Events

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

July 2016

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Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/03/2016 (All day)

Enter the untamed world of Dav Pilkey – creator of George, Harold, and the super-powered Captain Underpants – through this imaginative, 16-foot “pop-up book” created by team at Kansas City’s interactive The Rabbit Hole.
On display at other Library locations:

Tuesday, July 5 - Sunday, July 10 | L. H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17 | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Monday, July 18 - Sunday, July 24 | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sat, 05/28/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/03/2016 (All day)

As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, "The apparel oft proclaims the man."

The play, too. No less distinctive than the Bard's timeless text is the look of Shakespearean stage productions, drawing from the fashions of his Elizbethan Age and the 400 years since he wrote his plays.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 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, 07/01/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:00am

Build and create with LEGO bricks. Ages 8-12.

Duplo blocks will be available for younger siblings.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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, 07/01/2016 - 12:00pm

This tense drama about a platoon of soldiers captured in the Korean War who are brainwashed, finding themselves lost in a maze of twisted false memories leading to a political assasination plot will leave you on the edge of your seats. Starring Frank Sinatra and Oscar nominated Angela Lansbury, "The Manchurian Candidate" is rated PG-13. 1962 B&W

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

The perfect time to check out the Captain Underpants Pop-Up Exhibit! In addition to the Rabbit Hole's 16-foot "pop-up" book, you'll have a chance to design a superhero cape of your own and take a picture in our Superhero Selfie photo booth. Capes while supplies last only!

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Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/03/2016 (All day)

Enter the untamed world of Dav Pilkey – creator of George, Harold, and the super-powered Captain Underpants – through this imaginative, 16-foot “pop-up book” created by team at Kansas City’s interactive The Rabbit Hole.
On display at other Library locations:

Tuesday, July 5 - Sunday, July 10 | L. H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17 | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Monday, July 18 - Sunday, July 24 | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sat, 05/28/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/03/2016 (All day)

As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, "The apparel oft proclaims the man."

The play, too. No less distinctive than the Bard's timeless text is the look of Shakespearean stage productions, drawing from the fashions of his Elizbethan Age and the 400 years since he wrote his plays.

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

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

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 1:30pm

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.

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Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/03/2016 (All day)

Enter the untamed world of Dav Pilkey – creator of George, Harold, and the super-powered Captain Underpants – through this imaginative, 16-foot “pop-up book” created by team at Kansas City’s interactive The Rabbit Hole.
On display at other Library locations:

Tuesday, July 5 - Sunday, July 10 | L. H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17 | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Monday, July 18 - Sunday, July 24 | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Sat, 05/28/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/03/2016 (All day)

As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, "The apparel oft proclaims the man."

The play, too. No less distinctive than the Bard's timeless text is the look of Shakespearean stage productions, drawing from the fashions of his Elizbethan Age and the 400 years since he wrote his plays.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 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, 07/05/2016 - 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, 07/05/2016 - 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, 07/05/2016 - 10:00am

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, 07/05/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 1:15pm

Bring your mat and spend an hour stretching and relaxing in a meditative environment. This class is for everyone, from beginners to those who have been doing yoga for a long time.

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Not all spam comes in a can! In this class we will learn what a user name is and what makes a good password, and then use this information to set up an email account. We'll learn to send emails and delete emails. We'll also learn what spam is and how to respond to it in a safe way.

Click here to register.

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:00pm

You will be designated an area for your creations that can be a maximum of three rows thick and as wide as you need. Every week will feature a different mystery challenge to focus your energies. Will you be challenged to build a superhero themed character or your favorite snack item? Come and find out!

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Create your own games and learn new ones! Something new each week!

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:30am

Read about a worm, a tree and much more. We’ll explore nature!
Appropriate for ages 8 and younger.

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:00pm

Come enjoy playing board games with friends and doing crafts.

