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

Exploring Our New Website: For adults, 10:30 a.m. March 3. The new MCPL website is more than just our online catalog. Come learn about the new features and personalized experience available at

Beyond Knits and Purls: For adults, 7 p.m. March 8 and 15. Now that you know the knit stitch and how to purl, now what? Learn to make a project! In this two-part class, you’ll learn to decipher a pattern, translate abbreviations, and increase and decrease stitches along with other technical tidbits. A supply list is available at the library.

Call of the Wild: For ages 4 and older, 10:30 a.m. March 10. How do birds sing? Why do coyotes howl? Learn how animals communicate using sound and how to make some of those sounds yourself.

Creating Magical Moments – Things to Consider When Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation: 2 p.m. March 11. Learn what resources are available, as well as tips and tricks to make your planning a bit easier.

Teen Yoga: 6:30 p.m. March 13. Stretch, twist, and breathe your way to a strong body and mind as you learn the basic yoga poses. No experience necessary, just a willingness to laugh and try something new. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or mat.

Using Your iPad for the First Time: For adults, 2 p.m. March 19. Learn some of the basic tips and tricks for using an iPad tablet.

Read to a Dog: For ages 3 and older, 7 p.m. March 22. Sit down and read to some very good listeners—Pet Partners registered therapy dogs. These dogs will be available for 10-minute sessions to help children improve their reading skills and build self-confidence. Space is limited.

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

– Jillayne Ritchie