The Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of December. The library is located at 2220 S. Missouri 7. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-229-3571.

WeDo Lego Robotics – Roaring Lion: For ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Build a roaring lion and command it to sit up and lay down. Kids will work in pairs to make this simple robot.

Blue Springs Theater Presents – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!: For all ages, 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Join the Blue Springs City Theater for a sampler performance of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Enjoy a story and a song from this musical production about how a simple holiday play became the best Christmas pageant of all time!

“The Hour of Code”: For ages 8 and older, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Join Mad Science as they participate in “The Hour of Code,” a global movement designed to teach students the basics of coding and introduce them to the growing field of computer science. During the program, kids will learn the fundamentals of coding from the computer experts at Mad Science. Learn more at hourofcode.com.

Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus: For all ages, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special trip from the North Pole to read a holiday story at the Library. After the story, sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what you want for Christmas. Don’t forget your cameras!

Beaded Christmas Tree: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20. Make a beautiful and unique Christmas tree using beads, safety pins, and wire in this three-session class. Each session lasts 90 minutes. There is a one-time, hands-on materials fee of $14.80.

Advanced Word: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. More experienced users can become familiar with some of the advanced options provided in Microsoft Word. Attendance at Beginning Word and Intermediate Word is suggested.

Easy-to-Make Holiday Drinks: For Adults, 2 p.m. Dec. 16. From a creative spin on wassail to a quick and delicious coffee drink, barista Emily Duffey can help you create easy and mouthwatering holiday drinks that can be made kid-friendly or spiced up for more grown- up tastes. Recipes will be provided.

Holiday Fun: For ages 3 and older, 10 a.m. Dec. 16. Come make your own Santa plate to leave out on Christmas night! We will also read “The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and have other holiday fun!

Now Playing for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. Dec. 27. Escape to the Library for an adventure on the Big Screen.

– Jillayne Ritchie