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

Thursday, October 30, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, October 30, 2014

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


Thursday, October 30, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Find your voice. Share your voice. Create your own story. Design a website or a game. Produce a podcast or a web series. Create! Create! Create! Open to youth ages 13-18.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dress up in your Halloween Costumes and stop by the library between 5 - 7:00 p.m. for Halloween crafts, games, and more! For families.


Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Come hear spooky stories and do some fun crafts. Children may wear their costumes.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Americans unfamiliar or perhaps unconcerned with the Islamic State — ISIS — snapped to attention with the group’s beheading of two journalists.

Middle East specialist Brian L. Steed, a military historian at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, lends historical context to the expanding Sunni organization. Its leader has taken the name of the first Caliph, or Muslim head of state, and like Islamic warriors of the 7th Century has pledged to “conquer Rome.” ISIS also echoes the words of 12th-Century Muslim leader Nur al-Din and his successor, Saladin, as they sought to extend their control from Mosul to Damascus and then Cairo.

Steed presents a cultural, religious, and historical backdrop to today’s events.


Friday, October 31, 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.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Children's songwriter Dino O'Dell sings and tells stories of space aliens, monsters under the bed, and swimming in peanut butter. Put on your Halloween costume and join in the fun at the North-East branch of the Kansas City Public Library.


Friday, October 31, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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