Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

If you enjoy the literary short story, then join the Reader's Circle each Wednesday at noon to read and discuss the sometimes overlooked gems of literature.

Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Books

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 game consoles are available to play and engage in competitions with your friends. You may also bring your own games or game console. Drop by anytime for some video game fun.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
3:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other

Kids and teens are often hungry after school. Come get a healthy snack at Waldo Monday through Friday. Meals provided by Harvesters. For school aged kids.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

We are excited to announce May's Geeks & Treats event! We invite all youth-serving professionals to come together and have a conversation about how you and your organizations work with youth. Dr. Jennifer Waddell, Associate Professor and Program Director at UMKC's School of Education, will be our discussion facilitator. Dr. Waddell's research focuses on teaching with an emphasis on urban teacher preparation, retention and success of students of color in teacher education.

Think of this as a friendly space to share teaching methods you've used in programs, share what you liked or didn't like about a new approach/method, and discuss research and techniques with professionals to better serve youth more effectively and creatively. As inspiration and a jumping off point for the discussion, we’d like to suggest to participants to bring a scholarly article, book, chapter of a book, other research/questions that you are interested in. Ultimately, the goal of this discussion is for current youth-serving professionals to talk about methods they want to implement, get feedback on questions, hear more about tactics being used at other organizations, etc. – all in order to better serve youth. We hope this will be a fruitful exchange and true networking session among practicing professionals in Kansas City! RSVP HERE.

Schedule:
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm >> snacks, drinks, networking
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm >> discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Waddell, UMKC School of Education Associate Professor, and Honorary Nerd*

*For those interested in why we use the term "nerd," let us explain. Our Honorary Nerd is a brave soul who is willing to sacrifice their social comfort for the common good. Each Geeks and Treats event will include a single “Nerd” who serves as expert on a singular topic to educate and inform our eagerly listening geeks who enjoy basking in the abundance of useful information. And, our honorary nerd gets to wear a crown for the night. (Who else honors our brave nerdy warriors like us?)

Our geeks (audience) are made up of those who love Kansas City, likely work as part of a youth-serving organization, and understand that meetings happen all the time, but know that epic ones like this happen in the KC Public Library with drinks, food, and knowledge sharing. Tell a colleague and tell your neighbor about this incredible networking and learning event! (Also, have everyone RSVP :)

Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other
Book Group: 

"Swept Away" by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.

New to Computers? In this class, you will learn:
What is a computer and why should I use one?
How to use the mouse
How to use the keyboard
Basic vocabulary (desktop, files, folders, scroll, etc.)
How to navigate the desktop
Create and save a file and folder

See staff or call (816) 701-3485 to register.

Tech Access computers made possible by finding from Missouri State Library.

Get fit fast with America s #1 walking system! Leslie Sansone's 2 Mile Brisk Walk-30 Minutes
This is an extension of the Walk On 1 class. Participants will follow Leslie's DVD in a 2 mile walking workout that builds strength, endurance and flexibility, while boosting energy levels and super-charging your upper and lower body. This class is free and open to the public.

Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 816-418-7150 to register. Sponsored by the Kansas City School District

In class you will learn basic English skills: grammar, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and conversation. No fee or books required.

Contact Estelle at 816-560-0135 with questions.