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Thursday, May 7, 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


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tired of an unfulfilling life in Kansas City, Patrick Dobson left his job and set off on foot across the Great Plains. He arrived over two months later in Helena, Montana, then set a canoe on the Missouri River and asked the waters to carry him back home.

Dobson, who teaches American history and literature at Johnson County Community College, discusses his new book Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer and a journey undertaken nearly 20 years ago that proved to be transformative. Dobson learned to trust himself to the flows of the river and its stark, serenely beautiful countryside – and to a cast of characters he met along the way. They assisted the novice canoeist with portaging around dams and reservoirs, finding campsites, and other travel tasks, and they fueled his personal renewal.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

This month, the Ruiz Readers will be meeting at the Plaza Library at 6:30 p.m. to hear Ruiz Reader member and local author Patrick Dobson speak about his new book, Canoeing The Great Plains.

Afterward, we will discuss our group's book selection, The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez.

Contact Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565 or amymorris@kclibrary.org for more details.


Friday, May 8, 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


Friday, May 8, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, May 8, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, May 8, 2015

Come join us in the spacious Westport Meeting Room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!


Saturday, May 9, 2015

As a six-year-old child, local artist and gardener Dean Bracy observed what seemed like hundreds of monarch butterflies feeding on a butterfly bush and then roosting in a nearby tree. This fascinating experience began a life-long interest in butterflies for Dean — including painting them, raising them, growing host and nectar plants, studying Monarch migratory patterns and life cycles, and investigating causes for the dwindling butterfly population.