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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In 1864, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price mounted a last-gasp raid into Missouri in hopes of capturing St. Louis and ultimately the state. The end of the line, for all practical purposes, was Westport, where Price’s army – after passing up St. Louis and then failing to take Jefferson City – absorbed a decisive defeat and began its retreat.

On the 150th anniversary of the October 23, 1864, Battle of Westport, military historian Terry Beckenbaugh of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth explains how the encounter ended the conventional Confederate military presence in Missouri. He also examines the worst aspects of the guerrilla war that plagued the state from 1861-64.


Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Take a trip around the world as we explore authors from countries outside the U.S., translated into English. This month's selection is "Garden of Evening Mists" by Tan Twan Eng.


Friday, October 24, 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 is free for all ESL students. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, October 24, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, October 24, 2014

Find out how to send a form letter using Microsoft Word and Excel. The prerequisites for this class are Word II and Excel II. Call 701-3449 or click here to register


Friday, October 24, 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, October 24, 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, October 24, 2014

The renowned Native American artist and storyteller known as Black Pinto Horse talks about his artwork, how it has empowered him as an adult, and how it made him a successful student in his younger years. Weaving in traditional Native stories and teachings, he encourages healthy choices and respect.

Co-presented by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Saturday, October 25, 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.