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.

Howling, Riffing, & Banking Blue

Howling, Riffing, & Banking Blue

Award-winning poet Stanley E. Banks will read from his body of work and talk about the inspiration and context for his poems.

Gluten-Free Living

Gluten-Free Living

Learn practical information on keeping a gluten-free diet!

Senior Services

Senior Services

Find out what the Library can do to help!


News and Views

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. 

The 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship

After this year’s particularly brutal winter, it’s nice to see the signs of spring returning to the Kansas City area: the trees are budding, the robins have returned, and the air is filled with the smell of woodsmoke and meat. And what better way to celebrate the departure of the dreaded polar vortex than the City of Grandview’s 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship!

Windows XP Didn’t Die, But It Might As Well Have

Today, for many folks, means nothing. It may just feel like any other Tuesday, and in fact, it may be. However, for some, this may be the end of an era, or a least the start of a small headache. Microsoft announced that starting today, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, they will no longer be creating updates or offering technical support for Windows XP. The statement from Microsoft can be found here.

A Bookworm's Journey: Reading to Learn

Why is the Mid-Continent Public Library so special to this bookworm? I mentioned earlier that we share the same initials. They are M.C.P.L., too! My first name is Millicent. My parents love to read books and chose names with links to literature. (They were inspired by a book written by Alice Bach called Millicent the Magnificent.)  

2014 Winter Reading Challenge Follow-up

This year, Mid-Continent Public Library started a brand new event: The Winter Reading Challenge. The idea was to promote leisure reading among adults, and those who committed to reading five titles over a two-month period received a limited edition "Somewhere in Time" mug along with a chance to win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire.

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, 2014, for Easter. Branches will reopen on Monday, April 21. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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