Classes & Workshops

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00am @ Central Library

Not sure how to work up a budget? How to teach your children to be money-savvy? When and how to start planning for retirement? The Kansas City Public Library is offering guidance on an array of personal finance issues.

This event features a dozen free educational sessions on topics ranging from smart budgeting to home buying, planning for college, estate planning, and improving your credit score. Participants can also sit down with a financial adviser and review free copies of their credit reports.

Money Smart Day is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as part of
Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City.

The Library will waive up to $30 in overdue fines and fees for any Kansas City Public Library cardholder who attends one or more of these Money Smart Month events.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.


Monday, April 21, 2014
5:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 PM. Catch these study sessions designed to help those trying to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. Pre-registration required. Call 816-418-7150.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This informal class will introduce attendees to the features of Google Search, the most popular search engine in the world. This course is taught by members of the Google Community Leaders Program. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Central Library - Room 311 (3rd floor)
2-3:30pm
Learn more and sign up


Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 PM. Catch these study sessions designed to help those trying to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. Pre-registration required. Call 816-418-7150.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

This program explores the universal reality of retirement, as well as the many savings and investment options individuals can rely on when planning for the future. It includes information relevant to each stage in a working adults life, from 20-somethings to the final years.

The Kansas City Public Library is hosting Money Smart Month programs across multiple Library locations during April 2014.

The Library will waive up to $30 in overdue fines and fees for any Kansas City Public Library cardholder who attends one or more of these Money Smart Month events.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Need to write a letter or a report? Learn the basics of this powerful word processing program. All versions of Word will be discussed. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.


Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Navigate the Internet with Mozilla Firefox, learn how to do online searches and more in this free class which lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.