Events

August 2015

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June–October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the eighth annual City Market Summer Book Sale, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. At the City Market, 400 Grand St. - North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia. For additional information, contact info@kclibraryfriends.org, or call 816.701.3468.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Professional chef and Kansas City Community Gardens volunteer, Sharon Goldstein, will demonstrate how to fix some favorite dishes in a new and healthy way. This event will include plenty of taste-testing and samples. Topics will include cooking produce from your garden, how to cook with herbs, and healthy eating on a budget.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Today it’s time to make the scene! Stop by Crafts@Central and take fun photos over our very own drawn backgrounds! Photo yourself racing dolphins under the sea, or as an astronaut discovering a new planet! Come by today and leave with your Fun Photo in hand!

Parking is FREE!

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 1:30pm

Hollywood has too often relegated Latino characters to stereotype: the bandido, the buffoon, the harlot, the Latin lover. Not so with the Library’s August film series, Latinos in Cinema.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

It has been a great summer! Come join us for our last BIG event of the Summer this Saturday at the Plaza Library.

Every attendee will be entered in a raffle to win iTunes gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, and one GRAND PRIZE to be announced that night.

There will be video game tournaments, movie marathons, FREE FOOD and drinks, dancing, crafts, Minecraft demos, Roblox groups, giant Jenga games, Magic/YuGiOh games and MORE!

End the Summer at the last Mayor's Nights event of the year!

Free and open to anyone ages 11-18.
6-11 p.m.
Plaza Library
Pick up available at several of our branches with a completed permission slip!

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 2:00pm

Mike Yeates and Andrew Mackey explain how they took an all-but-forgotten home and made it the office site of their business, The Real Estate Store. The home (9550 NE Cookingham Dr) is possibly the oldest in the Kansas City area and a rare early example of Gothic Revival architecture in the Midwest.

The 2015 Kansas City Architecture Series examines how historic buildings in Kansas City’s downtown area have been repurposed and given new life.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:30am - 11:00am

It is hard to keep text and numbers separate, but an Excel spreadsheet can help manage them both. Excel makes it easier to gather, store, and manage all the text, numbers, and charts that are important in personal and business accounts. Click here to register.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A little boy identifies what makes his dog so special.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 6:30pm

Presidential races are the stuff of myth, sometimes literally. Like the 1952 contest between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, both purportedly reluctant candidates who were somewhat out of touch with their campaigns.

Cazenovia College history professor and presidential scholar John Robert Greene, author of The Crusade: The Presidential Election of 1952, sets the record straight in a discussion of the race ultimately won decisively by Eisenhower. The myth makers, he maintains, underrate the political shrewdness of the two men, each of whom wanted to win and recognized that voters were more receptive to a candidate who was “above politics.”

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 6:30pm

History books cast William Clark as a wilderness-braving, 1800s action hero, a partner with Meriwether Lewis in the nearly two-and-a-half-year exploratory expedition that cleared the way for America’s westward expansion. But his ledger entries reveal another, less gallant side.

In a discussion of her new book, historian Jo Ann Trogdon examines Clark’s activities more than five years before his epic journey and presents evidence—gleaned from her examination of his leather-trimmed journal—that links him to a series of treasonous plots dubbed the “Spanish Conspiracy.” It involved corrupt officials who sought to line their pockets with Spanish money and convince American frontier settlers along the Mississippi River to break away from the U.S.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:30am

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

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:30am

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

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Chronic Disease Management Workshop. Open to all adults and free of charge. This workshop would benefit you if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, are living with someone with a chronic disease, or taking care of someone with a chronic disease.

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 6:30pm

The influence of Latinos on America's pastime has increased significantly in the past two decades—they now account for more than a quarter of all players in baseball’s major leagues—and their early struggles and emergence parallel the integration of American society as a whole. The Kansas City Royals, whose current roster features 11 players from Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, epitomize their current prominence.

Adrian Burgos Jr., professor of history, African American studies, and Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois and author of Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line, and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Vice President Raymond Doswell discuss this growing Latino imprint as part of the Latinos in America: 500 Years of History series in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council, under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join the Between the Lines book group for a great discussion each month. This group meets on the first Friday of each month at 12:00pm in the Westport Branch Library Meeting Room. Contact the Westport Branch Library at 816.701.3488 for the group's current reading selection or to reserve your copy of the book!

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:30pm

After five weeks of drama classes the participants in the Young Actors Workshop need an audience.

