Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Vietnam Voices KCPT Storybooth is touring the region collecting local stories, experiences, and thoughts related to the Vietnam War. During Big Read KC the booth will visit the Plaza Branch and Central Library, offering patrons an opportunity to share and record their own stories.

Friday, Sept. 22 to Thursday, Oct. 12
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 14 to Friday, Oct. 20
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

View a schedule of additional site visits across the region and watch select video contributions at veterans.kcpt.org.


This event is a featured program of the fall 2017 Big Read KC. For more related programs at the Kansas City Public Library, visit kclibrary.org/bigread2017.

Find more regional events, activities, and resources at bigreadkc.org.

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
9:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime
Bring your desktop computer (tower only!), laptop, tablet or smartphone in for free troubleshooting and repair to any session during this special five-day event.

Tech Coach volunteers will help you system-restore your device and/or run anti-virus and malware software. This may or may not fix your device. If we cannot fix it, we will provide low-cost options in the community.

There are several times and locations—see schedule below.

No appointment or registration necessary.
 
  Monday, October
16
Tuesday, October
17
Wednesday, October
18
Thursday, October
19
Friday, October 20

Plaza Branch

4801 Main St. KCMO

  9:30-11:30 a.m.   6-8 p.m.  

Southeast Branch

6242 Swope Pkwy KCMO

    4-6 p.m.    

Bluford Branch

3050 Prospect Ave. KCMO

9:30-11:30 a.m.   5-7 p.m.   3-5 p.m.

 
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other
The Kansas City Public Library is here to help during a special five-day free event at multiple times and locations!

We will walk you through all 4 of these steps or just the ones you need:

1. Create a Gmail account
2. Create a resume
3. Open an Indeed.com account
4. Search for jobs and apply
* Bonus step—practice interview questions to help you prepare!
 

No appointment or registration necessary.
 
  Monday, October
16
Tuesday, October
17
Wednesday, October
18
Thursday, October
19
Friday, October 20 

Plaza Branch

4801 Main St. KCMO

    1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m.

Southeast Branch

6242 Swope Pkwy KCMO

5-7 p.m. 10 a.m. -12 p.m.   5-7 p.m.  

Bluford Branch

3050 Prospect Ave. KCMO

  4-7 p.m.   1-3 p.m. 3-5 p.m.
 
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime
Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for stories, songs, and plenty of time for play. We talk, sing, read, write and play every day, but Tuesdays are special. Parking is Free!

 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

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.

Monday, June 12, 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.

Monday, September 18, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other
The Kansas City Public Library is here to help during a special five-day free event at multiple times and locations!

We will walk you through all 4 of these steps or just the ones you need:

1. Create a Gmail account
2. Create a resume
3. Open an Indeed.com account
4. Search for jobs and apply
* Bonus step—practice interview questions to help you prepare!
 

No appointment or registration necessary.

 

  Monday, October
16
Tuesday, October
17
Wednesday, October
18
Thursday, October
19
Friday, October 20 

Plaza Branch

4801 Main St. KCMO

    1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m.

Southeast Branch

6242 Swope Pkwy KCMO

5-7 p.m. 10 a.m. -12 p.m.   5-7 p.m.  

Bluford Branch

3050 Prospect Ave. KCMO

  4-7 p.m.   1-3 p.m. 3-5 p.m.
 
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Kids and Teens 18 and under, join us at the Waldo Branch for a free meal provided by Harvesters!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Learn how to make your friends look like Zombies using make up and face paint! For teens.

Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

This high intensity interval training (HIIT) will get you sweating and moving. Get the maximum benefits of exercise with this 45-minute workout.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Punch and kick you way to good health. Fitness champion Nicki Jones will lead you through 10 to 12 rounds of punches, kicks, and cardio exercise that will leave you feeling invigorated and powerful.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Join us every Tuesday at 7 pm on the Children's floor for stories, crafts and a lot of imagination. 7-15 year old Graphic novel fans enjoy meeting up with each other to talk about books as well as get first hand illustrative instruction on how to create, design and illustrate your own comics. Parking is Free!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Don't worry about the weather. Come walk a mile in the comfort of air conditioning. Participants will follow Leslie Sansone DVD's to start their weight loss journey with a gentle paced 1 mile beginner walk program. Participants will increase their heart rate with low impact moves.

Learn what your internet browser can do for you! This class concentrates on the basics of email and navigating the web.

Come with your yoga mat and spend an hour relaxing with the meditative benefits of yoga. For everyone from beginners to experienced.

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.

Terror Tuesdays: Creature Features

Every Tuesday in October and running through Halloween the Central Library is pleased to present Terror Tuesdays: Creature Features! Each Tuesday we'll show a different film with a different terrifying creature. 

Film Rating: 
PG — Parental Guidance Suggested
To Your Health: Wellness Cinema
Writer-director PJ Moynihan explores what is commonly viewed as severe mental illness, or psychosis, chronicling three individual cases over a nearly five-year period. “People can and do recover from even the most severe mental health issues,” Moynihan says, “and that is not the message they are getting from their doctors, or from society in general.”  The To Your Health: Wellness Cinema series features film screenings followed by a discussion.