The Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of September. The library is located at 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. All activities are free, but registration is required. Call 816-224-8772.

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

Dinosaur O’Dell’s Kids Music Party: For all ages, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8. Jam with Dinosaur O’Dell and rock your way through country, swing, ska, polka, and reggae. Grab a musical instrument, and play along to such hits as “The Pizza Polka,” “Dig Pigs,” and “Worms, They Really Hit the Spot.”

Kids Create: For ages 6 and older, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25. Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.

Teens at the Library: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.

Copyright Basics: For adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn the basics of copyright law, what rights copyright holders have, the exceptions to those rights, and get an introduction to fair use.

Give Your Property Curb Appeal: For adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 16. See how homes with outdated exteriors can get a new look with some design, color, and landscaping updates. Join architect and color consultant Paul Helmer as he shows how once ordinary and outdated properties can be economically renovated into homes with real curb appeal.

Financial Aid and Scholarships: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Explore the financial aid options available to pay for college including sought-after “free money” from scholarships and grants with us.

Kid Games: For ages 6 and older, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Connect, cooperate, and compete in a variety of games that are fun for your brain. Game on!

Teen Anime: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Join fellow fanatics for fun!

Nature Detectives – Missouri Reptiles: For ages 7 and older, 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Become a nature detective, and discover how to tell if a snake is venomous and how many different types of turtles there are in our state. Join a Clay County Parks naturalist for a hands-on nature investigation.

– Jillayne Ritchie