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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Historians have long pointed to the devastation of smallpox and other European-introduced diseases in tracing the demise of North America’s indigenous peoples. Lacking antibodies, hundreds of thousands of Native Americans died. Control of the New World swung to its white colonists.

But that’s a convenient and incomplete story, says University of Kansas history professor Paul Kelton. Yes, there were epidemics. But in a discussion of his new book Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518–1824, he maintains that scholars have overlooked how colonialism’s violence set the stage for Natives’ depopulation, curtailing their ability to protect themselves from infection, impeding recovery, and exacerbating mortality.


Friday, September 11, 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, September 11, 2015

No matter what your limitations, maybe you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. This class is designed to give you a total body workout. Cardio, strength and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.


Friday, September 11, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, September 11, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, September 11, 2015
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

"Some Like it Hot" Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe star in this 1959 comedy about two Chicago musicians who witness a gangster shooting and flee for their lives disguised as members of a all-girl jazz band. Things soon get complicated as Jack Lemmon has to switch between characters. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards this film is laugh out loud funny!


Friday, September 11, 2015

Philadelphia-born Kevin Roth draws from his collection of over 250 children’s songs for an interactive presentation focusing on character development, social skills, and teaching youngsters that we are all part of one world.

Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, September 12, 2015
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, September 12, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

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


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