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Thursday, October 9, 2014

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PLEASE NOTE: This is not a free event. Admission for dinner and the program is $15 for students, $25 for adults, and $45 for couples. Registration is required.

Dinner: 6 p.m. • Program: 6:30 p.m.

In an age of crippling political divisiveness, Allan Katz has a plan. Gather people with opposing viewpoints in a comfortable setting. Share a meal. And rationally, respectfully talk out the most pressing issues of the day.

Katz, a University of Missouri-Kansas City professor and former U.S. ambassador to Portugal, has helped make it work in Florida and California. Now, he introduces the initiative he co-founded — The Village Square — to Kansas City, moderating a discussion among national and local decision-makers that touches on issues ranging from tax incentives to immigration and addresses the cost of impasse arising from incivility.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, October 10, 2014

The Butler - starring Danny Strong, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and John Cusak

This movie was inspired by the true story of Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Need a last minute card? From making a customize greeting card to creating a sign this class can be of help. Learn the basics of this popular desktop publishing program. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Attention all Minecraft users ages 12-18! We need your help to construct a group community in Minecraft. The Digital Media Lab will provide the equipment for participants to build and teach others how to use Minecraft. Together we will build our neighborhoods with the vision we create. This group will meet every Friday from 3-5 through the end of October.


Friday, October 10, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Join in a Mustache Baby party!

Bridget Heos’ book about a curiously mustachioed newborn is one of 10 nominated for the Missouri Library Association’s Building Block Picture Book Award. Kids can meet the Kansas City author, learn more about her book, play games, and make crafts. Don’t forget to bring a camera for a Mustache Baby photo op.

Recommended for kids preschool and older.


Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

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 each month between September 2014 and April 2015 (excluding December and January) 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.


Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Learn the basic functions of your computer such as using the mouse and keyboard. This class also offers insights into software and hardware components. Registration is required. Call 816-701-3488 to register.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!