The Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of March. The library is located at 6131 Raytown Road. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-353-2052.

Free Tax Help for Seniors: Beginning at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at the Library to assist seniors with moderate to low incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. No farm returns or rental properties, please. Call for an appointment.

Chess Free Play: For teens, 1-3 p.m. March 3. 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.

Trout Season – The Real March Madness: For adults, 7 p.m. March 7. Forget basketball; March is all about trout fishing in Missouri and Kansas. Join Brent Frazee, retired outdoors editor for The Kansas City Star, for a look at Missouri’s four trout parks, as well as Kansas City-area lakes stocked for trout season. Get tips on where to go and how to catch those rainbows.

Using a Mouse and Keyboard: For adults, 2 p.m. March 8. Mastering a computer mouse and keyboard is the first step to using a computer. This two-hour hands-on session will guide you through some of the basics of mouse and keyboard use. No experience required. Computers provided.

Kansas City Jazz – The Golden Years: For adults, 7 p.m. March 13. Join jazz historian Kent Rausch for an exploration of the golden years of Kansas City jazz through vintage images and audio recordings.

Beyond Knits and Purls: For adults, 7 p.m. March 14 and 21. In this two-part class, you’ll learn to decipher a pattern, translate abbreviations, and increase and decrease stitches along with other technical tidbits. A supply list is available at the library.

Book Group: For adults, 10 a.m. March 15, and 6:30 p.m. March 20. Come meet like-minded people, enjoy lively discussion, learn which books inspire others, and talk about your favorite books! Call or visit a branch to find out what they are reading next.

STEAM-Powered Program – Mad Science Codes with Cubelets: For ages 7 and older, 2 p.m. March 24. Cubelets is a perfect platform to create your own robots. Mad Science will introduce a visual programming tool to give you full control over your Cubelets. Create countless new robots and behaviors with the power of code.

– Jillayne Ritchie