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

Saturday, November 8, 2014
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 2014 and April 2015 (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, November 8, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Learn the basic functions of your computer such as using the mouse and keyboard. This class also offers insights into hardware and software components. Registration is required. Call 816-701-3488 to register.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

Saturday, November 8, 2014
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to tap their creative energies and create masterpieces at Westport Center for the Arts’ “Kids Team Up for Art” Workshops at the Kansas City Public Libraries. For artists age 5-14; friends and families of any age welcome!

Led by artists Michelle Kozubek and Rosie Vega.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ever wonder what the perfect gift for a gardener would be? Find out in this fun and informative workshop.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Storyteller Lyn Ford, known for her “Affrilachian” tales; singing storyteller Anthony Clark; bilingual Carrie Sue Ayvar; and Antonio Rocha, a native Brazilian whose career spans nearly three decades and six continents, return to the Truman Forum Auditorium to share funny tales, interesting folklore from different cultures, poignant lessons, and more. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Co-sponsored by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

What Jason Pollen originally envisioned as a short, one- or two-year stay in Kansas City is now into its third decade. The internationally recognized textile artist, designer, and teacher — known for his innovative techniques — has become a fixture and a local treasure.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Despite their country’s institutionalized prejudice, hundreds of thousands of African Americans fought in the U.S. military during World War I. They manned two combat divisions, one of them the 92nd Infantry Division popularly known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

Besides fighting Germans “like devils from hell,” members had to deal with racism, character assassination and the myth that they were “subhuman.”

Joelouis Mattox, a frequent Library speaker, discusses the role of African Americans in World War I, focusing on the 92nd Division. Mattox is the historian for the American Legion’s Wayne Miner Post 149, named for the Kansas City serviceman who served in the 92nd. Miner was one of the last Americans killed in World War I in 1918.

Monday, November 10, 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.