The Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of January. The library is located at 6131 Raytown Road. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-353-2052.
Storytime for Families: For all ages, 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 9 through 30; 10 a.m. Jan. 12 and 19. Hear stories, sing songs, join in movement activities, and more.
Windows 10: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11. This class will introduce the layout of the Windows 10 operating system and demonstrate navigating its functions.
WeDo LEGO Robotics – Roaring Lion: For ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. Jan. 13. Roar with robots. Build a roaring lion and command it to sit up and lay down. Kids will work in pairs to make this simple robot.
Chess Free Play: For teens, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 13. 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.
Book Group: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16, and 10 a.m. Jan. 18. 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.
How the KC Mafia Survived the Fall of the Pendergast Machine: For adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 17. After the death of political boss Tom Pendergast and the end of World War II, Kansas City organized crime became very active and very violent, resulting in some of the biggest hits in the history of the mob. Join author Terence O’Malley as he tells the story of how the Italian Mafia in Kansas City managed to thrive in the post-war years.
Decluttering – Finding Ways to Let Go: For adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 23. Is your stuff stressing you out? Join design consultant Lisa Holiman as she shares a methodology to pack up, donate, and throw away the things that are getting in your way and complicating your life.
Introduction to Internet Genealogy: For adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along.
Beginning Excel: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Learn the basics about Microsoft Excel and how to format a simple spreadsheet.
– Jillayne Ritchie