Thursday, October 19, 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

No matter your limitations, you can still reap the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of exercise. This class is designed to give you a total body workout. Cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:00 am
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
9:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime
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
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, July 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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Join us as we build and create with LEGO bricks. Work toward a construction goal on your own or with a group. Appropriate for ages 5-12. Duplo blocks will be available for younger kids.

Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00 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

Play video games and board games with your friends! For teens and kids.

Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games
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

Are you ready for a change? HIIT is designed to help participants achieve superior fat loss while maintaining muscle. This class alternates between short periods of cardio exercise with less intense recovery periods. You will improve your athletic capacity and condition, improve glucose metabolism and improve fat burning. Bring your own hand weights.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Vamos a leer y discutir diversas obras de literatura en nuestra idioma favorita. Todos los niveles entre intermedio y hablante nativo son bienvenidos!
Let’s read and discuss diverse works of literature in our favorite language. All levels from intermediate to native speaker are welcome!

Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Books

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 basic vocabulary, grammar, and usage. Gain confidence in using English in your daily life.

Learn basic Yoga poses with RYT-200 Instructor Kary Jo Crandall
This class is free. No registration is required

ABsolutely Amazing Abs goes beyond getting a flat belly or a six-pack of abs. There are several benefits associated with abdominal exercises. Attain better posture, increase flexibility in the lower back and improve digestion. Classes will begin with a dynamic stretching warm up. Participants will need to be able to perform floor exercises. Bring a mat.

Doug Bradley
Big Read KC

For many U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, music was the connection between battlefront and homefront and helped them cope with the complexities of the war. And it helped many of those who came home to heal. Author Doug Bradley talks about the popular tunes of the era and plays clips from songs that had significant resonance for those in the field and the veterans who returned home.