The South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of March. The library is located at 13700 E. 35th St. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-461-2050.

Advanced Word: For adults, 2 p.m. March 2. 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. To learn more advanced skills, visit mymcpl.org/online-learning to sign up for a variety of online courses you can take anywhere.

Kids at the Library: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. March 3. Discover, create, and play. Explore big ideas in a new way.

MU Extension Series – Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning March 5. This community-based program assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. Come to the Library for 2-hour sessions once a week for six weeks. Classes are highly participative, during which mutual support and success will build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The program was developed by Stanford University and is funded by the Arthritis Foundation.

Iranian (Persian) Culture and Civilization: For adults, 7 p.m. March 8. Discover the people, culture, and history of Iran and learn more about their Persian heritage. Join the discussion after the presentation.

Social Media Advertising Workshop – Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: For adults, 9:30 a.m. March 9. Want to improve the results you get from social media advertising? Join Luke Wade for a deep dive into social media strategies, and take a close look at how social media algorithms have changed into advertising giants. Explore the best strategies to create content and advertise strategically including one-on-one time with the instructor. Attendees must have taken Business Basics: Non-Traditional Advertising for Small Businesses to prepare them for this in-depth workshop. This program is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Email Morgan Perry at mperry@mymcpl.org to register.

WeDo LEGO Robotics – Drumming Monkey: For ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. March 10. Build a musical monkey and program him to drum to your beat! Kids will work in pairs to make this simple robot.

Beyond Cable TV: For adults, 7 p.m. March 13. Are you interested in saving money by getting rid of cable? Learn the different devices and services you can use to start cutting the cord today.

We Who Dared – Inspiring Lives of Female Heroes: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. March 16. The Age of the Woman has begun as Wonder Woman and Doctor Who take center stage. Join an exploration of the lives of other amazing women who have led the way. Who will be your new hero?

Tech Talk: For adults, 2 p.m. March 19. 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.

For the Love of Birds: For ages 4 and older, 10:30 a.m. March 24. Meet some real lovebirds in this delightful hour-long show.

Teens at the Library: 3 p.m. March 1, and 6 p.m. March 27. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.

More Off the Beaten Path: For adults, 7 p.m. March 28. Join Alexis Webb Bechtold and Traci Angel as they share more new and different lesser-known attractions in the Kansas City Area. Find out about fun and unusual places to visit this summer.

– Jillayne Ritchie