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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.


Thursday, April 30, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stanford University’s Eric Hanushek puts the value of quality teaching in stark economic terms. Place even a slightly above-average teacher in front of a class of 20, and the resultant gain is more than $400,000 in future earnings over the earnings of students exposed to an average teacher. Replacing the bottom 5 to 8 percent of teachers with average instructors, he says, could lift the U.S. near the top of international math and science rankings.

Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, discusses the economic value of effective teachers and the assertion that their impact is sufficiently large to make significant changes in how we evaluate and reward them.

Co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.


Friday, May 1, 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.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Come to the library for a special multicultural story time in honor of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day).


Friday, May 1, 2015
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

Join the Between the Lines book group for a great discussion each month. This group meets on the first Friday of each month at 12:00pm in the Westport Branch Library Meeting Room. Contact the Westport Branch Library at 816.701.3488 for the group's current reading selection or to reserve your copy of the book!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Do you have questions about how to use your Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, E-Reader or other mobile technologies? Want to know more about Overdrive, Hoopla, or other library e-resources? Bring your device to our Open Lab and ask the expert!

15 minute time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vault Level Multipurpose Room, Central Library. Questions? Email techclasses@kclibrary.org


Friday, May 1, 2015

Kansas City’s Cultural Crossroads initiative looks at the variety of holidays celebrated around the world, helping young participants learn and understand other cultures by creating crafts to take home. Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.