Speaker Series: Jeff Guinn

Speaker Series: Jeff Guinn

Register for this Story Center Speaker Series event on October 14th with this New York Times best-selling author.

Veterans Salute

Veterans Salute

Join us to commemorate Wars End at our annual Veterans Salute on October 17.

Pink Parties

Pink Parties

Put on your pink and bring a friend to this annual celebration!

National Family History Month

National Family History Month

Access your history and find your roots at the Midwest Genealogy Center.


News and Views

All About Dog Sports

You may have heard of the “Let’s Move” initiative for “Raising a Healthier Generation of Kids” endorsed by Michelle Obama, but did you know dog obesity is also on the rise?

Podcast Ponderings: Hush, Mendeleev!

I’m reaching back a bit here, but it’s worth it. Last month, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of Radiolab issued a teaser for their upcoming (and now already released) episode Elements.

3 Classic Scary Stories to Experience This Fall

Who doesn't enjoy scary stories? Well, a lot of people, in fact. But many people love being frightened by spooky stories. I particularly love reading classic, scary stories and have a few to recommend to you for this season.


The Library is happy to announce that we now have ABCmouse.com early literacy and kindergarten readiness software available on all of our computers in branches and Library-to-Go locations! 

“Hey Cortana, How Do I Use Windows 10?”

September is here, and odds are you are one of the 75 million people who have downloaded Windows 10 to your computer. Odds also are high that you might be a little confused as to how it all is supposed to work. Here at the Library, we have several great resources for you to access to help you use Windows 10:

50th Anniversary

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on Monday, October 12th, for a Staff Development Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, October 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Woodneath Library Center, North Independence Branch, and Midwest Genealogy Center will be open on Sunday, October 11th.

See all of MCPL's holiday closings

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