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

Wednesday, July 22, 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


Wednesday, July 22, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s Super-Eric!!!! Be amazed, amused, confounded and confused as Super-Eric, the Hero of Magic, soars into a library near you. With his quacky, wacky, side-kick waddling close at hand, wielding impressive magical powers, your attention they’ll command. Using mighty feats of telepathy, Bingo will read your mind as they demonstrate magical mysteries of every shape and kind. Extraordinary and engaging, they’re as charming as they are bizarre, spreading smiles and laughs to audiences young and old, near and far.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we play board games and do a variety of crafts. Appropriate for all ages.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.


Wednesday, July 22, 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


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Can a recently announced, 800-room Hyatt hotel, scheduled to open in 2018, boost Kansas City’s convention prospects when it opens? The city has invested heavily in its downtown convention center – from Bartle Hall’s $144 million expansion in the 1990s to a $150 million upgrade completed in 2007 – and yet business has lagged.

Heywood T. Sanders, one of the country’s foremost experts on urban development, notes that KC is not alone. In a discussion of his book, Convention Center Follies: Politics, Power, and Public Investment in American Cities, he notes a nationwide surge in convention center development in the past two decades amid promises of new jobs, private development, and tax revenues. In Boston, Orlando, and elsewhere, the returns have similarly been limited. So why does the building continue?

Sanders is a professor of public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio.