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

Movies at the Library – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Load up the RV and join us to watch this classic holiday comedy. It’ll be more fun than a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club!

Teens Create: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. Unleash your imagination.

Life is Like a Box of Crayons: For adults, 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Join us for a relaxing coloring event for grown-ups. No artistic ability is required. We supply coloring sheets and some materials, or you may bring your own.

Puppets and Pjs: For ages 3 and older, 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Put on your pajamas and enjoy a bedtime puppet show.

Play and Learn Time: For ages 3 and older, 10 a.m. Dec. 7. We offer stimulating and fun activities as well as the opportunity to meet other preschoolers and their parents.

Christmas Around the World: For all ages, 11 a.m. Dec. 8. Storyteller Jo Ho celebrates the season of light with festive Christmas stories from around the world to brighten your holidays!

Now Playing for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20. Escape to the Library for an adventure on the Big Screen.

Kids Lab: For ages 6 and older, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10; 6 p.m. Dec. 17. Discover how you can bring science and technology to life.

Otaku Club: For teens, 4 p.m. Dec. 18. Come to the Library for a celebration of all things anime. From Japanese culture and manga to cosplay and anime screenings, we’ll explore it all.

A Holly Jolly Party – Santa’s North Pole Elves: For all ages, 2 p.m. Dec. 19. Celebrate the spirit of the season with some special elves straight from Santa’s workshop. Join your new elfin friends as they sing and dance to your favorite holiday tunes.

Podcast Discussion Group: For adults, 7 p.m. Dec. 27. 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.

– Jillayne Ritchie