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

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kansas City remembers Charles O. Finley, the unconventional owner of baseball’s Athletics when they made their home here in the ’60s, for parading a mule as a mascot, delivering game balls via mechanical rabbit, and outfitting his teams in bright green and gold. That, and jilting KC in 1968 for Oakland.

Friday, August 19, 2016

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at

Friday, August 19, 2016

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, August 19, 2016

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Friday, August 19, 2016
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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

Friday, August 19, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

When the renegade crew of Serenity agree to hide a fugitive aboard their ship they find much more than they bargained for. An assassin, a totalitarian regime in hot pursuit and blood thirsty creatures on the loose make for an action packed sci-fi thriller. 2005 PG-13

Friday, August 19, 2016

Come enjoy some of your favorite online and board games at the Ruiz Branch on the third Friday of each month. Join your pals for a friendly game of LIFE, SORRY, Apples to Apples, or any other game in our collection. The computers will be available for online games as well.
For ages 12-18, and a parental permission form must be signed.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Kansas City-area entertainers Jay and Leslie Cady are off and running with a lively program of circus skills, funny fables, and audience participation. Enjoy a mime baseball game, juggling, and even a look at America’s favorite sport – running for president.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

In 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13, 97 min., 1999), a retake of Taming of the Shrew, high school student Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with lovely sophomore Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), but he finds she’s forbidden from dating until her rebellious and unpopular older sister Katarina (Julia Stiles) has a boyfriend first. So a plan emerges to set up Kat with school bad boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) in order to clear the way for the younger couple’s romance.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

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