The Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of December. The library is located at 1000 N.E. Colbern Road in Lee's Summit. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-525-9924.

Winter Lights and Holidays of Joy: For all ages, 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Settle in for a multicultural experience featuring stories of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, all holidays that include lighting candles to brighten the bleak winter days. Learn about Christmas trees, polar bears, dreidels, families, and love.

Craft Group: For adults, 1 p.m. Dec. 5 and 19. Creating your own works of art is one of the best ways to express yourself and share good will. Join us to meet new people, create new items, and even learn a thing or two. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more!

Life is Like a Box of Crayons: For adults, 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Whether you stay in the lines or venture outside them, coloring is credited with lowering stress and anxiety in adults, promoting greater self-esteem and awareness, as well as encouraging creativity and personal expression. No artistic ability is required.

Puppets and Pjs: For ages 3 and older, 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Put on your pajamas, and come enjoy a new tradition at the library – a bedtime puppet show! Fun for the whole family.

Mad Science Presents: An Hour of Code: For ages 8 and older, 11 a.m. Dec. 9. 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

Warm from the Oven: For adults, 7 p.m. Dec. 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.

Winter Holiday Stories: For ages 3 and older, 10 a.m. Dec. 13. Enjoy classic holiday stories from Christmas to Kwanzaa told by storyteller Milton Gray.

Kids Create: For ages 6 and older, 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.

Now Playing for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 6 p.m. Dec. 21. Escape to the Library for an adventure on the Big Screen.

Play and Learn Time: For ages 3 and older, 10 a.m. Dec. 22. 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 an opportunity to meet other preschoolers and their parents.

– Jillayne Ritchie