Events in March at the South Independence branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. The library is at 13700 E. 35th St., Independence, 816-461-2050.


Hours:


• Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.


• Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


• Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


• Sunday, 1-5 p.m.


Unless otherwise specified, registration is required for events. Go to www.mymcpl.org/events or call 816 461-2050.


“Yesterday,” The World’s Most-Recorded Song: 2 p.m. March 5. Learn the story behind the world’s most recorded song. Registration is required.


Advanced Word: 2 p.m. March 20. Learn some of the advanced options provided in Microsoft Word. Attendance at Beginning Word and Intermediate Word is suggested. Also, to learn more advanced skills, visit mymcpl.org/online-learning to sign up for a variety of online courses.


Beginning Word: 2 p.m. March 6. Learn to create, save, and print a document using Microsoft Word.


Intermediate Word: 2 p.m. March 13. Sharpen your skills.


Tech Talk: 2 p.m. March 16. There are always questions to be asked about technology. Bring your questions to the branch, or just come to listen and learn from other participants. You can bring your own laptop computer or tablet. Registration is required.


Book Group: 2 p.m. on March 3, 17 and 23; 7 p.m. on March 19. 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. Geared toward adults.


Craft Group: 6 p.m. March 10. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more. Call the branch for meeting details.


Intermediate ELL/ESL Classes for Adults: 6:30 p.m. on March 2, 4, 9, 11 and 16. Intermediate English classes will help with communication in social places, school, your job, or during emergencies. Classes run for 90 minutes and will meet twice a week for seven weeks.


Kid STEAM: 5 p.m. March 3 and 17. Explore sciences, technologies, engineering, arts, and math. Ages 6 and up.


Play and Learn Time: 10 a.m. Fridays. Preschool playtime designed to stimulate young minds and strengthen early literacy skills. No registration required. Ages 3 and up.


Storytime for Babies: 9 a.m. Thursdays. 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: 10 a.m., Thursdays. Hear stories, sing songs, and join in movement activities. Make some great family memories at the Library! All ages.


Storytime for Toddlers: 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Parents and caregivers will enjoy a fun and interactive environment with their toddlers that will encourage early literacy. Designed for toddlers between 18 and 36 months old and one-on-one caregivers.


Teen Lock-In: 6 p.m. March 13. When the branch shuts down, it’s time to party it up! Permission slip required.