Baseball: The Deep Roots of African Americans in America’s Great Game, for adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 10. The Negro Leagues provided a vehicle for African American athletes in an era when racial discrimination froze them out of Major League Baseball and paved the way for racial integration in all professional sports. Join Kevin Mitchell, author of Last Train to Cooperstown, as he illuminates the rich history of Negro League baseball, which launched the legendary careers of Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, and Buck O’Neill, all members of the Kansas City Monarchs.
• Using FamilySearch, for beginners, 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Learn how to use FamilySearch, including its wikis and other features. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along.
• Chess Free Play, for teens, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. 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.
• Frankenstein – Live!, for adults, 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Dr. Frankenstein recounts his story revealing the truth behind his creation and the irreversible horrors he unleashed in this unique adaptation by Hampstead Stage. You will ask, “Who is the real monster?”
• How to Design a Webpage, for adults, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Expert web designer Chad McAtee offers an introduction on the foundational web technology used to create functional webpages with text and graphics using markup languages such as HTML. He also explores using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to stylize web content.
• Butterfly and Beetle Watercolor Pencil Class, for ages 5 and older, 11 a.m. Oct. 21. Use watercolor pencils, wiggly eyes, and 3-D raised paint to create butterflies and beetles with personalities all their own.
• Not-So-Scary Halloween Show, for all ages, 11 a.m. Oct. 28. It’s fun. It’s funny. It’s Halloween. Join Dinosaur O’Dell and the gang as we jam our way through some great tunes and a not-so-scary Halloween tale. Be sure to wear your costume.
– Jillayne Ritchie