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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Open to all adults, this month's selection is "The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent. Enjoy good discussions and good books.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Learn basic English skills: reading, writing and conversation. No fee or books required.


Wednesday, October 29, 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.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join us for this fun, spooky storytime where we'll read about a skeleton who gets the hiccups, how loud a ghost can say 'boo!', and how to make a scary face. We'll then have a spectacularly spooky (but not too spooky) craft. Children are also welcome to come dressed in costume.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It has been a little more than 4½ years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its controversial ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, sharply easing restrictions on political and campaign spending by corporations and labor unions. The argument over its merits has scarcely subsided.

Supporters hold to the court’s assertion that political speech is “indispensable to decisionmaking in a democracy, and this is no less true because the speech comes from a corporation rather than an individual.” Jeff Clements is among the opponents — along with President Obama and a majority of the U.S. Senate — who see a ruinously unfair advantage for candidates who can cultivate the wealthiest donors. Clements, a former Massachusetts assistant attorney general and the founder of Free Speech for People, a nonpartisan movement to overturn the 2010 decision, makes his case in a discussion of his book, Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations.


Thursday, October 30, 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.