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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
11:00am @ Waldo Branch

Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Do you want a chance to get out from behind your desk and do something just for you? Try out our free yoga class at the library. This basic class is good for beginners and yoga lovers alike.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Find your voice. Share your voice. Create your own story. Design a website or a game. Produce a podcast or a web series. Create! Create! Create! Open to youth ages 13-18. Facebook.com/kcdml, @KCDML.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This month, teens are invited to a series of free films based on popular Young Adult novels.

In the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Midwest’s small towns have produced the entrepreneurial likes of Henry Ford, George Washington Carver, and Walt Disney; artists and entertainers such as Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Carl Sandburg, and Johnny Carson; and political titans William McKinley, William Jennings Bryan, and Ronald Reagan.

In a discussion of his new book, Small Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America, author John E. Miller explores the lives of those and other notables and the small-town environments from which they came. In their stories, as Miller tells them, all appear in a new light – unique in their backgrounds and accomplishments, united only in the way their lives reveal the persisting, shaping power of place.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

For those busy families who can't make it to the library during the day, this evening story time is perfect for you. We will read books, sing songs, and have a fun craft.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free and parking in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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


Wednesday, August 13, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A new yoga class with "The Yoga Guy" is starting at Westport! We will be learning yoga basics, but all levels are welcome! Come learn to exercise, relax, and play with yoga. *Please bring your own mat.*