Many events are planned for March at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. For further information or to register for events, call 816-252-0950 or go to

Registration is required unless otherwise stated.


• Monday through Thursday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Accounting Basics for Food Trucks: 6:30 p.m., March 2. Learn the tax processes as well as legal forms needed for your business. Attendees will leave with a schedule for filings.

Food Truck Workshop: 10 a.m., March 15. Learn the steps of opening your own food truck business, Ennovation Center: 201 N. Forest Ave, Independence.  Lunch will be provided.

Create Your Own Business Action Plan: 6:30 p.m., March 4 and 11. Join local entrepreneur and business consultant, Stephanie Zamora. Together, you will put pen to paper to craft a well-thought-out business plan.

Adults Who Geek: 6:30 p.m., March 6. Calling geeks of all kinds! Join us at the library for our monthly trivia night. Trivia topics vary. For adults.

Trails to Truman Trivia Night, Women’s History Edition: 6:30 p.m., March 20. Trails to Truman Trivia Night is back! Sign up your team of four to six adults. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Participants must be 21 and over. Adult refreshments will be provided. This event is free, but space is limited.

Archiver: How History Sounded, Part Two: 7 p.m., March 16.  Join KCUR metro reporter Sam Zeff for a listen and discussion of “Women in the Store,” featuring radio interviews with housewives in the 1950s.

Book Group: 7 p.m. on March 5, 16 and 23; 2 p.m. on March 10 and 12; 5:30 p.m. on March 27. Enjoy lively discussion, learn which books inspire others, and talk about your favorite books! Call a branch to find out what they are reading next. Adults.

ELL/ESL Classes for Adults: 6:30 p.m., March 24, 26 and 31. English classes for beginners. Learn how to communicate in school, your job, or during emergencies. Classes run for 90 minutes and will meet twice a week for seven weeks.

Exploring Our Website: 2 p.m., March 11 Learn about the new features and personalized experience available at

Google Suite Overview: 2 p.m., March 25. Discover popular Google Apps that you can access for free on your computer!

Internet Safety: 2 p.m., March 18. Protect yourself while surfing the web.

Podcasting 101: 6 p.m., March 23. Learn to make your own podcast—from the equipment needed to the landscape of distribution platforms.

Magic and Myth in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Universe: 7 p.m., March 5. Join in a discussion of J.K. Rowling’s approach to mythology in the Potterverse and the expanding Pottermore website.

Media Literacy in the 21st Century: 6 p.m., March 2. Join journalist and author Lewis Diuguid for an exploration of the media’s action, from advertising to news. I

Missouri Mushrooms: 6 p.m., March 18. Learn when and where to safely hunt for the most common types of mushrooms, including morels. Then get a lesson in cooking up your fungi finds.

Open Mic Poetry and Prose: 6 p.m., March 11. Gather at the Library to read your written work and practice your performance skills at an open mic event.

Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP): 9 a.m. weekdays through April 13 (except March 10 and April 7). AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at the library to assist seniors with moderate to low incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. Time listed indicates starting time of appointments. Please call (816) 252-0950 for registration.

Marcotte in concert: noon and 1 p.m., March 14. Join MCPL and One Kansas City Radio, 100.1 FM, for a performance by Marcotte. The pop/rhythm and blues duo is known for their honest love songs. No registration required.

Unconscious Bias: 6 p.m., March 25. Buried prejudices and biases influence your feelings, decisions, and actions. Discover how to recognize and challenge them in every aspect of your life.

Cup Stacking Number Fun: 6 p.m., March 26. Join Jay and Leslie Cady for a math lesson filled with cup-stacking fun. (Ages 8 and up)

Homeschoolers at the Library: 2 p.m., March 6. Join us for fun enrichment programs geared toward homeschool families. Contact one of our host branches for details. (Ages 7 and up)

Kid Lit: 2 p.m., March 20. Use reading to explore our world! History, theater, literature, and more! (Ages 6 and up)

Kid STEAM: 6 p.m. March 12. Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  (Ages 6 and up)

Play and Learn Time: 10 a.m. March 3, 7, 10, 21, 24 and 31. Preschool playtime designed to stimulate young minds and strengthen early literacy skills. (Ages 3 and up) No registration required.

Springtime Yoga for Kids: 10 a.m. March 17. Kids try fun animal yoga poses, play yoga games, and make spring-inspired artwork. (Ages 6 and up)

Storytime for Families: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Hear stories, sing songs and more. Make great family memories at the Library! (All ages)

Free Full-Length, Diagnostic Practice ACT Test: 9:30 a.m. March 14. Bring a No. 2 pencil, a calculator, a watch, and a valid email address to receive your results. This is a full version of the ACT and will last about four hours. The test will begin right at the program start time, and no late arrivals will be allowed to participate after the test begins.

Making “How To” Zines: 6 p.m., March 19. Learn how to make a zine (a short magazine) out of a single sheet of paper, and use it to share a skill of your choice. ,

The Adventurer’s League: 2 p.m., March 7. Join a game of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. All experience levels are welcome. Character sheets and dice provided.