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 6:00pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Are you trying to break in to the world of self publishing? Join us for a presentation from local author Dennis "D.C." Weiser, who has been self publishing online since 2005. Weiser will share his unique experiences from the field of self publishing, as well as talk about several of his own books and materials. Weiser's latest book, The Empire Recoils: The Darker Side of Patriarchy in Bram Stoker's DRACULA, is a work of non-fiction and is in the process of being published this summer.

Wednesday July 6th, 2016
Westport Branch Library

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 6:30pm

Kansas City’s Mark English was a top magazine illustrator for more than four decades, his work appearing in TIME, Sports Illustrated, Redbook, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. The former Hallmark artist in residence also has designed 13 stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come in and play your favorite Wii games with other adults. Have fun while getting some exercise at the same time!

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 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, 07/07/2016 - 1:00pm

In this 60-minute workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the components of a budget
  • Take a snapshot of your finances
  • Implement everyday savings
  • Set and achieve financial goals
Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:00pm

Come watch the movie, Shrek, with us. It is rated PG and is 90 minutes long.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Open to all adults and free of charge. This workshop would benefit you if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, are living with someone with diabetes, or taking care of someone with diabetes.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Get ready for NaNoWriMo in November with Camp NaNoWriMo in July! Join us for an hour-long write-in session for teens where you can write, do word sprints, compete with each other, talk about writing projects, and share ideas for NaNoWriMo in November.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:30pm

Derek Cressman has fought for more than 20 years to remove big money from politics, among other things seeking reversal of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. That U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2010 sharply eased limits on political and campaign spending by corporations and labor unions, deeming the restrictions as abridgments of free speech.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 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, 07/08/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connect with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and of course, live animals.

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tommy is a big kid that shows up to watch his Uncle Fumpernutter perform his magic show. When no one can find Uncle Fumpernutter, Tommy takes over. Unfortunately, Tommy's never done magic before, but with the help of the kids and the Magician's Handbook, everyone has a great time.

Parking is free!

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:00pm

A hobo found in a scavenger hunt becomes a wealthy family's butler in this screwball comedy, "My Man Godfrey." Starring Carole Lombard and William Powell. 1936 B&W

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 2:00pm

Main Event Entertainment will offer tips, and interesting info about the history of bowling. Those that attend will be entered into a drawing for passes to Main Event.
Appropriate for all ages.

Registration is requested. To reserve your seat, please call 816.701.3483.

For more information about Main Event Entertainment, visit their website at: http://www.mainevent.com/

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 6:30pm

Kids in the audience help Tommy Diaz’ alter ego, Tommy Terrific, save the day when Uncle Fumpernutter fails to show up for a magic show. It’s an enchanting, laugh-out-loud experience.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch on July 9 as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with the dog.

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

It's the latest suburban adventure - keeping laying hens in your own backyard. You no longer have to live on a farm to own chickens!

Join Christine Shuck, writer, artist, community educator, and owner of the Deadly Nightshade Farm, along with her favorite hen, Little Miss Crankyfoot (don't worry - she's as sweet as can be), and learn about the basics of good chicken care, their behaviors, the benefits, and how to start your own backyard flock!

Admission is FREE.

To register, call Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565, or go to:

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

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

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 11:00am

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 1:30pm

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Based off of the comic book series Lumberjanes – The MO Parks Department will be hosting a campout at the Plaza Library! Teens will have the chance to earn badges just like in summer camp. Learn archery and earn the Robyn Hood badge, face your stage fright with the Space Jamboree badge, and see if your words can earn you the title Pungeon Master! There are many more badges and big prizes to those who can collect them all! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 2:00pm

Elmer Boillot and Jesse Lauck designed houses in the Coleman Highlands, Sunset Hills and Country Club District neighborhoods, including The Walnuts. They were also responsible for the Phillips Hotel and parts of Unity Village.

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 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, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:30pm

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:00pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 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, 07/12/2016 - 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, 07/12/2016 - 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, 07/12/2016 - 10:00am

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, 07/12/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Need a bicycle? This program is designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program results in a free bicycle! You need to attend all four workshops on July 12,13,19 and 20th to get a bike.

