All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, all ages

Thursday, May 7, 2015

This month, the Ruiz Readers will be meeting at the Plaza Library at 6:30 p.m. to hear Ruiz Reader member and local author Patrick Dobson speak about his new book, Canoeing The Great Plains.

Afterward, we will discuss our group's book selection, The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez.

Contact Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565 or amymorris@kclibrary.org for more details.


Friday, May 8, 2015

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


Friday, May 8, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, May 8, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, May 8, 2015

Come join us in the spacious Westport Meeting Room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

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


Saturday, May 9, 2015

As a six-year-old child, local artist and gardener Dean Bracy observed what seemed like hundreds of monarch butterflies feeding on a butterfly bush and then roosting in a nearby tree. This fascinating experience began a life-long interest in butterflies for Dean — including painting them, raising them, growing host and nectar plants, studying Monarch migratory patterns and life cycles, and investigating causes for the dwindling butterfly population.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this month, would have left an indelible imprint on filmmaking if he’d stopped with Citizen Kane in 1941. But he would work more than four more decades, accruing 35 big-screen credits as a director and more than 100 as an actor before his death in 1985. Recall, or be introduced to, Welles’ genius with screenings of five of his films in May – curated by John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas.

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


Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come to the library for a special multicultural story time as part of the Diversity in Action initiative. We'll read some bilingual books (English/Spanish), learn some Spanish words, sing a bilingual song, and do some crafts.