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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

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!


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Oh My Teen discusses Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and other Alice spin-off stories in teen literature. Arrive ready to play croquet, paint the roses red, drink tea, cosplay, and enjoy good conversation with mad people.

Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

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


Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Westport Historical Society Speaker Series seeks to promote and foster public interest in and preserve the significance of local history.

Title of Talk: Raymond Starzmann Portrays President Harry S. Truman

Speaker: Raymond Starzmann


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Judy Schachner doodled on just about everything while growing up in New England, including her father’s bald head. Now, as The New York Times once put it, she is “something like the James Joyce for the elementary school set” — the author and illustrator of some two dozen children’s books including Bits & Pieces, Yo Vikings, The Grannyman, Willy and May, and the Skippyjon Jones series. The latter earned her the first E.B. White Read Aloud Award.

The former Hallmark greeting card designer discusses her latest book, Dewey Bob, an endearing tale of unexpected friendship revolving around sweet raccoon Dewey Bob Crockett. She will sign copies purchased during the event.


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