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

BikeWalkKC's Earn-a-bike Programis designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program will get you a free bicycle.

You may contact BikeWalkKC at education@bikewalkkc.org

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 1:15pm

Bring your mat and spend an hour stretching and relaxing in a meditative environment. This class is for everyone, from beginners to those who have been doing yoga for a long time.

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Would you like to have your resume ready anytime and almost where you go in the world? With Google drive you can, and much more. In this introductory class we will explain cloud storage, uploading and downloading to Google drive and sharing files with other Google users.

Basic computer skills and a Gmail account is recommended.

Please CLICK HERE to register

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:00pm

Your monster slaying abilities will be put to the ultimate test, as you attempt to fight your way to earn fame. In doing so, you will have to decide: do you want a saddle? Will you craft or buy your items?

These decisions are yours to make, so choose wisely and get ready to shoot chop and slice your way through to THE END. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Create your own games and learn new ones! Something new each week!

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:30pm

On the eve of the 12th annual KC Fringe Festival – an 11-day performing and visual arts extravaganza spread across multiple Kansas City venues – some of its hottest acts deliver a special preview. Pizza and beer are served.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:00am

Award-winning Saint Louis kids’ rocker, Babaloo, performs his one-man musical
comedy act for children of all ages. Be ready for a high-energy, interactive, fun filled experience at the Kansas City Public Library!

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Need a bicycle? This program is designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program results in a free bicycle! You need to attend all four workshops on July 12,13,19 and 20th to get a bike.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

BikeWalkKC's Earn-a-bike Programis designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program will get you a free bicycle.

You may contact BikeWalkKC at education@bikewalkkc.org

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:00pm

In this 60-minute workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the components of a budget
  • Take a snapshot of your finances
  • Implement everyday savings
  • Set and achieve financial goals
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:00pm

Come enjoy playing board games with friends and doing crafts.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Bring your own device to a class where we will learn about our e-book and audiobook service, Overdrive. We’ll start by downloading the Overdrive App to your computer or device. We will then learn how to use Overdrive to search for an item and download it to your device. There will be time for individual help for attendees.

Click here to reigster for the class.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Calling all young Lego fans! Test your skills with building challenges here. For ages 7-12.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:30pm

Rob Compton – aka award-winning St. Louis kids’ rocker Babaloo – delivers wacky tunes and antics that keep everyone energized and laughing. This is an all ages event.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:00pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:30pm

Traditionalists might blanch, but for some, the identity of William Shakespeare is not positively decided.

They have trouble squaring the Bard’s works with the life of the presumed author from Stratford-upon-Avon, holding that only an aristocrat – which he was not – could have penned such elevated prose. But if he didn’t, who did? Felicia Hardison Londré, the Curators’ Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is among those who point to Edward De Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, a flamboyant courtier poet of the time and a theater and literary patron.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Join us at the Westport Branch Library for a calming coloring environment just for grown ups. Some materials will be available for use, but bringing your own supplies is encouraged!

Wednesdays this Summer
June 22nd, July 13th, and August 24th
6:30pm-7:45pm
Westport Branch Library Meeting Room
118 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.701.3488

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Award-winning Saint Louis kids’ rocker, Babaloo, performs his one-man musical
comedy act for children of all ages. Be ready for a high-energy, interactive, fun filled experience at the Kansas City Public Library!

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 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, 07/14/2016 - 2:00pm

Award-winning Saint Louis kids' rocker, Babaloo, performs his one-man musical comedy act for children of all ages. Be ready for a high-energy, interactive, fun-filled experience at the Kansas City Public Library!

