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

Wednesday, October 29, 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 is free for all ESL students. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

More than four years after Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission eased restrictions on political and campaign spending by corporations and labor unions, arguments over the Supreme Court’s ruling rage on.

Supporters hold to the court’s assertion that political speech is indispensable to democracy “and this is no less true because the speech comes from a corporation rather than an individual.” Jeff Clements is among the opponents who see a ruinously unfair advantage for candidates who can cultivate the wealthiest donors.

Clements, the founder of Free Speech for People, a nonpartisan movement to overturn the 2010 decision, makes his case in a discussion of his book, Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations.


Thursday, October 30, 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 is free for all ESL students. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Find your voice. Share your voice. Create your own story. Design a website or a game. Produce a podcast or a web series. Create! Create! Create! Open to youth ages 13-18.


Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Come hear spooky stories and do some fun crafts. Children may wear their costumes.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Americans unfamiliar or perhaps unconcerned with the Islamic State — ISIS — snapped to attention with the group’s beheading of two journalists.

Middle East specialist Brian L. Steed, a military historian at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, lends historical context to the expanding Sunni organization. Its leader has taken the name of the first Caliph, or Muslim head of state, and like Islamic warriors of the 7th Century has pledged to “conquer Rome.” ISIS also echoes the words of 12th-Century Muslim leader Nur al-Din and his successor, Saladin, as they sought to extend their control from Mosul to Damascus and then Cairo.

Steed presents a cultural, religious, and historical backdrop to today’s events.


Friday, October 31, 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 is free for all ESL students. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.