Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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, January 3, 2017
9:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

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, January 3, 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, September 27, 2016
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

This group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Mt. Washington Senior Apartments, located at 570 S. Evanston in Independence, Mo. Books provided by the Sugar Creek branch of the Kansas City Public Library, with discussions moderated by Mary Roberson.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
2:30 pm
Audience: 
Adults

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

Tuesday, September 5, 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!

Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
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, March 21, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Explore the world of modern Tabletop Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! Come for fun, to meet new people and to face challenges that will test your problem solving and teamwork skills. Open 6th-12th graders. Games include Ticket to Ride, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Forbidden Island, Love Letter, Mysterium, King of Tokyo, and more!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

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, March 21, 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, August 8, 2017
7:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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

Thursday, January 5, 2017
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Don't worry about the weather. Come walk a mile in the comfort of air conditioning. Participants will follow Leslie Sansone DVDs 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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:00 am to 11:00 am

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Computer Questions?

Get help on Tuesdays and  Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Waldo Branch. 
 
Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Computers will be available or bring your own.
 
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!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
1:15 pm

Want to go beyond the automatic settings on your digital camera? Bring your camera and join fellow photographers in this four-week Learning Circle covering the Digital Photography 101 course from Universal Class. Tuesdays in November 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Central Library in room 311. To register for the class, click here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense

For November, Cinema Tuesday is celebrating the best of Alfred Hitchcock - the Master of Suspense!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Film Rating: 
PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned
The Plaza Branch invites you to join us for an evening of holiday fun! Expert librarians from around the metro area come together to suggest great books that make great gifts for all kinds of readers; then stick around for live music, family activities, light refreshments, and more.   
The Plaza Branch invites you to join us for an evening of holiday fun! Expert librarians from around the metro area come together to suggest great books that make great gifts for all kinds of readers; then stick around for live music, family activities, light refreshments, and more.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Program: 
6:00 pm
John Freeman, Whitney Terrell
Writers at Work

Award-winning writer, critic, and editor John Freeman joins Writers at Work series organizer Whitney Terrell in a public conversation about Freeman’s two latest releases, the anthology Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, and his first collection of poetry, Maps.

Award-winning writer, critic, and editor John Freeman joins Writers at Work series organizer Whitney Terrell in a public conversation about Freeman’s two latest releases, the anthology Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, and his first collection of poetry, Maps.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Program: 
6:30 pm
To Your Health: Wellness Cinema
Visionaries including Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit Music & Memory, buck a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. This uplifting exploration of music and the mind was the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award winner. The To Your Health: Wellness Cinema series features film screenings followed by a discussion.
Visionaries including Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit Music & Memory, buck a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. This uplifting exploration of music and the mind was the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award winner. The To Your Health: Wellness Cinema series features film screenings followed by a discussion.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Program: 
6:30 pm