Mid-Continent Public Library Unveils April and May 2023 Programs

Mid-Continent Public Library is thrilled to announce its lineup of programs at the Excelsior Springs Branch for April and May 2023. The following are some of the exciting events scheduled at our Branch during these two months. The complete list and registration details can be found on the MCPL website mymcpl.org/events.

Adult Programs:

Book Group
Excelsior Springs Branch
Tuesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for our book group! Titles will be available at the branch one month prior to the discussion (while stock lasts). For further information, please contact or visit your local branch.

Connecting the Dots: Sky Patterns and Myths
Excelsior Springs Branch
Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m.
For thousands of years, people have looked up at the night sky and woven stories and characters out of the patterns in the stars. Learn about the myths and constellations behind them and make a planisphere to take home.

Family Programs:

Brick Building at the Library: Brick Challenge
Excelsior Springs Branch
Monday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Come and demonstrate your building skills during our plastic brick building session, which includes free builds, challenge builds, and themed builds. Come and see what your branch has to offer! (Ages 6 and up)

Kids Grow A Creator: Affirmation Rocks
Excelsior Springs Branch
Monday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us at the Library as we paint on Earth’s simplest canvas – rocks! We’ll provide the rocks and paint; all you need to bring is the imagination to transform these plain rocks into artistic gems, motivational messages, and words of kindness and affirmations. (Ages 6 and up) Registration is required.

Mad Science Presents Agent Undercover
Excelsior Springs Branch
Saturday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Discover how gadgets and gizmos are utilized to keep a close eye (or ear) on your targets, ranging from high-tech to low-tech. (Ages 7 and up) Registration is required.

Play and Learn: Fun with Playdough
Excelsior Springs Branch
Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Unleash your creativity with activities centered around this beloved childhood craft item. Children will enjoy exploring shapes, naming colors, and making sculptures with playdough. (All ages)

Storytime for Preschoolers
Excelsior Springs Branch
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Take a thrilling and one-of-a-kind journey with your preschooler to the Library. Explore the first steps toward reading readiness for you and your child. Designed for preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers. (Ages 3 and up)

Storytime for Toddlers
Excelsior Springs Branch
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join your toddler for a fun and interactive adventure that encourages and engages their early reading development. Designed for toddlers aged 18-36 months and their caregivers. (Ages 2 and up)

The Itty-Bitty Monsters Show with Dinosaur O’Dell
Excelsior Springs Branch
Monday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Whether he’s repairing spaceships, swimming in peanut butter, or counting monsters, a Dino O’Dell show is always an interactive and fun adventure. Join us for sing-a-longs, movement songs, finger-counting, clapping in time, and a puppet show about five Itty Bitty Monsters. (Ages 4 and up)

Teen Programs

Teen Role-Playing Games
Monday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. & Monday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Play tabletop role-playing games at the Library! From D&D to Fate, Starfinder to Lasers and Feelings, join us for a campaign-style gaming experience. Talk to your branch for more information about which system will be played. Character sheets and dice will be provided.

This article was written with information provided by our community partner, Mid-Continent Public Library. Founded in 1965, Mid-Continent Public Library is the largest library system in the Kansas City metropolitan area, operating 33 locations and two Library-To-Go locations and serving nearly 850,000 people in Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties. MCPL is an award-winning library system that strives to enrich citizens and communities through expanding access to innovation, information, ideas, and inspiration.

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