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

Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Explore the world through the lens of literature that has been translated into English. This month's offering is "A Novel Bookstore" by Laurence Cosse.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

This event has been canceled at the author’s request. We will make every effort to notify interested persons when and if the program is rescheduled.

Undocumented immigrants – especially those who are Spanish-speaking – are under fire on multiple fronts, accused of raising crime rates, taking jobs away from citizens, crashing the economy, and eroding traditional American values.

Florida International University professor Ediberto Román takes on those critics in a discussion of his book, offering a counter-narrative to what he argues is a largely one-sided debate.

Local writer Xánath Caraza opens the evening with a reading of her poem, “De Sinónimos, Eufemismos y Algunos Tropos (Of Synonyms, Euphemisms and Other Figures of Speech).”

The event coincides with the traveling exhibit, Estamos Aqui (We Are Here), on display at the Central Library through October 19, 2014. It showcases the work of largely Chicano-Latino participants in a specialized silkscreening workshop at the Coronado Studio in Austin, Texas.


Friday, September 26, 2014

ESL (English as a Second Language)
Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.
Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free, and parking is free for ESL students.
Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Attention all Minecraft users ages 12-18! We need your help to construct a group community in Minecraft. The Digital Media Lab will provide the equipment for participants to build and teach others how to use Minecraft. Together we will build our neighborhoods with the vision we create. This group will meet every Friday from 3-5 through the end of October.


Friday, September 26, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, September 26, 2014

The pig is big in these parts. Both Missouri and Kansas rank among the nation’s top 10 pork-producing states, annually putting more than 2 million pounds of bacon, ham, chops, and other cuts on grocers’ shelves and consumers’ tables.

On the eve of a new, daylong Kansas City festival, Knife and Pork, that spotlights sustainability in the industry and the region’s vital role in it, four craft butchers from across the country – Rob Levitt of Chicago, Chris Eley of Indianapolis, and Jerry Traczyk and Jonny Hunter of Madison, Wis. – participate in a round-table discussion of sustainable pork production. A reception prior to the program offers locally prepared pork dishes.

Co-presented by Recommended Daily and Local Pig, and co-sponsored by Tallgrass Brewing Company.


Friday, September 26, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Join us for an evening of boards games — play your old favorites and discover new ones! Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Navigate the Internet with Mozilla Firefox, learn how to do online searches and more in this free class which lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.