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 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, 07/14/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Open to all adults and free of charge. This workshop would benefit you if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, are living with someone with diabetes, or taking care of someone with diabetes.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Get ready for NaNoWriMo in November with Camp NaNoWriMo in July! Join us for an hour-long write-in session for adults where you can write, do word sprints, compete with each other, talk about writing projects, and share ideas for NaNoWriMo in November.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 6:30pm

One of Kansas City’s greatest entrepreneurial success stories traces back to a picnic table in Loose Park in the late 1970s, when Cliff Illig sat down with colleague Neal Patterson and sketched out the original plans for Cerner Corporation. They now head one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of electronic health record systems in the world, and have deepened their imprint on the region through ownership of soccer’s Sporting Kansas City and involvement in an array of civic, educational, and entrepreneurial initiatives.

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 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, 07/15/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John helps young audience members explore the history. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:00am

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere! Join us as we play with bubbles.
Appropriate for all ages.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:00pm

A classic Sci-Fi movie from the 1950's, "When Worlds Collide" is a look forward to the apocalyptic genre of today. With the discovery of a distant planet on a course to collide with the earth, humans must pull together and find a way to survive by building a spaceship to find another world to colonize. 1951 Color

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Race down to the Central Library Third Fridays and Saturdays in June and July at 1pm for kids programs guaranteed to entertain and spark the imagination. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, challenges both mental and physical, and a little friendly competition. Ages 4-14.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy some of your favorite online and board games at the Ruiz Branch on the third Friday of each month. Join your pals for a friendly game of LIFE, SORRY, Apples to Apples, or any other game in our collection. The computers will be available for online games as well.
For ages 12-18, and a parental permission form must be signed.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Explore the world of Table Top Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! We will be playing Paranoia, Pandemic, King of Tokyo, Settlers of Catan 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 it with new friends!

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:30pm

The St. Louis-based indie pop/surf band Fire Dog has spread positive, dance-inducing vibrations since 2006. The group just released its fifth family-friendly album (and first specifically for kids) appropriately titled “For the Kids.”

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 8:45pm

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

The Bard goes to boarding school in She’s the Man (PG-13, 75 min., 2006), a teenage Twelfth Night tale. Viola (Amanda Bynes) disguises herself as her twin brother to make the soccer team; but things get complicated as she falls for a teammate (Channing Tatum).

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Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 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, 07/16/2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

42 History was made in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African-American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, and Harrison Ford
This feature film is rated PG-13 and runs 128 min.

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:30pm

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 1:00pm

Race down to the Central Library Third Fridays and Saturdays in June and July at 1pm for kids programs guaranteed to entertain and spark the imagination. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, challenges both mental and physical, and a little friendly competition. Ages 4-14.

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 1:30pm

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

KCPT will be on hand to teach how to shoot video, record good audio, edit, effectively use social media, and how those videos they see become viral. Teens will work on creating memes and learn from Youtube stars and celebrity bloggers as well as documentarians to see how much digital media can impact the world. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 2:00pm

Henry F Hoit designed many of Kansas City’s most iconic commercial and residential buildings, including the Kansas City Power & Light Building, the Kansas City Athletic Club, and the Bell Telephone Building. His relationship with R.A. Long resulted in the design of Corinthian Hall, Longview Farm, and the R.A. Long Building.

Susan Jezak Ford, architectural historian, researcher and preservation consultant, discusses Hoit’s career in the final installment of the Library’s 2016 Kansas City Architecture Series.

2016 Architecture Series events:

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 2:00pm

The 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City was historic – the last major U.S. political convention in which the presidential nomination was decided onsite. Days of debate, deals, and handshakes ended with incumbent Gerald Ford pulling out a narrow victory over former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, and the intense deliberations extended to the selection of Kansas Sen. Bob Dole as Ford’s running mate.

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 2:00pm

This time nearly a century ago, Kansas City was approaching what local historian Joelouis Mattox calls the "Gloomy Years" – a nearly four-decade period in which African Americans were subjected to bigotry and discrimination. They could not stay at “white” hotels and motels, eat at downtown restaurants, ride in Yellow taxis, or use Swope Park’s whites-only swimming pool or golf course. Only once a year were they granted admission to Fairyland Amusement Park at 75th and Prospect.

