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

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.


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.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Come in and play your favorite Wii games with other adults. Have fun while getting some exercise at the same time!


Monday, February 8, 2016

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.


Monday, February 8, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507


Monday, February 8, 2016
5:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 816-418-7150 to register. Sponsored by the Kansas City School District.


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