The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch the second Saturday in June (June 13) and the second Saturday in July (July 11) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.
Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!
What’s that in the sky! Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, wait! It’s your awesome hand made kite soaring through the sky! Drop by Central Branch today to create, build, and color your very own kite for that windy summer day!
The HEAR Now Festival—the audio equivalent of a film festival—returns to Kansas City to celebrate storytelling in all its forms: live and scripted solo performances, multi-voiced performance, classic radio drama, experimental narrative, and more.
Not everybody was keen on the idea of Father’s Day when a Washington state woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, began campaigning for an equivalent to Mother’s Day in the early 1900s. Some saw it as mushy and unmanly. Others deemed it a commercial grab. But it caught on and finally became a federal holiday—observed the third Sunday in June—in 1972.
In observance, the Library screens four films this month that offer a lighthearted look at fatherhood.
Comedian Bob Hope appeared in six dozen feature films over a professional career that stretched more than 60 years, most often playing the part of the brash, blustering coward. The Library screens four of them—curated by Time magazine theater critic and Kansas City native Richard Zoglin—on Sundays in June.
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.
Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge (SPARK) partners with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the Kansas City Public Library, to offer a series of lectures on HASF’s summer production of King Lear presented in Southmoreland Park, June 16 - July 5, 2015.
The lectures take place on five consecutive Mondays in June in Cohen Center on the lower level of the Plaza Branch.