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

Thursday, June 4, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, June 4, 2015

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


Thursday, June 4, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, June 4, 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, June 4, 2015
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

We'll discuss the book Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17


Thursday, June 4, 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.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

This month, the Ruiz Readers Book Group will be discussing The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy - a page-turner about the 1947 Black Dahlia murder, one of the most well-known unsolved crimes in California history.

Join us to discuss The Black Dahlia or your favorite book.

For further information, contact Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

A growing number of well-known companies including Google, Facebook, Intel, eBay, and LinkedIn have this much in common: They were founded or co-founded by immigrants.

Stuart Anderson, who heads the nonprofit National Foundation for American Policy, draws from his report American Made 2.0: How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Continue to Contribute to the U.S. Economy in discussing the substantial role of immigrant entrepreneurs and professionals in the country today. Despite continued federal restrictions on skilled immigrants, a third of all U.S. venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder and employ nearly 65,500.


Friday, June 5, 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, June 5, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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