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

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This group will discuss books and work on quilting projects. Beginners are welcome!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Author Pete Dulin is joined by the Library’s Assistant Director of Public Affairs Steven Woolfolk and representatives from local breweries Torn Label and Big Rip for a discussion of the local beer scene and Dulin’s book KC Ale Trail.

KC Ale Trail offers a guide to 23 modern breweries and examines the growth of craft brewing in Kansas City and the surrounding area. Dulin also includes interviews with some of the area’s leading craft beer advocates, including Boulevard Creative Director Payton Kelly and Bier Station owner John Couture.

The event is preceded by a reception featuring samples provided by Torn Label and Big Rip.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Travel the world without leaving Kansas City.

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Bobbi Baker discusses efforts to re-brand Independence Avenue as Kansas City’s International Market Place.

Independence Avenue is home to a number of ethnic grocers, jewelry and apparel stores, and some of the best restaurants in Kansas City; but many outside of the Northeast have never heard of them, let alone visited.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Come in and play your favorite Wii games and board games with other adults.


Thursday, August 13, 2015
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

We'll discuss the book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Former Library of Congress Chief Executive Officer Donald Scott discusses his new memoir Recipient of Grace.

Scott’s story begins as a poor black youth growing up in Hunnewell, Missouri, and concludes with his term as chief operating officer at the Library of Congress. In between, he recounts his service in the U.S. Army and the undercurrent of racial tensions.


Friday, August 14, 2015

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 14, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, August 14, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!