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

Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Some of Hollywood's most famous comedians, the Marx brothers, star in "Room Service", a comedy about cash-strapped producers of a play trying to find a backer for their play while also seeking a way to avoid being evicted from their hotel room. A rollicking good time with Groucho's rapier wit and Chico and Harpo's trademark comedic performances. Also starring Lucille Ball in one of her earlier films. 1939


Friday, February 12, 2016
3:00pm @ Waldo Branch

What do Minecraft, Halo, NBA2K and Call of Duty have in common? They are games played every Friday afternoon at the Waldo library. Come have a great time racking up wins!


Friday, February 12, 2016
5:00pm

Calling all Duelists looking to throw down in a tourney. Bring your cards early at 5:00 pm to be approved and be sure to check the ban list against your deck. Permission forms are required and are available at Trails West.


Friday, February 12, 2016

While the best-known cowboys of the Old West were white, it’s believed one in four were African-American. Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John Anderson helps young audience members explore their history. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.


Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch the second Saturday each month between September 2015 and April 2016 (excluding December and January) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

The name – the Black Panthers – is seared into ’60s history, evoking both clenched-fist activism and leather-jacketed, Afro-coiffed cool. The radical group stood at the vanguard of the era’s movement for social change in America before its decline and eventual disintegration in the 1970s and early ’80s.


Saturday, February 13, 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.

Joss Whedon puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s dialogue-rich comedy about two pairs of lovers with differing views on love. Claudio and Hero can’t find a way to be together, and Benedick and Beatrice can’t find a way to avoid each other.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

In conjunction with this year's Adult Winter Reading Program theme of Shakespeare (A Winter's Tale Spin), the Westport Branch presents an afternoon with local author Vern Barnet. Lovers of all sorts turn to Shakespeare's sonnets for their depth of emotion and the richness of their ideas. But did Shakespeare try to suppress the publication of his sonnets in 1609?

Vern Barnet, former religion writer for the Kansas City Star and author of Thanks for Noticing (a collection of his own sonnets), discusses the sonnet form of poetry, how the sonnet in English is practically identified with Shakespeare's genius, and explores the meaning of Shakespeare's sonnets for us today.


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