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:30am

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:00pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 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, 07/19/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connect with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and of course, live animals!

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:00am

Kids can enjoy a variety of activities introducing them to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Rockin' Rob brings together a tradition and original style of children's music, mixing folk, a cappella, oldies, blues, freestyle, doo wop, gospel, and rock 'n' roll. Educating and interacting with children through the benefits of music, movement, storytelling, and FUN is not only a passion, but a mission.

Parking is free!

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Need a bicycle? This program is designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program results in a free bicycle! You need to attend all four workshops on July 12,13,19 and 20th to get a bike.

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

BikeWalkKC's Earn-a-bike Programis designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program will get you a free bicycle.

You may contact BikeWalkKC at education@bikewalkkc.org

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:15pm

Bring your mat and spend an hour stretching and relaxing in a meditative environment. This class is for everyone, from beginners to those who have been doing yoga for a long time.

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Create your own games and learn new ones! Something new each week!

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 6:30pm

The 2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect, a curated outdoor exhibition staged in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, features 25 temporary artworks and performances in Oppenstein and Ilus Davis parks and at stops along KC’s new streetcar route.

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 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, 07/20/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:30am

It’s time to shake, wiggle, and dance! This storytime will keep your head bopping and your toes tapping.
Appropriate for ages 8 and younger.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 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, 07/20/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Need a bicycle? This program is designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program results in a free bicycle! You need to attend all four workshops on July 12,13,19 and 20th to get a bike.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

BikeWalkKC's Earn-a-bike Programis designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program will get you a free bicycle.

You may contact BikeWalkKC at education@bikewalkkc.org

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:00pm

Come enjoy playing board games with friends and doing crafts.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. One Minion named Kevin, however, has a plan, and he and two of his Minions cohorts venture out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:00pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

LinkedIn is a social network that allows professionals to search for jobs, join groups, research companies, and network with other people in their field. Learn how to create a LinkedIn account and use it effectively. Class will be held in room 311. Call to sign up for the class at 816.701.3434 or click here.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:30pm

Shakespeare’s Scribe by Gary Blackwood.
Drop by the Central Youth Services desk at the Central Library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.
For ages 8-12.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The third Wednesday of each month at the Westport Branch Library is Wacky! Kids ages 3-10 are invited to join us for stories, activities, and games in the large meeting room.

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 9:30am

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

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come in and play your favorite Wii games with other adults. Have fun while getting some exercise at the same time!

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:30am

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

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 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, 07/21/2016 - 2:00pm

With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connect with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and, of course, live animals.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Move beyond the basics of Excel with this class. Advance formatting and dropdown lists will be some of the topics covered. Call 816-701-3434 or click here to register.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00pm

ompete 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, 07/21/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Open to all adults and free of charge. This workshop would benefit you if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, are living with someone with diabetes, or taking care of someone with diabetes.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 6:30pm

Michael S. Neiberg, a history professor and Chair of War Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, goes inside the conference in a discussion of his book Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. It won the Truman Library Institute’s 2016 Harry S. Truman Book Award.

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 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, 07/22/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00am

Mad Science will bring to life an interactive Rube Goldberg Machine™ that will set off a series of hilarious chain reactions with a simple goal in mind: To open a book. What better way to inspire a child’s life-long adventure in the world of books and literature!

Appropriate for all ages.

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Kansas City YOUth Fringe Festival presents the StoneLion Puppet Theatre!

THE TOY BOX - an interactive play from the Stonelion Puppets!

Stuffed bears, dancing rabbits, jack-in-the–boxes, swinging sock monkeys, space aliens and more. What will come out of StoneLion’s toy box next? A journey through memories as these delightful trick marionettes remind you of childhood days. Audience participation and just plain fun.

