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Search for digital books and magazines via Missouri Libraries 2 Go (on a computer via and the Libby app (on a smartphone or tablet). And search our physical collection digitally, via the Missouri Evergreen app.

Browse NKCPL's November classes and events: it's DINOvember for kids and families--plus there's card crafting, sewing, and yoga for adults. Explore more and register at!

A *new* way to get audiobooks: Blackstone Unlimited Audiobooks!

Introducing Blackstone Unlimited Audio, a new way to get digital audiobooks! With Blackstone, you have instant access to more than 6,000 titles across a variety of genres. The best part? Your NKCPL card means you're always first in line--because Blackstone offers unlimited/simultaneous access to the titles in this collection, you'll never have to wait to check out these items.

To get started, download the Blackstone Unlimited app via the App Store, or on Google Play. Link your library card, and start listening! Or you can go to Blackstone Unlimited to create your account and link your card, then listen via Blackstone's online player.

NKCPL is excited to add Blackstone Unlimited to its robust digital collection. To find additional digital titles available via NKCPL, don't forget about Missouri Libraries 2 Go, which is available here and/or via the Libby app. Happy audiobook listening!

DINOvember at the Library! Plus other fun :)

*New* Dino Club!

Mondays at 10 am, starting in November!

Join us on Monday mornings for our newest imaginative play club! We have large, loose-part foam bones that kiddos can use for dinosaur-building. Dino fans unite! No registration required.

Pokémon Card Trading/Playing

First Mondays from 5:30-8:30 pm, starting in November

Drop in for some Pokémon fun on the first Mondays of each month! This event is all about informal card-trading and game playing, so you can stop in anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 pm on these evenings--no registration required. Bring your binders and connect with other Pokémon enthusiasts! For Pokémon players of all ages. 

Watercolor for the Birds (an all-ages offering)

Tues Nov 7 @ 7 pm

Join us for a watercolor painting class! Together, we will watch a tutorial and learn to to paint some birds. All ages, including (especially!) adults, are welcome! Register here.


Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Thursdays at 10 am

Join us after Storytime on Tuesdays or drop in on Thursday mornings for some open-ended LEGO building/play! Open to kids of all ages. No registration required.

DIY Dino Fossils

Thurs Oct 9 @ 10 am

It's DINOvember! Join us as we celebrate by making some playdough fossils. It will be dino-mite! Register here.

Playdough Picassos!

Sat Nov 11 @ 10 am

Playdough faces for the win! Come make some playdough visages at this hands-on art program inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso. Register here.

Tea-Rex Party!

Sat Nov 11 @ 2 pm

It's more DINOvember fun! We're having a dino-themed tea party--aka a Tea-Rex event! We'll do some fun dino activities while we sip some yummy tea. What could be more fun?? Register here.

DIY Dino Dioramas

Thurs Oct 16 @ 10 am

Join us for another DINOvember activity! We're using crafty supplies like cardboard and cotton balls to make some sweet dino dioramas. Register here.

DIY Dried Flower Suncatchers

Tues, Nov 21 @ 7 pm

We’re using dried flowers, contact paper, and embroidery hoops to make some fun suncatchers! Register here.

Join the KC Zoo at the Library at Storytime on November 8, and get up close and personal with the natural world! In this special nature play Storytime, there will be sensory activities and stations for children to experience. No registration required! Best for kiddos 2 to 5 years old.

Come for the stories, stay for crafts + play!

And join us on Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. for our regular Pre-k Storytime! These sessions include read-aloud stories, songs/movement, and a super-simple craft/activity. If you want, plan to stay after the Wednesday Storytime for some Stay-and-Play time with LEGOS/Duplos. Storytimes are geared toward pre-k kiddos, but children of all ages are welcome.

Have a question about Library programs for kids and families, including our Storytimes or LEGO playtimes? Email Jennifer Shea.

The Library is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and certain clothing items all November long! Donations benefit Northland Assistance Center, which is located in NKC. Especially needed this year, per the NAC: men’s socks, underwear & gloves (all size Large). They are also currently in need of canned green beans, as well as dried mashed potatoes and pancake mix.

Want to donate? Please leave items in the donation box at the Library's main Circulation desk. And thank you!

Come sew! Offering classes + by appt usage!

Want to make something new? Check out our November classes. Interested in using the sewing space on your own, or with a group of friends? Email Amy to reserve a date/time that works for you!

Sewing Studio: Intro to the Sewing Machine + Open Sew

Tues, Nov 14 from 10 am-1 pm

Join us for an intro class to our Janome sewing machine! Learn how to wind a bobbin and thread a machine, and get started with some basic stitching.

Have a work in progress? This session is also an Open Sew, so feel free to bring your WIP and get some stitching done! If you're making a stuffed bunny or bear with us, you can bring that project to finish and/or embroider. 

This session is for adult sewists. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Sewing Studio: Make a Stuffed Bunny or Bear (Session 2 of 2)

Wed, Oct 5 from 6-9 pm

This is Session 2 of our Make a Stuffed Bunny or Bear class (Session 1 was October 18). Come finish and/or embroider your bunny or bear. This project would make a sweet gift this holiday season!

This class is for adult sewists only. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Sewing Studio: Make a Sewing Machine or Stand-Up Mixer Cover (Session 1 of 2)

Wed, Nov 29 from 6-9 pm

Come start a sweet project for your kitchen or craft room! We're making a cover for your sewing machine or stand-up mixer--great for keeping dust off of these workhorse appliances!

Please bring 1 yard of fabric for the outside of the cover, and 1 yard of a coordinating fabric for the inside of the cover. 

With instructor Patty Ibarra. This class is for adult sewists only. 

Have questions? Let us know!

And don't forget! The Library offers a variety of additional classes for adults, too! For a full/current lineup of these programs--which include crafting sessions, sewing opportunities, weekly yoga options (both mat and chair, offered via Zoom), a monthly Medicare class, and more--and to register, go to