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Mid-Continent Public Library events

The Examiner

The Mid-Continent Public Library is offering many virtual events.

To access these events, go to If the event is a Zoom event, click on the event and register. An email invitation will be sent to you.

To attend most non-Zoom virtual events, click on the event and, near the time of the event, there will be a link to the library’s Facebook page MCPL360 (or you can navigate to at the time the event is scheduled.) 

If you have questions as to how to attend an event, call the library at 816-252-7228 and select the option for technology support.

Upcoming events include: 

Monday, Sept. 28

• Virtual Storytime (MCPL360): 10 to 10:30 a.m. Join library staff for stories with your small children.

• Publishing Options and Opportunities (Zoom): 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you have written or are thinking of writing a book, but are confused by the various publishing options, this program will help.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

• Rockin’ the Library with Mr. Stinky Feet (MCPL360): 10 to 10:45 a.m. Celebrate reading with Mr. Stinky Feet. 

• Teen Yoga: 4 to 4:45 p.m. Learn the basic poses of yoga in a fun, nonjudgmental environment. Bring a willingness to laugh and try something new.

• Autumn Tales for the Family (Facebook Live): 6:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of autumn tales performed by Fran Stallings. This livestream will take place at 

• The Keys to the Kingdom: the History of the Kansas City Chiefs (Zoom): 7 to 7:45 p.m. Join David Smale for a conversation surrounding key moments and memories from sixty years of Kansas City Chiefs history.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

• NaNoWriMo Prep Write-in (Zoom): 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will have a chance to chat with other writers about their upcoming NaNoWriMo project and then have focused time to prep for November.

• Virtual Storytime (MCPL360): 10 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories with your young children.

• Exploring Research Resources for Tweens & Teens (MCPL360): 1 to 1:30 p.m. Dive into the various educational resources the library has to offer for the 12 to 18 year old students.

• Mad Science Celebration Party (Zoom): 4 to 4:45 p.m. Celebrate all things science with this Mad Science party for everyone. Registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

• Which Social Media Platform is Right for Your Business: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Join Dee Moore to discuss the difference between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and TikTok. Gain insight on which one will be best for your business.

• Beginning Ancestry Library Edition (MCPL360): 6 to 6:30 p.m. Research your family history. Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 as well as immigration, military, court, church and other records.

• Virtual Storytime (MCPL360): 6 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy stories with your young children.

• Let’s Make a Podcast, part two (Zoom): 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Develop the skills you need to create an original podcast in this series of three programs led by Sam Zeff, metro reporter for KCUR.

Thursday, Oct. 1

• Brick Wall Discussion Group (Zoom): 10 to 11 a.m. (This program is full but there is a waiting list.) Discuss how to break through a brick wall in genealogical research.

• The Alphabet Show (MCPL360): 10 to 10:45 a.m. Meet Jay and Leslie Cady as they take you on a virtual journey through the alphabet in this lively program.

• Chair Yoga: 11 to 11:45 a.m. If you always wanted t o try yoga but had trouble getting up and down off the floor, this three-week class is for you.

• Interview Learning Circle: Body Language: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Is there such a thing as being too dressed up for an interview? Do you struggle when a potential employer says, “So tell me more about yourself”?

• Kansas City Ghost Stories (MCPL360): 7 to 7:45 p.m. Join paranormal investigator Becky Ray for stories of ghosts and paranormal mysteries featuring some well-known houses throughout Kansas City.

Friday, Oct. 2

• Biz Action Learning Circle week 4: Running the Numbers: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program is full but there is a waiting list. Learn how to calculate your costs to help you strategize when to open your business and how to open your business.

• Virtual Storytime(MCPL360): 10 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy stories with your young children.

• Introduction to Basic iOS Accessibility Features (MCPL360): 1 to 1:15 p.m. Need to make your iPhone and iPad a little easier on the eyes? We’ll cover some of the handy accessibility features on your Apple iPad and iPhone.

Sunday, Oct. 4

• Virtual Storytime (MCPL360): 10 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories with your young children.

Monday, Oct. 5

• Virtual Storytime (MCPL360): 10 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories with your young children.