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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dia Celebration! Join the North-East Branch, as hundreds of libraries throughout the country host special multicultural events in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). The Dia Celebration will include a multicultural storytime, a design-your-own book craft for children, delicious snacks, and more!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Seventy-five years ago, on April 30, 1939, amidst the billowing clouds of lingering economic depression and imminent war, the New York World’s Fair, with its sleek modernist designs, heralded “The Dawn of a New Day” and promised a better “World of Tomorrow.”

Why, with the American economy still in the doldrums and the rest of the world seemingly hell-bent on going to war, did millions of Americans flock to, of all things, a world’s fair?

Robert Rydell, professor of history at Montana State University and a leading scholar on the history of world’s fairs, explains why it is important to remember the New York World’s Fair, most especially for understanding how it shaped our world of today.


Thursday, May 1, 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 students are allowed free parking in the Library garage.

Please call Estelle manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month 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, May 1, 2014
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Come get your game on and try out the new PS4 with games like Warframe and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Or you can go old school and play our huge collection of games for the Wii and PS2!

This event is open to all teenagers and is completely free!


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Compete against other teens on the Wii to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. We'll also have an Xbox 360 system and board games available for when you're waiting for your turn. All game systems will be simultaneously in play until approximately 6:00 pm.


Friday, May 2, 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 in Central Library's garage is also free to ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information


Friday, May 2, 2014

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, May 2, 2014
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michael Chabon.