The Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of November. The library is located at 2220 S. Missouri 7. All activities are free, but registration is required. Call 816-229-3571.
Prince Caspian: Return to Narnia: For all ages, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The Pevensie children are pulled back into the land of Narnia in Hampstead Stage’s retelling of the classic tale by C.S. Lewis. See how the children join forces with a cast of colorful creatures to battle an evil villain and bring the rightful ruler to the throne.
Medicare Part D Enrollment Event: 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Sign up for a one-on-one appointment, and have a trained CLAIM counselor help you answer questions about your Part D or Advantage plan. CLAIM is Missouri’s State Health Assistance Insurance Program, offering free, confidential, and unbiased Medicare counseling and education to Missouri’s Medicare beneficiaries. Call 800-390-3330 to reserve your spot.
ReadLOCAL: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Join author and award-winning children’s entertainer Jim Cosgrove as he talks about his book, Everybody Gets Stinky Feet, and leads a discussion about the importance of sharing our stories – for ourselves, our families, and future generations.
Animal Adaptations: For all ages, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Why do opossums sleep all day? Why do foxes have big ears? Animals have special adaptations to help them survive in the wild. Kids can learn about these animal super powers and try some of them out with dress-up activities.
Free ACT Practice Test with College Tutors: For teens, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17. Mid-Continent Public Library is partnering with College Tutors to provide free ACT practice tests. These practice tests are designed to give each student an assessment of where they might score on the real ACT. The only requirement is to bring a pencil and a scientific calculator. Composite scores will be provided to each student within five days. You will need to provide a valid email address to receive your results. The tests will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Flour Power: The History of the Tortilla: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27. The flour tortilla that wraps your favorite burrito has a rich and complicated history. Join Gene Chavez for a culinary journey that follows Mexican immigration throughout the American Midwest and reveals the origins of this humble but important staple. Then take part in a tortilla-rolling contest.
Chair Yoga: For adults, 2 p.m. Nov. 30. If you have always wanted to try yoga but have trouble getting up and down off the floor, this three-week class is for you. Get comfortable with yoga by learning basic poses, simple breathing exercises, slow-paced stretching, and easy relaxation techniques. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.
– Jillayne Ritchie