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

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

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 12:30pm

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:30pm

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:30pm

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Teens on the Fringe is the youth component of the Kansas City Fringe Festival and will be featuring performances by spoken word artists, musicians, dancers, and actors from all over Kansas City. We will also be featuring short films from local teens and providing acting and improv workshops. We welcome any teens who have the desire to take the stage to come and show us what you’ve got! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Interested in having fun? Join us in the Art Spot and in the middle of the Children’s Area where artists like Aaron Sutton will be hosting a painting party (yup paint). Stonelion Puppets will be crafting finger puppets, and much more. There will be MORE fun than you can imagine! (PS: bring your parents they get to paint and hoop too) Come and go as you please.

Presented by Kansas City YOUth Fringe Festival. All activities will be in the Art Spot and the Kid Corner.

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 6:00pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 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, 07/26/2016 - 10:00am

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, 07/26/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us as we learn to speak basic Spanish.

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:15pm

Bring your mat and spend an hour stretching and relaxing in a meditative environment. This class is for everyone, from beginners to those who have been doing yoga for a long time.

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Would you like to have your resume ready anytime and almost where you go in the world? With Google drive you can, and much more. In this introductory class we will explain cloud storage, uploading and downloading to Google drive and sharing files with other Google users.

Basic computer skills and a Gmail account is recommended.

Please CLICK HERE to register

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Create your own games and learn new ones! Something new each week!

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:30pm

Many Americans see life in Cuba in black and white terms, as either a David-vs.-Goliath story of survival over nearly 50 years or constant oppression by a Communist dictatorship.

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 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, 07/27/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 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, 07/27/2016 - 11:30am

In this 60-minute workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the components of a budget
  • Take a snapshot of your finances
  • Implement everyday savings
  • Set and achieve financial goals
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:00pm

Come watch the movie, Disney's Sleeping Beauty, with us. It is rated G and is 75 minutes long.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Bring your own device to a class where we will learn about our e-book and audiobook service, Overdrive. We’ll start by downloading the Overdrive App to your computer or device. We will then learn how to use Overdrive to search for an item and download it to your device. There will be time for individual help for attendees.

Click here to register for the class.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

This Yoga session is for those teens who have no idea what Yoga is all about. We will have mats for you and it is very important that wear loose fitting , comfortable clothes. Get in the Game and discover the relaxing art of Yoga.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:00pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn about the basics of Facebook by attending a short presentation. Then create an account to get the hands on experience you need to kick start your Facebook profile. The class will be held in room 311. Call to sign up for the class at 816.701.3434 or click here.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for a screening of the documentary Design Disruptors, in which viewers enter the world of more than 15 industry-toppling companies – valued at more than $1 trillion combined – with one unifying advantage: The transformative power of design.

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

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

Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 9:30am

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

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come in and play your favorite Wii games with other adults. Have fun while getting some exercise at the same time!

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:30am

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

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 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, 07/28/2016 - 2:00pm

Come watch the movie, Disney's Robin Hood, with us. It is rated G and is 83 minutes long.

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 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, 07/29/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Becoming an Olympian takes lots of planning and training. The Smile Olympics makes it high energy fun. Set to the music of the world, players participate in games to emphasize healthy habits in eating and exercise.

Parking is free!

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 6:30pm

Mad Science of Greater Kansas City activates an interactive Rube Goldberg machine – an over-complicated contraption that uses a chain reaction to accomplish a very simple task. In this case, it’s to get you to open a book. Great for all ages!

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 1:30pm

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 2:00pm

Jane Austen remains famous today for Pride and Prejudice and other novels in which she reflects on the life of the British land gentry at the end of the 18th century. Critics often say she did so at the expense of more meaningful commentary on the politics of the day.

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Sun, 07/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/28/2016 (All day)

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Sat, 06/11/2016 (All day) - Sun, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 2:00pm

From its early days as a cowtown – a jumping-off point to the West and shipping center for meat and wheat – Kansas City not only grew into a Midwest manufacturing and commercial hub. It also blossomed into a cultural center. During a time of rapid change in popular music, the sounds of military marches gave way in the city to syncopated ragtime and lively jazz.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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