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

Thursday, July 24, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Do crazy science experiments and make explosive crafts! Something new each week!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Don’t miss this opportunity to combine crafts with technology. At this first event, we’ll learn embroidery basics and will design an image that incorporates a blinking light. Then on July 31 at the second event, we’ll sew LED gadgets into the design to complete our projects. Sign-up is required. Contact the Trails West branch to reserve a spot (816.701.3483).


Thursday, July 24, 2014

America is a country built by thinkers on a foundation of ideas. Alongside classic works of philosophy and ethics, however, our presidents have been influenced by the books, movies, TV shows, viral videos, and social media sensations of their day.

Thomas Jefferson famously said, “I cannot live without books.” Jimmy Carter loved movies. Abraham Lincoln loved theater. And Barack Obama has been known to kick back with a few episodes of HBO's The Wire.

Author Tevi Troy combines research with witty observations to tell the story of how our presidents have been shaped by pop culture in a discussion of his new book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted.

Troy is the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the administration of George W. Bush.


Friday, July 25, 2014

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 in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Adapted from the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. The story contains zany versions of classic tales with the fabulous humor that has made this Caldecott Award winning book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith so popular. You will have fun with Jack, the narrator, who takes your through the twists and turns of this wacky tale. Learn the real story of Chicken Licken or is that Chicken Little? And then there is the Cinderumpelstiltskin. Will she have to spin her own dress? Will she go to the ball?


Friday, July 25, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Be prepared to have your audience become mesmerized by the wild world of animals and all their wonderful fun facts. In this presentation, we will take them on a magical journey around the world discovering animals and their homes.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Crafts!

Parking is Free!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Move beyond the basics of Excel with this class. Advance formatting and dropdown lists will be some of the topics covered. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.