Enjoy comedic and dramatic performances by children ages 3-17 taught by theatre instructor John Mulvey, who holds a Bachelor of Theatre Arts degree from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Appropriate for all ages.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 11:00am

It’s been a great summer and now it’s time to celebrate! Join us for fun activities that will be enjoyable for the entire family. We’ll also have games, prizes, and snacks.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Being dirty has never been prepared so neatly! Come for a story and a delicious treat! Help make and eat some Oreo dirt and gummy worms!

Parking is FREE!

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 1:30pm

Hollywood has too often relegated Latino characters to stereotype: the bandido, the buffoon, the harlot, the Latin lover. Not so with the Library’s August film series, Latinos in Cinema.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Westport Historical Society Speaker Series seeks to promote and foster public interest in and preserve the significance of local history.

Title of Talk: Thomas Johnson's Story and the History of Fairway, KS

Speaker: Joe Vaughan

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Click here to register.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Rory lives with his father on an island and one day, when his father needs some quiet time, Rory decides to go on an adventure by himself for the first time, unaware that his father is following behind to help.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:00pm

Prepare for the fight of your life! At our weekly meetings we will develop an adventure where your character can decimate your enemies, heal your allies (or not), and live dangerously as you venture further within the Dungeons and Dragons' World.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This group will discuss books and work on quilting projects. Beginners are welcome!

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:30pm

Author Pete Dulin is joined by the Library’s Director of Programming and Marketing Steven Woolfolk and representatives from local breweries Torn Label and Big Rip for a discussion of the local beer scene and Dulin’s book KC Ale Trail.

KC Ale Trail offers a guide to 23 modern breweries and examines the growth of craft brewing in Kansas City and the surrounding area. Dulin also includes interviews with some of the area’s leading craft beer advocates, including Boulevard Creative Director Payton Kelly and Bier Station owner John Couture.

The event is preceded by a reception featuring samples provided by Torn Label and Big Rip.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:30pm

Travel the world without leaving Kansas City.

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Bobbi Baker discusses efforts to re-brand Independence Avenue as Kansas City’s International Market Place.

Independence Avenue is home to a number of ethnic grocers, jewelry and apparel stores, and some of the best restaurants in Kansas City; but many outside of the Northeast have never heard of them, let alone visited.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:30am

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

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come in and play your favorite Wii games and board games with other adults.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:30am

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

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:00pm

Looking to volunteer at your library? Stop by and find out the many ways you can participate to gain the volunteer hours you might need to graduate. We'll collaborate together to plan teen events at the library. Meetings are approximately 1 hour 15 min in length.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

We'll discuss the book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 6:30pm

Former Library of Congress Chief Executive Officer Donald Scott discusses his new memoir Recipient of Grace.

Scott’s story begins as a poor black youth growing up in Hunnewell, Missouri, and concludes with his term as chief operating officer at the Library of Congress. In between, he recounts his service in the U.S. Army and the undercurrent of racial tensions.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00pm

This month's offering is "To Have and to Have Not" featuring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in their first onscreen experience that would lead to more memorable movies together as they ratcheted up the electricity. This thriller is filled with intrigue. A must see.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of interactive art!

Drawing is a fundamental skill that can—and should—be learned by all children. The Young Rembrandts® method teaches drawing while developing visual learning skills that give children ages 3 1/2 to 12 an academic advantage in the classroom.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 1:30pm

Hollywood has too often relegated Latino characters to stereotype: the bandido, the buffoon, the harlot, the Latin lover. Not so with the Library’s August film series, Latinos in Cinema.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

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Sat, 06/13/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (All day)

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.

Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 2:00pm

Journalist and local historian Cindy Higgins presents an illustrated talk about the brewers and breweries of early Kansas, their role in fostering a sense of community within the state’s German enclaves, and their surprising legacy among today’s beer aficionados.

As settlers streamed into Kansas, brewers followed and set up their strange contraptions – “mash tuns” and “wort kettles.” The manufacture of beer was as much art as craft during a time before out-of-state competition, temperance societies, and state prohibition laws killed the budding industry. Kansas boasted more than 90 breweries, fixtures in German communities. Leavenworth had at least six operating at one time in the 1850s.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet with neighbors to discuss and resolve local issues. Open to the public.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you. This class focuses on the basics of online navigation and searching. Click here to register.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A baby owl flies through the night, listening carefully to different sounds as he tries to find mommy owl.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 5:00pm

Prepare for the fight of your life! At our weekly meetings we will develop an adventure where your character can decimate your enemies, heal your allies (or not), and live dangerously as you venture further within the Dungeons and Dragons' World.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:30pm

Bestselling author and former Kansas City Star columnist Joe Posnanski discusses his new book about the most remarkable rivalry and (eventual) friendship in modern golf.

