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Friday, October 16, 2015

Calling all young Chiefs football fans and fans-to-be!

Join the Library and mascot KC Wolf in celebrating the release of the new picture book Kansas City Chiefs ABCs and 1-2-3s, illustrated by Kansan Rob Peters. Listen to football stories, play games, and have your picture taken with the Wolf. Appropriate for all ages.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Each Saturday during October 2015, the Kansas City Public Library will screen films that highlight the unusual experiences of people in wondrous worlds that resemble and dissemble reality.

This screwball comedy, directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn, centers on the accidental mixup of four identical plaid overnight bags and the repercussions for the colorful characters who own them.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

On the heels of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through October 15, the Library offers three films favorited in recent years by Latino/ Latina audiences. Movies are introduced by area scholars and experts, who return to lead question-and-answer sessions after the screenings.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Beginning with the video-game Alice: Madness Returns, three Xbox 360 consoles will be available for simultaneously play followed by a discussion that examines modern interpretations of the original Lewis Carroll story. We'll follow a timeline of selected Alice and friends images appearing in pop culture over the past decades. Due to the violence in the video-game, this event is aimed at audiences 17 and older.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

In 1926, Sinclair Lewis, America’s premier contemporary novelist, came to Kansas City to do research for his “preacher novel” – the book that became the acclaimed Elmer Gantry. For background information on this sensational piece of fiction, where did the author of Main Street and Babbitt go? To whom did he talk? And what did the eventual Nobel laureate learn from the city’s leading clergy that contributed to his controversial views of Midwest Protestantism?

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Tyler Blake tells how Kansas City, its churches, and a circle of fascinating individuals — free thinkers and fundamentalists — became the subjects of study in Lewis’ “laboratory.”

Monday, October 19, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Monday, October 19, 2015

This six-week 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, October 19, 2015
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the plaza Library Teen Space,Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on minecraft Mondays.

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