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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word and how to create letters and professional looking documents using this word processing program. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

With bare cupboards and empty bellies, three hungry cats make a cunning plan. All they need is a penguin.
Can the penguin escape and be home in time for dinner?


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

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.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

Introduces the World Wide Web, search engines, and basic search strategies. Attendees must have taken Computer Basics. Registration required. 816-701-3486.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
11:00am @ Waldo Branch

This class is geared toward both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. Come and learn relaxation skills while engaging in non-aerobic exercise every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, act out scenes, craft and play games. Ages 8-11.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
book jacket

Oh My Teen discusses Splintered by A.G. Howard. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thirty years ago Eddy Harris took a solo canoe trip down the Mississippi River. The result was the acclaimed Mississippi Solo: A River Quest.

As he prepares a second journey down the big river, Harris discusses his past and present and the changes the intervening years have wrought — on the river, on the country, and on himself.

Harris’ penetrating accounts of his travels — among them Native Stranger and Still Life in Harlem — center on his own identity and the identity of blacks in general, and how places either embrace or alienate black culture.


Wednesday, May 14, 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 garage is free to ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Be sure to bring your little one for fun activities and playtime! This playgroup offers a chance to develop early literacy skills for children ages three months to five years old. Stop by anytime between 10:30-11:30am.

Various activities will be stationed around the room, allowing you to move at your child’s pace. We’ll incorporate The Every Child Ready to Read initiative’s five key areas of early reading skills that are indicators of future reading success: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.