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Saturday, December 12, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Though the tangle of events played out 125 years ago — leaving some 200 Lakota men, women, and children dead at the hands of the U.S. Army — the massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on December 29, 1890, remains a controversial chapter in America’s history. Government officials saw it as an act of war. Lakota survivors, their descendants, and American Indian advocates considered it premeditated murder.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Join us as we explore creative play fused with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Kids will have fun solving problems using LEGO bricks and other STEAM skills.

Appropriate for ages 8-12.

This initiative is funded by grants from the Shumaker Family Foundation and PNC Foundation.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

But, soft! What light through yonder film projector breaks? Be sure to check out these Hollywood interpretations of Shakespeare’s prose each Saturday in February.

In Shakespeare in Love, a young Shakespeare, out of ideas and strapped for cash, meets the love of his life and finds inspiration for one of his most popular plays. Best Picture and Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow) Academy Award winner. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film series returns in January and February with psychological studies of films starring three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. A discussion follows each screening.

Actress Suzanne Vale (Streep) is a recovering drug addict trying to pick up the pieces of her acting career and get on with life after her discharge from a rehab center. For insurance purposes, she must stay with a “responsible” individual such as her mother (Shirley MacLaine), a comedy star in the 1950s and ’60s whose shadow Suzanne had struggled to escape. The screenplay by Carrie Fisher is based on her semi-autobiographical, 1987 novel about her and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

Post-screening discussion led by psychoanalyst Michael Harty and Tom Poe, associate professor of film and media arts at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Join Bernard Norcott-Mahany and friends for an afternoon of stories and songs featuring William Shakespeare and his plays. Recognized characters and scenes from Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew show up in James Thurber stories, Cole Porter tunes, and other works. It’s Shakespeare with a humorous and musical twist.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Library joins the UMKC Black Studies Program and the Black Archives of Mid-America in presenting a series of screenings of four memorable films adapted from books by African American authors. Funding provided by the Bebe and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

NE Book club
Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Free ESL classes. Learn to speak, read and write English. For more information call Estelle Manning 816-560-0135.


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