Story Center Series

Story Center Series

Everyone has a story to tell, are you ready to tell yours?

Communicate with Your Dog

Communicate with Your Dog

Learn how you can teach your dog general obedience and simple tricks.

Original KC Honky Tonk

Original KC Honky Tonk

Bring the whole family to this rockin’ live music event!

Small Business Resources

Small Business Resources

Online resources, classes, and presentations are available to start or expand your business.


News and Views

Film Series: Minnelli Musicals Hosted by Bob Butler

Vincente Minnelli -- four of whose classic screen musicals will be screened at the Parkville Branch in October -- probably had little choice when it came to a career. From the moment of his birth in 1903, he was destined for show business.

His parents operated the Minnelli Brothers Tent Theatre, one of dozens of traveling troupes that worked the cities and towns of America. Papa ran the show with little Vincente’s uncle; Mama was the company’s leading lady.

The Buzz About the Bee

The Bee is expanding!

In last year's amazing showing, local fifth grader Sophia Hoffman and seventh grader Kush Sharma went 66 rounds in the Spelling Bee finals, ending when Bee officials ran out of available words. The competition went an additional 29 rounds before Kush was declared the winner.

Outstanding Service on All Levels!

Last week, the Missouri Library Association announced that library trustee Brent Schondelmeyer is the recipient of the Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award. The Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual trustee for exemplary service to libraries in Missouri. Brent Schondelmeyer has served on the MCPL Library Board since 2003, and is known for his heartfelt commitment to fostering a love of life-long learning throughout our many communities. 

Back to School Resources

It’s hard to believe that another summer is drawing to a close. I hope all the parents out there are thinking of ways that the Library can help you as the start of a new school year is just around the corner. I’m sure you are looking forward to packing lunches and signing permission slips, and that is a pretty big gig of its own. It is always nice to be reminded that the Library can be there to help kids all year long with what they need to be successful in the classroom.

Tags, Pads, and Gates, Oh My!

Library Closing

Due to renovations and repairs, the Liberty Branch will be closed September 8-28.

RFID Conversion

The following branches will be closed for RFID conversion:

September 15-21
Lone Jack
South Independence

September 22-28

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