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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Like so many others in the late 1930s, the young black Americans who would become known as the Tuskegee Airmen were eager for military service as the war in Europe and Asia intensified. What set them apart was that they wanted to fight as pilots, something that black people had never been allowed to do. Many applied to U.S. Army Air Corps’ training program, but all initially were rejected.

Carol Anderson, associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University, recounts their experience as part of a discussion on civil rights and World War II.


Friday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2015

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.


Friday, September 25, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, September 25, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

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


Saturday, September 26, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

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


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Two of youth literature’s best-known authors discuss their new books—Daniel Handler’s Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? and Brian Selznick’s highly anticipated The Marvels—and their overall works.

Co-presented by Reading Reptile and co-sponsored by The Rabbit Hole.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Two metro-area landmarks, the stainless steel-spired Temple and the domed Auditorium, accentuate the world headquarters of the Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri.

Formerly called the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the denomination emerged after the 1844 death of Mormon prophet and leader Joseph Smith Jr. A significant faction of followers formed the RLDS, and Joseph Smith III later accepted its presidency. Including an opposition to polygamy, the younger Smith and his successors navigated a difficult course for decades between Utah Mormonism and mainstream Christianity.

Drawing from his recent two-volume history The Journey of a People, historian Mark Scherer traces the early history of the Community of Christ, its restoration and reorganization, and the subsequent search for a separate identity.


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