The first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a 17-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at 27, was already the greatest golfer in the world. Tom revered Jack. Jack barely knew who Tom was. But over the next 20 years they battled again and again for championships, a place at the top of the sport, and the title of greatest living golfer.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:30am

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

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come in and play your favorite Wii games and board games with other adults.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:30am

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

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 6:30pm

Kansas City boasts a largely unrecognized importance in the history of the advertising business. Even before 1900, advertising “agents” were emerging and gathering into a professional group, and by 1902 had organized into a club – very possibly the first Ad Club in the nation.

Kansas City, through its entrepreneurial heritage, has been a bastion of independent agencies and major brands, including TWA (whose iconic building Barkley now inhabits), Guy’s Potato Chips, the Rival Crock-Pot, the McDonald’s Happy Meal (courtesy of Bernstein-Rein), and many more.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:00pm

"Desk Set" starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy is a fun romantic comedy film with two classic actors who worked magic together on and off screen. Bunny Watson (Katherine) heads a a major TV network. When Richard (Spencer) is sent in to observe the workings of the department arrives, everyone jumps to the conclusion firings are in the immediate future. Things start to steam up and it goes from there.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:30pm

Sparking the imaginations of children in the Kansas City area since the summer of 2002. Students and adults will have a great time learning the science behind levitation, invisibility, camouflage, and more! Appropriate for all ages.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:45pm

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands.

The fate of the world lies in the hands of a couple of truant air-guitar enthusiasts whose partnership is destined to bring about world peace. Bill and Ted might just save the future—if they can pass high school history class. They have the ultimate study aid, though: a time-traveling phone booth. Starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Marshmallows aren't just good for eating, but good for building! Create your very own personal Marshmallow sculpture! How big of a sculpture can you make!? Stop By Crafts@Central today to find out!

Parking is FREE!

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 1:30pm

Hollywood has too often relegated Latino characters to stereotype: the bandido, the buffoon, the harlot, the Latin lover. Not so with the Library’s August film series, Latinos in Cinema.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Sign up for a free email account and follow along as this tutorial teaches how to send, receive, and organize email. Click here to register.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:30pm

Author Cynthia Bond is joined by the Library’s Director of Readers’ Services Kaite Stover for a discussion of Bond’s debut novel which chronicles the story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from a town desperate to destroy her.

Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby Bell has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York; but when a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, thirty-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 6:30pm

Jessica Neuwirth, founder of the women’s rights organization Equality Now, discusses her new book Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now.

In a series of short, accessible chapters looking at several key areas of sex discrimination recognized by the Supreme Court, Equal Means Equal tells the story of the legal cases that inform the need for an Equal Rights Amendment, along with contemporary cases in which women’s rights are compromised without the protection of an ERA.

Neuwirth has worked with Amnesty International, the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She has lectured for Harvard Law School on women's rights and holds degrees from Harvard Law School and Yale University.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:30am

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

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:30am

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

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:00pm

Compete against other teens on the Wii to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. We'll also have an Xbox 360 system and board games available for when you're waiting for your turn. All game systems will be simultaneously in play until approximately 6:00 pm.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

We'll discuss the book The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:30pm

Award-winning chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts discuss some of the 50 handcrafted recipes included in their new book, Made in America.

These recipes—American classics redefined by easy, chef inspired techniques, quality ingredients, and a love for regional flavors from their Midwestern roots—will soon be the classics you refer to again and again for true Americana cooking. Made in America features recipes sorted by the cooking methods commonly used in American kitchens from daybreak to the bakeshop. Many recipes begin with a childhood memory from Colby or Megan that describes the roots and the journey of each recipe.

The Garrelts are chef-owners of Bluestem in Kansas City and Rye in Leawood.

Co-presented by Andrews McMeel Universal.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:00pm

Classic 50's B movie "The Thing From Another World" makes its appearance at the Waldo branch just to terrify viewers. Pre-Gunsmoke James Arness play the Thing who's UFO has crash landed near an Arctic base of scientists. Terror ensues as they fight for their lives. A must see for 1950's sci-fi film buffs.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

It’s the end of the summer, but don’t forget all the great times you had by designing and decorating your very own clock piece! Get it? Great time...clock! Swing by Crafts@Central today as we cut, collage, and build our own actual working clocks together!

Parking is FREE!

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 1:30pm

Hollywood has too often relegated Latino characters to stereotype: the bandido, the buffoon, the harlot, the Latin lover. Not so with the Library’s August film series, Latinos in Cinema.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

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Sat, 03/28/2015 (All day) - Sun, 09/27/2015 (All day)

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 9:00am

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 6:00pm

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information