Events in September at the Blue Springs South branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7, 816-229-3571.


• Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

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• Accessing eBooks with OverDrive: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Learn the steps to searching and checking out an eBook through OverDrive Digital Downloads, and reading it on your computer or device.

• Book group: 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Meet like-minded people, enjoy lively discussion, learn which books inspire others, and talk about your favorite books! Call or visit the branch to find out what they are reading next. Geared toward adults.

• Determine Your Plan of Care: 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Learn strategies for making end-of-life decisions and communicating them to the ones you love.

• How to Start a Business in Blue Springs: 10 a.m. Sept. 28. Learn about opening your own business. Review local resources that can help you write a business plan, organize your business structure, find the right location, apply for local, state, and federal licensing, and avoid costly missteps.

• Make an Applique Tea Towel: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Learn to make tea towels decorated with colorful fabric appliques. A supply list is available at the branch.

• MyMCPL Website Focus Group: 10 a.m. Sept. 14. A focus group discussion about the library’s website while its gathers input to guide future changes.

• The FBI Miami Shootout: 2 p.m. Sept. 20. April 11, 1986 turned into one of the deadliest days in FBI history. Private investigator Larry Berkland tells the story.

• Back to School Art Studio: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. It’s an art free-for-all at the library. The library will have glitter, stickers, colored pencils, markers, and other art supplies that kids of all ages can use.

• Early Literacy Fair: 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Parents and caregivers, along with their children ages birth through 6, are invited to an early literacy fair to promote pre-reading skills.

• Kid STEAM: 2 p.m. Sept. 7. Explore science, technologies, engineering, arts, and math. Ages 6 and up.

• Play and Learn Time: 10 a.m. Sept. 13 and 27. Preschool playtime to stimulate young minds and strengthen early literacy skills. Stimulating activities as well as the opportunity to meet other preschoolers and their parents. The open playtime allows you to come and go as your schedule permits. Ages 3 and up. Registration not required.

• Read and Draw: Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – 11 a.m. Sept. 21. Preschool children will explore the world of Eric Carle by listening to a reading of Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and then drawing a ladybug of their very own. All materials provided. Ages 4 and up.

• STEAM-Powered Program: Mad Science Codes with Raspberry Pi: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Coding is as easy as Raspberry Pi. Kids will code using these credit card-sized computers and learn the basics of computer languages. Ages 10 and up.

• Storytime for Families: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 19. Stories, songs, movement activities and more. Designed for families of all ages.

• Storytime for Preschoolers: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Explore the first steps toward reading readiness for yourself and your preschooler. Designed for preschoolers between 3 and 5 years old and their caregivers.

• Storytime for Toddlers: 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. An interactive environment with their toddlers that will encourage those next steps into early literacy. Designed for toddlers between 18 and 36 months old and one-on-one caregivers. Program may require parental participation.

• Teen Games: 7 p.m. Sept. 9. Challenge yourself; challenge your friends. Bring it.

• Teen STEAM: 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Explore, create, learn. Unleash your imagination and prepare for your future.

• Teens at the Library: 7 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23. It’s your time to hang at the library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.