The Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of March. The library is located at 1000 N.E. Colbern Road in Lee's Summit. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-525-9924.

Free Tax Help for Seniors: Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays. AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at the Library to assist seniors with moderate to low incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. No farm returns or rental properties, please. Time listed indicates starting time of appointments. Call for an appointment.

Life is Like a Box of Crayons: For adults, 7 p.m. March 1. Whether you stay in the lines or venture outside them, coloring is credited with lowering stress and anxiety in adults, promoting greater self-esteem and awareness, as well as encouraging creativity and personal expression. Coloring sheets and some materials are supplied, or you may bring your own. No artistic ability required.

Puppets and Pjs: For ages 3 and older, 7 p.m. March 1. Put on your pajamas, and come enjoy a new tradition at the library – a bedtime puppet show! Fun for the whole family.

Exploring Our New Website: For adults, 7 p.m. March 6. The new MCPL website is more than just our online catalog. Come learn about the new features and personalized experience available at

Craft Group: For adults, 2 p.m. March 4; 1 p.m. March 6 and 20. Creating your own works of art is one of the best ways to express yourself and share good will. Join us to meet new people, create new items, and even learn a thing or two. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more!

Call of the Wild: For ages 4 and older, 11:30 a.m. March 7. How do birds sing? Why do coyotes howl? Learn how animals communicate using sound and how to make some of those sounds yourself.

WeDo LEGO Robotics – Drumming Monkey: For ages 8 and older, 6:30 p.m. March 8. Build a musical monkey and program him to drum to your beat! Kids will work in pairs to make his simple robot.

Play and Learn Time: For ages 3 and older, 10 a.m. March 9 and 23. 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 an opportunity to meet other preschoolers and their parents.

Read and Draw – Eric Carle’s The Grouchy Ladybug: For ages 4 and older, 11 a.m. March 10. Preschool children will enjoy exploring the world of Eric Carle through the joy of drawing. We’ll start by reading Carle’s “The Grouchy Ladybug” and then we'll learn to draw our very own ladybug. All materials provided.

The Mystery of Magic Show: For all ages, 2 p.m. March 11. Join David David, a magician so amazing they named him twice, for a unique blend of traditional, close-up, and comedy magic that will astound and amaze audiences of all ages. Be prepared to join in the fun.

Coffee and Conversation with Librarians: 2 p.m. March 11. Join your friendly, neighborhood librarians for coffee and conversation about the future of the Colbern Road Branch.

Kids Lab: For age 6 and older, 7 p.m. March 12. Discover how you can bring science and technology to life.

Recipe Swap: 2 p.m. March 18. Whether you need some new recipes to spice up your collection or just need a recipe collection, bring a favorite recipe to share and get some new ones in return. Perfect for those who are learning to cook. All skill levels welcome.

Podcast Discussion Group: 7 p.m. March 21. Don’t know where to find your next favorite podcast? Want to start listening to podcasts but don’t know where to start? Join us for a monthly discussion of three to five podcast episodes centered on the same theme.

Kid Fest: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. March 25. Party with us, there’s always room for more.

Kid Games: For ages 6 and older, 7 p.m. March 29. Connect, cooperate, and compete in a variety of games that are fun for your brain.

– Jillayne Ritchie