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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Yes, there’s gridlock in Washington. There’s polarization and self-interest. But beyond those breakdowns, Philip K. Howard points to what he says is a deeper and more destructive hindrance to good government: The system itself is broken. Rules leave no room for common sense. Leaders lack the authority, or responsibility, to lead.

Howard, a New York lawyer and founder of the nonpartisan coalition Common Good, which advocates an overhaul of government and the courts, discusses his new book, The Rule of Nobody, in which he argues for a return to the framers’ vision of public law – simply setting goals and boundaries, not dictating daily choices. Leaders, Howard says, should ask, “What’s the right thing to do?” not “What does the rule book say?”

Co-presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ESL (English as a Second Language)
Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.
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 is free for ESL students.
Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Get your competitive juices flowing challenging your friends with a variety of games like NBA 2K14, Madden NFL25. If you are more of a Wii fan, Smash Bros., Mario Cart, Dragon Ball Z may engage you in a friendly joust with your peers.
A nice collection of board games are also available.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Teens will be discussing "What We Saw At Night" by Jacquelyn Mitchard.

Copies of "The Probability of Miracles" by Wendy Wunder will be handed out for the next teen book club!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

ESL (English as a Second Language)
Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.
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 is free for ESL students.
Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and conversation. No fees or books required. For more information call the North-East branch: 816-701-3485.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday but not on any 5th Thursday of the month. and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!