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

Friday, May 20, 2016

Civic leaders and digital literacy practitioners who are committed to ensuring that everyone in the community reaps the benefits of digitally-connected life will convene on May 20 at the Central Library for a morning of discussion, idea-generation and hands-on work.

Building on the success of 2014's Digital Inclusion Summit and 2015's Digital Inclusion Town Hall Meeting, Digital Inclusion KC 2016 will leverage our City’s newfound reputation as a leader in this area to introduce a framework for expanding our impact in the years ahead.


Friday, May 20, 2016

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.


Friday, May 20, 2016

No matter what your limitations, maybe you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, May 20, 2016
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, May 20, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Known as one of Hollywood's greatest Sci-Fi B movies ever made, "The Thing From Another World" is just as much a fun thriller now as it was in 1951. Come see James Arness as a murderous creature loosed from a crashed landed UFO before he donned pistols to keep the peace in "Gunsmoke." B&W Not Rated.


Friday, May 20, 2016

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.


Friday, May 20, 2016
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Kick off the Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program with Kansas City-based kid rocker Jim Cosgrove. This high-energy, interactive show gets the whole family swingin’.


Friday, May 20, 2016

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

The Library’s 2016 Off-the-Wall film series kicks off with Strange Brew (PG, 90 min., 1983), an interpretation of Hamlet on hops. The Canadian McKenzie brothers (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) discover something is rotten in the Elsinore Brewery, don’cha know?

    May 20 – Strange Brew (1983)


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