January programs at the Independencen South Branch.

The South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St., is offering the following activities for the month of January. For more information or to register, call 816-461-2050 or visit www.mcpl.lib.mo.us.


BILINGUAL CONVERSATION TABLE (Grupo de Conversacion Bilingue) – for ages 13 and older, 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Learning a new language, join students of both English and Spanish to expand your vocabulary and conversation skills. Already fully bilingual, come help others learn. Refreshments provided. Call to register. ANIME MOVIE NIGHT – for teens, 6:45 p.m. Jan. 7. Come and watch anime (Japanese animation). Goodies provided. Call to register. WRITER’S GROUP – for all ages, 7 p.m. Jan. 8 (first Thursday of each month). We share writing, constructive criticism, writing advice, and creative activities. All experience levels and ages are welcome, although the group is not designed for young children. Call to register. GAME NIGHT – for ages 6 and older, 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Play your favorite board, card and strategy games and learn new ones. Game line-up will vary according to participant suggestions and the whims of the library staff. Call to register. REVENGE OF LEGO NIGHT – for ages 9 and older, 7 p.m. Jan. 22. The library provides the Legos, you provide the creativity, and everyone has a good time. Prizes and snacks included. Call to register. USING ILL WITHOUT GETTING A HEADACHE – for adults, 10 a.m. Jan. 24. Use InterLibrary Loan to expand the walls of your library and encompass a world of information. Come learn how to order microfilmed newspapers from across the country, books from other libraries, and films from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. Angela McComas covers Internet sources and archival research as well. Call to register. CANYON DESHAY DANCERS for all ages, 7 p.m. Jan. 29. These dancers are a group of powwow champions that come together to form a professional and highly recommended Native American dance group. All the dancers are enrolled tribal members, most of whom are full-blood, representing various tribes. The award-winning dance regalia worn by each dancer is traditionally handmade and representative of the dancer’s tribe and dance. Call to register.