Many events are planned for December at the Blue Springs South Branch of the Mid-Continent Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. For further information or to register for events, call 816-229-3571 or go to mymcpl.org/events.

Registration is required unless otherwise stated.

Hours:

• Monday through 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 6 p.m.

Book Group: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 1 p.m. on Dec. 19. 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.

Chili, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Beef, chicken, pork or vegetarian are just the starting point for making a great pot of chili. Join Mel Cole for a discussion on numerous ways to make this wonderful stew.

Google Suite overview: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Discover some of the popular Google Apps that you can access for free on your computer.

That’s Craftastic: 2 p.m. Dec 13. Get your creativity flowing and be a part of this fun-filled event. Each time, we will create a different project.

The Dickens Carolers: 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Get into the Christmas spirit with a performance by festive singers dressed inVictorian attire.

Warm from the Oven: 2 p.m. Dec. 28. Create made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls in this step-by-step class. Participants will take home a pan of rolls to bake.

How to Catch an Elf: 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Come to the library as we read from “How to Catch an Elf.”

Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Jim Cosgrove presents Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas.

Play and Learn Time: 10 a.m. Dec. 13. A special preschool playtime designed to stimulate young minds and strengthen early literacy skills. The open playtime allows you to come and go as your schedule permits. Ages 3 and up.

STEAM-Powered Program, Virtual Reality Cardboard: 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Get geared up for a variety of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics-centered activities. These programs are designed with 8- through 14-year-olds in mind.

Storytime for Families: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 19. Stories, songs, movement activities and more.

Storytime for Preschoolers: 10 a.m. Dec. 3, 5, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Designed for preschoolers between 3 and 5 years old and their caregivers. Ages 3 and up.

Storytime for Toddlers: 10 a.m. Dec. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16 and 19. Designed for toddlers between 18 and 36 months old and one-on-one caregivers. Program may require parental participation.

Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus: 11 a.m. on Dec. 4 and 21. Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special trip from the North Pole to read a holiday story. After the story, sit on Santa’s lap. Don’t forget your cameras. All ages.

Teen Dance Party: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Dance the night away at this special event just for teens. A signed permission slip is required to attend this after-hours lock-in.

Teen Screen: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23.

Teen STEAM: 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 16 and 30. Explore, create, learn – unleash your imagination and prepare for your future.

Teens at the Library: 7 p.m. Dec. 9. It’s your time to hang at the library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.