The Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of September. 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.
Zumba Passport Party – Passport to India: For ages 4 and older, 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Kids can explore Indian culture by playing games and learning Bollywood and Bhangra dances. Parents are invited to attend the last 10 minutes to see a dance performance. Children should bring their own water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
Kids Create: For age 6 and older, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.
FAFSA Walk-Through: 2 p.m. Sept. 8. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is your ticket to college scholarships, grants, and loans. Unfortunately, filling out the FAFSA can be challenging. We'll walk you through the FAFSA line by line.
Kids Lab: For age 6 and older, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Discover how you can bring science and technology to life.
Free Movies, Music, and More: For adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 3 p.m. Sept. 30. If you’re tired of spending hundreds of dollars on entertainment, discover all the different ways you can get movies, music, and more –for free – online from the Library.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: For all ages, drop off at 9 a.m. Sept. 12; event is 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Drop off your friend at the Library the day before, then come back for a special program featuring a slideshow of their overnight adventures. Dolls and other toys are also welcome. One toy per child.
Otaku Club: For teens, 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Celebration all things anime. From Japanese culture and manga to cosplay and anime screenings, we’ll explore it all.
Media Literacy: For adults, 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Many people either view the media as benign or fake. The truth is a lot more complicated. Join journalist and author Lewis Diuguid for an exploration of the media’s actions from advertising to news, their honorable, intended purpose, and how that changes in actual practice .
Toxin-Free Family: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Want to take control of the products you use in your home and begin living clean? Discover the top toxins hiding in your home, their possible side effects on you and your family, and learn how to research products to ensure they’re safe for all your family members.
Using a Mouse and Keyboard: For adults, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 25. This hands-on session will guide you through some of the basics of mouse and keyboard use. No experience required. Computers will be provided.
R.E.A.D. Dog – Pets for Life: For ages 5 and older, 11 a.m. Sept. 29. Sit down and read to a very good listener, a Pets for Life Reading Education Assistance Dog. A dog will be available for 10-minute sessions to help children improve their reading skills and build self-confidence. Space is limited.
– Jillayne Ritchie