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

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

Tuesday, May 10, 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.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Santa Fe Trail was best known as a commercial trade route from Independence, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. But while Americans called it “the road to Santa Fe,” Mexicans knew it as “el Camino a los Estados Unidos” (the road to the United States). The number of immigrants making their way up the corridor eventually outnumbered Americans coming the other way.

David Aamodt, administrator of the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence, and Richard Edwards, the museum’s curator of education, examine the Santa Fe Trail from the Mexican perspective, how it made early Independence more a Mexican than an American city, and how the trail helped blend cultures and economies and shape the American identity – from the once-vibrant Missouri mule industry to the country’s enduring passion for Mexican food.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Library, in partnership with American Public Square, launches a series of discussions of polarizing local issues – minus the incivility and insults that all too often feed polarity.

Where are our tax breaks and economic development dollars going and who is reaping the benefits? Are we getting the best bang for our bucks?

Co-presented by American Public Square.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Looking to volunteer at your library? Stop by and find out the many ways you can participate to gain the volunteer hours you might need to graduate. We'll collaborate together to plan teen events at the library. Meetings are approximately 1 hour 15 min in length.


Tuesday, May 17, 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, May 17, 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.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Compete against other teens on the Wii to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. We'll also have an Xbox 360 system and board games available for when you're waiting for your turn. All game systems will be simultaneously in play until approximately 6:00 pm.


Sunday, May 22, 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.

Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut and casts himself in the lead role of Caius Martius, the banished Roman general who aligns with a sworn enemy (Gerard Butler) to take revenge on the city. Fiennes shot this brilliant adaptation in war-ravaged Serbia. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Tuesday, May 24, 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, May 31, 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.


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