How the Birds Became Friends – a story of kindness from Noa Baum

Have you ever wondered how an author takes an idea from a story in their head to a published book you can hold in your hands? Local storyteller and author Noa Baum will share her book How the Birds Became Friends – a delightful take on a Burmese folktale, illustrated by renowned ecologist and artist Zev Labinger about the power … Read More

Elementary Chess Tournament – Virtual

Join us monthly for a fun, friendly, virtual chess tournament! Register at https://mcpl.events/chess-club beginning 2/21/22. NEW: You will need to be signed into Zoom to attend this program via the web. To sign in, you must first create a free account: https://zoom.us/signup Once you are signed in on Zoom, return to this page and click on the link below to … Read More

Human Beatbox with Christylez Bacon

Join Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon for a Human Beatbox program for children and families in celebration of Black History Month. Christylez Bacon, the Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, combines rhyming, storytelling, and interactive call and response choruses with diverse instrumentation to deliver a message of cultural acceptance and unification, blending traditional elements of varied musical styles. The … Read More

Journaling with the Library

Do you keep a journal? Would you like to be able to write your own personal journal? Here’s your opportunity! The inexperienced, slightly-experienced, and experienced are welcome! We will explore journaling through assigned journal prompts, the written word, and reflection. It will be a safe atmosphere and sharing is optional. Register at https://mcpl.events/journaling We will have occasional guest speakers to … Read More

Mindfulness Meditation with Christy

Learn and practice mindfulness meditation. Sessions will begin with a 30-minute meditation period, followed by an optional 15-minute discussion. Christy Sharshel, MS, CMT-P has been practicing Vipassana/Insight meditation since 2011. Christy has studied extensively with leading Western teachers of mindfulness, psychology, and contemplative practices, including Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and Jonathan Foust, and has completed various trainings in Mindfulness Based … Read More

Virtual Teen Book Club

Love to read and talk about your favorite books? Join us for our new Low-Pressure Teen Book Club, presented by MCPL’s Teen Advisory Board. Log in at https://mcpl.events/teen-book-club This month we’ll be talking about Langston Hughes’ first book of poetry, The Weary Blues. Published in 1926 when the author was only 24, it was an immediate critical success. Hughes created … Read More

Blue Sky Puppet Theater with Rufus

A story of acceptance and inclusion celebrating Library Lovers Month. Blue Sky Puppets returns, presenting “Rufus”, a pet dog. Rufus’ adventures explore celebrating differences, kindness, love and Valentines Day and Library Lovers Month. Join a sing-a-long and meet and greet the puppeteers at the end of the show! Intended for ages 2-10. Made possible through the generosity of the Friends … Read More

Mindfulness Meditation with Christy

Learn and practice mindfulness meditation. Sessions will begin with a 30-minute meditation period, followed by an optional 15-minute discussion. Christy Sharshel, MS, CMT-P has been practicing Vipassana/Insight meditation since 2011. Christy has studied extensively with leading Western teachers of mindfulness, psychology, and contemplative practices, including Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and Jonathan Foust, and has completed various trainings in Mindfulness Based … Read More