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October Events at Excelsior Springs Mid-Continent Library

Ongoing Programs

Storytime for Toddlers Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Enjoy this storytime for toddlers as we share the world of books with your child. Parents and caregivers will enjoy a fun and interactive environment with your toddlers that will engage and encourage those next steps into early literacy. Designed for toddlers between 18 to 36 months old and a one-on-one caregiver. Program may require parental participation.

(Ages 2 and up) 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Storytime for Preschoolers Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Visit the library for an exciting and unique storytime journey. We will explore the first steps toward reading readiness for you and your preschooler. Designed for preschoolers between 3 to 5 years old and a caregiver. 9/7, 9/14, 9/21

(Ages 3 and up)

Children’s Programs

October 11, 2016, Tuesday at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Book Group (Kids)

Book discussions are a great way to meet other kids just like you! We’ll chat about great books and share ideas for other great reads with each other. Each discussion will be different, but you’re sure to meet some new friends.

(For children) Registration is required.

October 20, 2016, Thursday at 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Who is Haunting The Elms?

Rumor has it that The Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs is haunted. Uncover the truth as the hotel’s own paranormal tour guide shares stories of past guests and employees, including his own ghostly encounters.

(Ages 10 and up) Registration is required.

October 22, 2016, Saturday at 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

KC Zoomobile: Cold Weather Creatures

Discover how some creatures not only survive freezing temperatures, but love the frigid weather. Join the Kansas City Zoo for an exploration of these chilly creatures, and get the chance to meet one or two of them.

(Ages 3 and up) Registration is required.

October 29, 2016, Saturday at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Boneyard Jamboree

It’s a fantastic non-scary Halloween spooktacular, featuring Pumpkin Man, the invisible couple, spooky scary skeletons, martians, and a few ghosts in a cabaret show full of trick marionettes that are a sure treat.

(All ages) Registration is required.

Teen Programs

October 7, 2016, Friday at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Babysitting 101

Learn the basic skills everyone needs to babysit. From how to pick up and hold a baby to best business practices and basic discipline strategies, you’ll learn what you need to become a babysitter and earn some extra cash.

(For teens) Registration is required.

October 13, 2016, Thursday at 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

How to Rock Your Hair for Homecoming

You found the perfect dress. Now find the perfect hairstyle. Kalyn Goode, owner of Scissors & Shears Salon, demonstrates the best styles for short hair and long hair as well as two different types of braids.

(For teens) Registration is required.


Adult Programs

October 3, 2016, Monday at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Book Page Pumpkin

Turn an old paperback book into a cute pumpkin to decorate your table this fall! Bring a book from home, or the Library has a few you can use.

(For adults) Registration is required.

October 15, 2016, Saturday at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board that allows you to organize and share content from all over the internet. Learn how to sign up and create your own unique boards.

(For adults) Registration is required.

October 17, 2016, Monday at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Building a Social Media Plan for Your Business

Build a social media plan tailored to your business that can immediately be put to use. Courtney Cole will cover generating content for social media use, scheduling posts, and other ideas for engaging audiences.

(For adults) Registration is required.

October 25, 2016, Tuesday at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Book Group

Read any good books lately? Our MCPL book group members have, and they are saving a seat for you! Come meet like-minded people, enjoy lively discussion, learn which books inspire others, and talk about your favorite books! Call or visit a branch to find out what they are reading next. Unless otherwise noted, the book groups are geared towards adults.

(For adults) Registration is required.

October 29, 2016, Saturday at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Beginning Ancestry Library Edition (Branch Staff)

Research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition. Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Explore city directories, Social Security Death Index, and much, much more. This is a beginner level class for adults. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow class.

(For adults) Registration is required.

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