Wednesday, October 18, 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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
(All day)
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
9:30 am
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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime
This program is open to any and all library customers regardless of housing status. We meet on the 3rd floor.

September 20: Reconciliation Services
October 18: SAVE INC.
November 15: SCRAPS KC
December 20: Culinary Cornerstones Training Program




Special thanks to Kansas City Community Kitchen for the coffee and pastries each month. 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
10:30 am
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Join us as we follow one of Leslie Sansone's walking videos to get the heart pumping and improve endurance. Exercise contributes to over-all health, including mood and concentration. Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes.
Call 701-3489 to make a reservation.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
12:30 pm
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

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.

Thursday, June 1, 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 11, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other
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
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Crafts

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Create fun DIY Spa items!

Ages 12-18.

Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other
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
Join us for 4 weeks of Mindfulness Meditation Workshops presented by UMKC’s Community Counseling & Assessment Services.
We will meet on the 3rd Floor in the Kauffman Grand Reading Room.

Sessions will be held on:
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8

Participants can attend one session or as many as they would like. 
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Book Group: 
Author: 
Margot Lee Shetterly
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

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.

This 12-week course will help English language learners:
- Learn more about the English language
- Be more confident speaking, listening, and interacting
- Practice conversational English
- Prepare for the citizenship process

Please register by calling Rita Edmonds (816.701.3546) or here: https://goo.gl/forms/QEIKJztGM5GjbSp93

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.

Mark Bowden
Big Read KC

In a discussion of his new book, Mark Bowden (author of the best-seller Black Hawk Down) details one of the most pivotal battles in the Vietnam War. Fought during the Tet Offensive launched by the North Vietnamese in January 1968, the Battle of Hue lasted nearly 24 days, cost 10,000 lives, and gave the North control of the city.