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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hollywood has adapted, sampled, and stolen from William Shakespeare for more than a century – seeing his works as a source of prestige as soon as the commercial possibilities of narrative movies were apparent. The Ciné Shakespeare series features four of the best films featuring the Bard or his works in the past 20 years. Joan FitzPatrick Dean, the Curators Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, introduces the selections and leads a discussion after each Sunday afternoon screening.

Ben Whishaw, whom you may know as Q in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, stars as the titular Richard. Patrick Stewart, Clémence Poésy, and Rory Kinnear also appear in this first of four films in the BBC’s series of adaptations of Shakespeare histories, The Hollow Crown.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.
Parking is free.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Prepare for the fight of your life! At our weekly meetings we will develop an adventure where your character can decimate your enemies, heal your allies (or not), and live dangerously as you venture further within the Dungeons and Dragons' World.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Oh My Teen discusses Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Oh My Teen book group is for teens and meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.


Saturday, April 23, 2016
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team Up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Library continues its 10th season of Script-in-Hand performances and more than six months of special programming surrounding one of the cultural events of the year – an exhibit featuring a rare, nearly four-centuries-old First Folio collection of Shakespeare’s plays.

The first Tony Award winner for best musical (in 1949), this masterful play-within-a-play follows a troupe of actors performing the Bard’s The Taming of the Shrew while dealing with their own personal lives off stage. Cole Porter provided the music and lyrics, including such standards as So in Love; Too Darn Hot; and Another Op’nin, Another Show.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.
Parking is free.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Prepare for the fight of your life! At our weekly meetings we will develop an adventure where your character can decimate your enemies, heal your allies (or not), and live dangerously as you venture further within the Dungeons and Dragons' World.


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