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Full schedule at Mid-Continent Public Library

Staff Writer
The Examiner

The Mid-Continent Public Library is offering virtual events, including entertainment for children and adults, education for various ages, instruction as to how to access needed services, and opportunities to communicate with others.

Virtual programs are listed at mymcpl.org by searching “All Events.”Clicking on the particular virtual event to find instructions as to how to participate and information on what to expect.

Some events (including all Zoom meetings) require advance registration. Click on the event and then click on “Register Now.”

Virtual events for the coming week include:

Today

• Romance GenreCon Sat Program: 2 to 6 p.m. This is a continuation of the Romance GenreCon that started Friday. A link to the internet address for this event is provided in the “Events” description of the program.

Sunday

• Virtual Storytime: 10 to 10:30 a.m. This event should entertain young children, using stories and songs. No registration required.

Monday

• Virtual Storytime: 10 to 10:30 a.m. This event should entertain young children, using stories and songs. No registration required.

• Mad Science Zoom Classroom regarding Energy Bursts: 2 to 2:45 p.m. This class will explore energy transfer and energy conversion with wound rubber band gadgets, windup toys, and jumping bugs. Advance registration is required.

• Columbia Culture and Traditions: 4 to 5 p.m. Enjoy the music, art, weather, and history of the world’s most biodiverse country.

Tuesday

• Mr. Stinky Feet’s Boppin’ and Hoppin’: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Join Mr. Stinky Feet for songs about dancing dinosaurs, bugs and other silly creatures.

• Storytelling as a Successful Business (Zoom): 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of running a storytelling business. This class is part of the Oral Storytelling Certificate. Advance registration is required.

• How to Pack for Your Next Vacation: 7 to 7:45 p.m. Learn how to avoid paying for extra luggage or losing your bag on the airlines.

Wednesday

• Wednesday Write-In (Zoom): 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will have a chance to chat with other writers, talk about their own projects and then have time to focus on writing. Advance registration is required.

• Virtual Storytime: 10 to 10:30 a.m. This event should entertain young children, using stories and songs. No registration required.

• Email for Beginners: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Join us for a quick tour of Gmail.

• Steel Drum Music with Lazell Williams: 4 to 5 p.m. Learn how the steel drum art form went from trash to treasure. Experience steel drum with a twist of jazz, a slice of reggae and topped off with your favorite tunes.

• Virtual Storytime: 6 to 6:30 p.m. This event should entertain young children, using stories and songs. No registration required.

• Intensive Editing Masterclass, Part Two (Zoom): 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to edit your manuscript by taking the biggest concepts from developmental, line and copy editing to creating action steps to revise and polish your manuscript. Advance registration required.

• Unconscious Bias (Zoom): 7 to 9 p.m. Buried prejudices and biases influence your feelings, decisions and actions. Discover how to recognize and challenge them. This program is currently full, but there is a waiting list.

Thursday

• Fairy Tales, Myth and Fantasy are Alive and Well: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Join storyteller Joyce Slater who will help you make-believe you are in a magical world filled with fairies, giants, trolls, and royalty/.

• Resume Learning Circle, Week 3: 4 to 5 p.m. Thi is a four-week, in-depth series on resume building.

• Staying Engaged During COVID (Zoom): 7 to 7:30 p.m. Despite the need to socially distance, it is important to stay emotionally connected. This presentation explains why meaningful connections are important. Advance registration required.

Friday

• Virtual Storytime: 10 to 10:30 p.m. This event should entertain young children, using stories and songs. No registration required.

• Wrap Around Reptiles: 4 to 5 p.m. Create a long snake that you can wrap around your arm or stretch across the room. Engage your creative skills learning how to make slithering snakes and other reptiles. You will need to review the list of necessary materials before this event begins.