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

Free ACT Practice Test with College Tutors: For teens, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 3. 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.

KC Magic Man: For families with ages 3 and older, 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Take a magical journey into the world of illusions with KC Magic Man Brad Lynn. Be prepared to be amazed by his magical feats using cards, coins, cups, and more.

Blue Springs Connections to its Early History: For adults, 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Rhoda Harris settled with her husband, William, in the Blue Springs area in 1832. Re-enactor Barbara Hughes portrays this courageous and remarkable woman in a vignette highlighting her life.

Teens at the Library: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.

Business Basics: Creating Your Business Story for Small Businesses and Nonprofits: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Behind every great business, there is a good story. This high-energy collaborative session is a great opportunity to work out your unique story with a little help from a storytelling professional. Come prepared to take part in a variety of activities designed to help you form a foundational story quickly without overthinking. This program is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Edible Landscaping and Permaculture Design 101: For adults, 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Learn about the Three Sisters Guild and other ecological strategies to use your yard for sustainable food production. Find out how you can work with nature in your landscapes and gardens.

Missouri Caves: For families with ages 8 and older, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24. What better way to celebrate Missouri being the “Cave State” than learning more about them! Participants will learn the importance of caves, how they form, what lives in them, what makes them unique, and how we can help make sure they stay healthy.

Teen Anime: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Join fellow fanatics for fun!

Move Your Body Along: Learning Through Play: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. This workshop will offer practical resources, best practices, and useful tools to implement play into your children’s day. Explore how using play can help strengthen early literacy skills in the classroom and demonstrate how play supports early learning curriculum and encourages a multiple intelligence classroom model. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Childcare providers will receive one Missouri continuing education clock hour. Must bring MOPD ID number. Contact Scott Rader at or 816-521-7228.

– Jillayne Ritchie