Clubs & Activities
Teens! Join us every Friday afternoon for video games on the Xbox One and Wii! Games include Rocket League, Mine Craft, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Naruto Ultimate Storm 4, Halo, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA, and more! Open to 7th through 12th graders.
In association with The Rabbit hOle and the Crossroads Academy, the Kansas City Public library is launching an annual children's literature festival in downtown Kansas City! Friday's activities are for school kids, Saturday is strictly for adults who have a passion for children's literature.
The all-star line up includes Brian Selznick, Sophie Blackall, Kansas City's own Shane Evans and 2017 Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Medal winner Javaka Steptoe, among others.
See the link for the full line up and registration information.
Need groceries? Look no further than the West Side, right outside of your favorite library! The Rollin’ Grocer is a complete grocery store on wheels. They accept cash, credit, and EBT! The Rollin' Grocer will be at Ruiz every Saturday beginning in April.
Irene H. Ruiz Biblioteca de las Americas
Join us in beautiful Kirk Hall for a FREE recital by the William Jewell College's Department of Music. Sit for the entire performance or enjoy as you find your next book.
Piano Quintet in C minor (1862) by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Alexis Mann, piano
Eric Briscoe, violin I
Shelby Shull, violin II
Riley Siuda, viola
Heather Jackson, cello
Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Riley Martin, violin
Lisa Erhart, viola
Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Brian Kongs, piano
Mary Sanders and Elizabeth Brock, violins
Jason Rideout, viola
Iona DeWalt, cello
Check out the facebook event here.
Celebrate Día del Niño (Day of the Child) with a world music performance by Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra! After the 1:30 p.m. performance, we will celebrate the unique international and multicultural people in our community through art and activities. Appropriate for families.
Come and join us for our third round of Library Yoga! Sally King, Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hours, will guide us in six sessions of gentle, calming yoga suitable for all skill levels.
RSVP by April 15th by calling Westport Library at (816) 701-3488. Bring water and a mat, and arrive early to stretch and center yourself.
Participants who attend four of the six sessions will be entered to win prizes!