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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This event is at capacity. RSVPs submitted after 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, will be placed on a waiting list. We regret the inconvenience.

Twenty-three years after she riveted a nation – sitting before a microphone in a bright blue suit, calmly telling an all-male Senate committee that she once was subjected to sexual harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas – Anita Hill appears at the Library for the screening of a documentary chronicling the historic event.

Now a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, Hill will conduct a question-and-answer session after the film, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Join the library and the American Association of University Women on the fourth Tuesday of each month as they host discussions of noteworthy books. August's selection is "The Destiny of the Republic."


Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

For those busy families who can't make it to the library during the day, this evening story time is perfect for you. We will read books, sing songs, and have a fun craft.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free and parking in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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, August 27, 2014

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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, August 27, 2014

Teens will be discussing "Midwinterblood" by Marcus Sedgwick.

Copies of "What We Saw At Night" by Jacquelyn Mitchard will be handed out for the next teen book club!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two thousand years after his death, the story of the founder of the Roman Empire is one of the most riveting in western history. Caesar Augustus evolved from an entitled teenager – heir of the murdered Julius Caesar – to a skillful politician and servant of the state who brought stability and peace to Rome and created a new, emperor-run system of government.

Adrian Goldsworthy, a leading ancient historian, examines the man for whom the month of August is named in a discussion of his highly anticipated biography, Augustus: First Emperor of Rome. He digs beneath the myths, revealing the Augustus who was a consummate manipulator, propagandist, and showman, both generous and ruthless.

The author of earlier biographies of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, among many other books, Goldsworthy is a frequent lecturer and consultant on historical documentaries produced by the History Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and American life. Classes are free and parking in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.