Film in the Digital Age

Film in the Digital Age

Film expert Keith Phipps discusses the new challenges to great filmmaking and how films can stay relevant in a world of webisodes and podcasts.

Business Classes

Business Classes

Learn how to develop and maintain a strong and viable business.

May 5 - 10

May 5 - 10

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National Medal Winner

National Medal Winner

We have been honored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for our dedication our communities.


News and Views

National Recognition for MCPL

I am sure many of you have already heard, but MCPL has incredible news that I wanted share with you. We have been awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Service National Medal for 2014! This is an unbelievable honor and a testament to all the hard work and great service performed by your library and the team of dedicated library professionals, both past and present. 

Are You Young@Heart?

I don’t know about you, but I sure am! My husband keeps reminding me, “You’re not a spring chicken anymore!” This, after I fell roller skating with my nephew. Why? Why can’t I still be a spring chicken? I still FEEL like one! After a heavy sigh, I have to admit, I am NOT a spring chicken. How depressing. 

A Bookworm's Journey: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Biblioangst: the state of agitation brought on by the lack of a good book. (A bookworm calls that hunger pains!)

What do you call it when you read a book that gives you nightmares...or indigestion?! Here are some books that I did not care for:

Small Business Classes

Do you have dreams of starting your own business but don’t know where to go to get accurate, professional information? Maybe, you’ve already taken those first steps into small business ownership, but now you’ve hit a wall. Perhaps, you’ve even looked into MCPL’s awesome Online Business Resources, but you’d really like learn from an instructor. Mid-Continent Public Library is now offering free small business classes at several of our branch locations.

A Bookworm's Journey: Award Books

Salutations bookworm friends! (That is a hint about where my next name came from. Can you guess?)

I recently finished reading all 76 Caldecott Medal award books! The Caldecott Medal is given to the artist with the best illustrated children’s book of the year. Mr. Rick from the Platte City Branch is reading me the 2014 winner Locomotive by Brian Floca. 

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