The South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of December. The library is located at 13700 E. 35th St. All activities are free, but registration is required online at For questions, call 816-461-2050.

Kids Lab: For ages 6 and older, 4 p.m. Dec. 6. Discover how you can bring science and technology to life.

Internet for Beginners: For adults, 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Learn the basics of Internet use, including basic terminology, how to get connected, and how to find what you’re looking for online. This class will also cover printing and a few words on internet safety.

Kids Create: For ages 6 and older, 5 p.m. Dec. 11. Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.

Internet Safety: For adults, 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Protect yourself while surfing the web by learning a few of the more typical dangers found online and how to proactively keep you and your information safe.

Christmas with the Cool Cats: For all ages, 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Terry Bell and his band, the Cool Cats, squeeze the most out of all those holiday favorites in this fun-loving holiday accordion concert.

Tech Talk: For adults, 2 p.m. Dec. 17. Whether you are a first-time computer user or have had lots of experience, there are always questions waiting to be asked about technology. Bring your questions to the branch, or just come to listen and learn from other participants. You may bring your own laptop computer or tablet.

Email for Beginners: For adults, 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Learn to understand your inbox, as well as how to write effective emails.

Craft Group: For adults, 2 p.m. Dec. 26. 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.

STEAM-Powered Program: For ages 8 through 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 28. Get geared up for a variety of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics centered activities. Count on a skill-building good time

– Jillayne Ritchie