Events in the Colbern Road branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit. For further information or to register for events, go to or call 816-525-9924.


• 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 5 p.m.

Unless otherwise stated, pre-registration is required.

Book Group: 2 p.m. on Feb. 5, Feb. 6, Feb 11, and Feb. 23. 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 25. Enjoy lively discussion, learn which books inspire others, and talk about your favorite books! Call or visit a branch to find out what they are reading next. (Adults)

Book Speed Dating: 7 p.m., Feb. 11. Come and let us show off the text appeal of some of the Library’s most desirable books. The perfect match awaits you.

Craft Group: 1 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 18. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more! Call the branch for meeting details.

Podcast Discussion Group: 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. Join us for a discussion of three to five podcast episodes centered on the same theme.

The Envelope, Please: A History of the Oscars: 7 p.m., Feb. 4. Join movie critic Bob Butler for a history of the Academy Awards, and learn how to handicap the nominees for this year’s ceremony.

Tragedy & Triumph: A Story of Hope: 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. Join Syrian violinist Mariela Shaker for a musical performance and discussion recounting her journey from Aleppo, Syria, to the United States

Babies Who Build: 10 a.m., Feb. 22. Bring your children from birth to two years and enjoy building with all sorts of blocks!

Book Group: 7 p.m., Feb. 24. Chat about great books and share ideas. Each discussion will be different, but you’re sure to meet some new friends. (Children)

Homeschoolers at the Library: 10 a.m., Feb. 20. Fun enrichment programs geared toward homeschool families. (Ages 7 and up)

Kid STEAM: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10. Explore sciences, technologies, engineering, arts, and math.

Play and Learn Time: 10 a.m., Feb. 7. Preschool playtime that is designed to stimulate young minds and strengthen early literacy skills. (Ages 3 and up)

Play Dough Play and Learn: 11 a.m., Feb. 14. Have fun exploring shapes, naming colors, and creating sculptures with Play Dough. (Ages 3 and up)

Puppets and PJs: 7 p.m., Feb. 6. Put on your pajamas, and enjoy a bedtime puppet show! Fun for the whole family. (Ages 3 and up)

Storytime for Babies: 9:15 a.m.,Wednesdays and Fridays in February. Storytime for babies, designed to build an early literacy foundation through play and one-on-one interaction with a parent or caregiver. (Ages 1 and up)

Storytime for Families: 11 a.m., Tuesdays in February. Hear stories, sing songs, and more. Make some great family memories at the Library! Designed for families of all ages. (All ages)

Storytime for Preschoolers: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in February. Designed for preschoolers between 3 and 5 years old and their caregivers.

Storytime for Toddlers: 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays during February, except for Presidents’ Day, Feb. 17. Parents and their toddlers will enjoy activities which encourage those next steps into early literacy. Designed for toddlers between 18 and 36 months old and one-on-one caregivers.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover:

Dropoff – Wednesday, Feb.12 at 9 a.m.

Event – Thursday, Feb.13 at 6:30 p.m.

The library’s stuffed animals invite your stuffed friends to a sleepover at their house. Drop off your friend at the Library the day before. Then come back for a special program featuring a slideshow of their overnight adventures.(All ages)

Teen Lock-In: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 28. When the branch shuts down, it’s time to party it up! Permission slip required.

Teens at the Library: 4 p.m. on Tuesdays during February. It’s your time to hang at the library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.