Friday, October 20, 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

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Friday, March 31, 2017
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

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
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

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

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

Teens can come and play video games and board games every third Friday at Ruiz! Enjoy pizza, Minecraft challenges, board game tournaments, Wii games, and more.

This event is after Library hours and requires prior parent permission to attend. Permission slips are available at the Ruiz desk or in the Ruiz teen area.

Friday, October 20, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

Explore the world of Table Top Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! We will be playing Order of the Stick, MTG, King of Tokyo, Gloom and Small world. Game availability will vary depending on our game sponsors. If you have a great table top game at home please bring it and share with new friends!

Friday, February 16, 2018
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Games

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

No matter what your limitations, maybe 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.

Now is the time to compare plans, check your insurance coverage, and lower your Medicare-related costs. CLAIM (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselors will be available at the Ruiz Library from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, October 20 to help answer your questions and put the Medicare pieces together for you. Walk-ins and appointments welcome. 1-800-390-3330.

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.

Open Enrollment is October 15-December 7.

Now is the time to:
  • Compare plans
  • Check your insurance coverage
  • Lower your Medicare-related costs

CLAIM counselors are available by appointment to sit down with you one-on-one to look at your current Part D plan and see what changes may occur in 2018.  They will also explore whether there may be more cost effective plans available to you.

Call CLAIM to schedule an appointment at 1.800.390.3330.  Walk ins are also welcome.

Counselors will be available at the following:

Friday, October 20  |  1 – 3 p.m.
Ruiz Branch, 2017 W. Pennway St., KCMO

Monday, October 23  |  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St., KCMO

Monday, October 30  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., KCMO

Friday, November 3  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., KCMO

Monday, November 20  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd., KCMO


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Computer Questions?

Get help on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. as well as Fridays from 3-5 p.m. at Plaza Branch.
Se habla español.

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Computers will be available or bring your own device.

Tech Coaches now available to answer your questions about:
  • Microsoft Word or Excel
  • the internet
  • email
  • formatting a resume
  • online applications
  • syncing your smartphone
  • and so much more!
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Sci-Fi Friday

A tense and suspenseful film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who wakes up in the body of another man. He discovers he is a part of a government program called Source Code that enables him to occupy another person's body the last eight minutes of their life. His mission is to find a terrorist before a deadly attack in downtown Chicago. 2011 Color.

Film Rating: 
PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned
Wade Davis
Noted explorer, anthropologist, and best-selling author Wade Davis illuminates the dangers inherent in challenging the Mount Everest in Into the Silence, the definitive story of the party of British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives on Everest in 1924. Two, including famed climber George Mallory, were lost on the expedition.
Noted explorer, anthropologist, and best-selling author Wade Davis illuminates the dangers inherent in challenging the Mount Everest in Into the Silence, the definitive story of the party of British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives on Everest in 1924. Two, including famed climber George Mallory, were lost on the expedition.
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
Friday Night Family Fun
Kansas City-area entertainers Jay and Leslie Cady have been delighting fans young and old since 1980. They’re off and running again, delivering a lively mix of circus skills, funny fables, and audience participation.