Create holiday memories with your family at a Mid-Continent Public Library branch. Missourians love Mr. Dickens' performances surrounded by books, including those written by his great-great grandfather Charles Dickens. Mid-Continent Library's branches have hosted Dickens' holiday performances on each year's Holiday Tour.

Devoted fans travel among the branches to enjoy multiple performances. The New York Times covered Mr. Dickens' Christmas Carol performance here, calling it "a once in a lifetime brush with literary history." Free and open to the public.

Parkville Branch
Date
Monday, November 28

Time
1:00 PM

Price
Free of charge and open to the public. Reservations recommended

Performance
A Christmas Carol

Location
Parkville Branch
8815 N.W. 45 Highway
Parkville, Missouri 64152

Reservations
Phone: 816-741-4721

Information
www.mcpl.lib.mo.us

Directions
From the south, follow I-435 to Highway 210. Go westbound on Highway 210, to northbound I-29. Follow I-29 north to the 64th Street/Highway 45 exit. Go west on Highway 45 to Highway 9. The library is in the Parkville Heights Shopping Center, just west and south of the intersection of Highway 9 and 45.

Antioch Branch
Date
Monday, November 28

Time
7:00 PM

Price
Free of charge and open to the public. Reservations recommended

Performance
A Christmas Carol

Location
Antioch Branch
6060 N. Chestnut
Gladstone, Missouri 64119

Reservations
Phone: 816-454-1306

Information
www.mcpl.lib.mo.us

Directions
Follow I-435 north to Highway 210. Head west on Highway 210 and exit onto northbound Chouteau Trafficway. Follow Chouteau Trafficway to Antioch Road, and turn right (north). Follow Antioch Road to 60th Street (there is no light), and turn right. Go one block to Chestnut, and turn left. The library is on the left in the middle of the block.

Blue Ridge Branch
Date
Tuesday, November 29

Time
2:00 PM

Price
Free of charge and open to the public. Reservations recommended

Performance
A Christmas Carol

Location
Blue Ridge Branch
9253 Blue Ridge Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64138

Reservations
Phone: 816-761-3382

Information
www.mcpl.lib.mo.us

Directions
From I-435, exit onto 95th Street and turn east. Go to Blue Ridge Boulevard and turn left. The library is 0.3 miles ahead on the right. Alternate approaches include: I-470, exit at Blue Ridge Boulevard and head north to the library; or, from I-70, exit at Blue Ridge Cutoff, and head south to the library.

Blue Springs South Branch
Date
Tuesday, November 29

Time
7:00 PM

Price
Free of charge and open to the public. Reservations recommended

Performance
A Christmas Carol

Location
Blue Springs South Branch
2220 South 7 Highway
Blue Springs, Missouri 64014

Reservations
Phone: 816-229-3571

Information
www.mcpl.lib.mo.us

Directions
From I-70 exit at Highway 7 and turn south. Go 2.2 miles. The library is on the left. Note: Counting the light at the bottom of the exit ramp, there are 10 traffic lights between I-70 and the library, including 3 south of Highway 40.