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

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Two American originals—baseball and musical comedy—meet in this 1955 fantasy which updates the Faustian legend to the modern American baseball diamond. An aging baseball fan sells his soul to the devil in return for newfound youth and the batting skills to lead his home team to victory over the hated New York Yankees. Among the hit tunes from this Tony-winning Best Musical are “(You Gotta Have) Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets.”

The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre performs its eighth season of Script-in-Hand – a series of classic comedies called Exit Laughing.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!


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

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

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.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014
4:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come get your game on and try out the new PS4 with games like Warframe and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Or you can go old school and play our huge collection of games for the Wii and PS2!

This event is open to all teenagers and is completely free!