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Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) is pleased to announce its roster of December programs. Below are the MCPL programs available during the month of December at several local branches. To view the full list, or to register for an event, visit us online at mymcpl.org/events.
Please note: All MCPL branches will be closed on December 24 and 25. In addition, all MCPL branches will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 31.

Camden Point Branch Events
Adult Programs
Book Group
Camden Point Branch
Monday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.
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. Registration is required.
Life is Like a Box of Crayons
Camden Point Branch
Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Whether you stay in the lines or venture outside them, coloring is credited with lowering stress and anxiety in adults, promoting greater self-esteem and awareness, as well as encouraging creativity and personal expression. Join us for a relaxing coloring event for grown-ups. No artistic ability is required. We supply coloring sheets and some materials, or you may bring your own. Registration is required.

Family Programs
Holiday Fun at the Library
Storytime for Families
Camden Point Branch
Thursdays, December 5, 12, & 19, at 10:00 a.m.
Come share the early literacy experience with the whole family. Hear stories, sing songs, join in movement activities, and more. Bring the whole family, and make some great family memories at the Library! Designed for families of all ages. (All ages) Registration is required.

Dearborn Branch Events
Adult Programs
Book Group
Dearborn Branch
Tuesday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m.
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. Registration is required.

Family Programs
Storytime for Families
Dearborn Branch
Tuesdays, December 10, 17, & 31, at 10:00 a.m.
Come share the early literacy experience with the whole family. Hear stories, sing songs, join in movement activities, and more. Bring the whole family, and make some great family memories at the Library! Designed for families of all ages. (All ages) Registration is required.

Edgerton Branch Events
Adult Programs
Beyond Cable TV
Edgerton Branch
Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Are you interested in saving money by getting rid of cable? Learn the different devices and services you can use with your internet connection to start cutting the cord today. Registration is required.
Book Group
Edgerton Branch
Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.
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. Registration is required.
Edgerton Branch Welcome Back Open House
Edgerton Branch
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
All customers are invited to join the staff in celebrating the reopening of the branch! Enjoy Christmas music by the Cool Cats, refreshments, and the I Love My Library photo op from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. All visitors during branch hours will receive a fine forgiveness token. Join the Edgerton Branch Scavenger Hunt from December 14–20 using the free GooseChase app for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Register for the Edgerton Branch Welcome Back Open House with Christmas with the Cool Cats at mymcpl.org/events. Registration is required.

Family Programs
Edgerton Branch Welcome Back Open featuring Christmas with the Cool Cats
Edgerton Branch
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Terry Bell and his band, the Cool Cats, squeeze the most out of all those holiday favorites in this fun-loving holiday accordion concert that’s part of the Edgerton Branch’s reopening celebration. Along with the program, there will be refreshments, fine forgiveness tokens, “I Love the Library” photo ops, and a scavenger hunt with the chance to win a $50 gift card. (All ages) Registration is required.
Storytime for Families
Edgerton Branch
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, & 18, at 10:00 a.m.
Come share the early literacy experience with the whole family. Hear stories, sing songs, join in movement activities, and more. Bring the whole family, and make some great family memories at the Library! Designed for families of all ages. (All ages) Registration is required.
Platte City Branch Events

Adult Programs
Book Group
Platte City Branch
Friday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m.
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. Registration is required.
Make an Infinity Scarf
Platte City Branch
Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Learn a quick and easy way to make an infinity scarf out of 3/8 yard of “snuggle” type fabric. A supply list is available at the branch. Registration is required.
Social Media and You
Platte City Branch
Tuesday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Come satisfy your curiosity about popular social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Registration is required.
Twitter
Platte City Branch
Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Tweeting is not just for the birds! Come learn about Twitter and how you can get started. Registration is required.

Family Programs
Jim “Two Crows” Wallen Presents: A Visit with Santa Claus
Platte City Branch
Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Get in the Christmas spirit with a story from Santa, and make a simple craft to take home. Parents and grandparents, don’t forget your cameras. An adult must accompany each child. (All ages) Registration is required.
Storytime for Preschoolers
Platte City Branch
Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17, & 31, at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
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 and 5 years old and their caregivers. (Ages 3 and up) Registration is required.
Storytime for Toddlers
Platte City Branch
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
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 their toddlers that will engage and encourage those next steps into early literacy. Designed for toddlers between 18 and 36 months old and one-on-one caregivers. Program may require parental participation. (Ages 2 and up) Registration is required.

Weston Branch Events
Adult Programs
LinkedIn
Weston Branch
Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Are you interested in learning how to make connections with peers in your profession and stay up to date with the latest business trends? Come learn about LinkedIn and how you can get started. Registration is required.

Family Programs
Jim “Two Crows” Wallen Presents: A Visit with Santa Claus
Weston Branch
Monday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Get in the Christmas spirit with a story from Santa, and make a simple craft to take home. Parents and grandparents, don’t forget your cameras. An adult must accompany each child. (All ages) Registration is required.
Storytime for Families
Weston Branch
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, & 18, at 10:00 a.m.
Come share the early literacy experience with the whole family. Hear stories, sing songs, join in movement activities, and more. Bring the whole family, and make some great family memories at the Library! Designed for families of all ages. (All ages) Registration is required.

To view the full list of MCPL programs, or to register for an event, visit us online at mymcpl.org/events.

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Notre Dame in Weston!

Mid-Continent Public Library Announces December Programs

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 Some of the oldest homes in Weston will open their doors to visitors this weekend for the 38th Annual Candlelight Homes Tour. Ticket sales have been brisk for Saturday’s tour, while many tickets are still available for the Sunday tour. The weather forecast at this time is for mild weather with highs around 50 degrees. That makes it a great time to get out and see Father Christmas, tour the homes and visit Weston’s stores.

Three churches will open their doors to all at no charge for a view of the decorated santuaries and the chance to enjoy baked goodies during the tour. They are the:

Christian Church, 540 Washington St. 2pm-7pm on Saturday & Sunday.
You can enjoy a variety of performing groups, everything from violins playing traditional Christmas music to vocal groups singing seasonal songs. Hot apple dumplings and beverage in the church basement.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church & Parish Hall, 407 Cherry St. Noon-8pm Saturday & Sunday.
Christmas Market & Festive European Dinner runs throughout the homes tour. The market features home made crafts, aprons, towels along with bread, rolls, candies, jellies, fudge and pastries.
The Gingerbread creation promises to be more spectacular this year.
The Holy Trinity Youth group will sell cookies by the pound in the Masonic Lodge at 507 Main Street
Friday 4:00 to 6:00, Saturday 12:00 to 6:00, Sunday 12:30 til sold out

United Methodist Church, 533 Main Street 2pm-7pm, Saturday & Sunday
Enjoy music in the decorated sanctuary of this historic 1867 church on Main Street.

While there, peek in next door at Weston’s Mad Potter Studio, part of the KC Clay Guild tour. The business, owned by Michael Bless and Patrick Larsen, will be open 10 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 5 p.m.

The Chamber is asking for a volunteers, to host in homes and help with ticket distribution during the tour.
Please consider sharing two (2) hours of time on December 7th or 8th to help us pull off a fantastic weekend for everyone. Call 640- 2909 for more information.
Tickets for the tour are available at the office, 526 Main, and on tour days in the basement of the Methodist Church.





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Lisa Stiffler and Lorienne Mathews took a break from their work on Notre Dame Cathedral Monday.  The monumental tribute to the Parisian cathedral goes on display during the Weston Candlelight Homes Tour Saturday and Sunday.

Weston • Platte County • Missouri

Notre Dame Rises at Holy Trinity

1840’s Homes on Display This Weekend

The scale model of the church used to design the house.

This year’s Gingerbread House of Worship is Notre Dame Cathedral! When finished, it will have a backdrop of the streets of Paris, painted by Maresa Fisher, and maybe even a figure of Quasimodo.
The structure dwarfs the previous gingerbread houses at four feet wide, eight feet long and seven feet to the top of the central spire. It contains 400 to 500 pounds of ingredients.









Gordon Cook, a member of the County Tax Advisory Committee, ended the meeting Monday night with a request for professional help.
“With all due respect, I’d really like communications turned over to the Commission’s Administrative Assistant,” he told Sandra Thomas, head of the committee. “It’s not fair to us, our time is valuable, your time is valuable.
The meeting started without a quorum, only five of the 11 members were at the new location, the County Commission chambers.
“Tonight, at least five of us were at the wrong location, and the judge too,” Mr. Cook said. “The communication on the meeting location and time is sparse. We need to do better.”