This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.
Join the Between the Lines book group for a great discussion each month. This group meets on the first Friday of each month at 12:00pm in the Westport Branch Library Meeting Room. Contact the Westport Branch Library at 816.701.3488 for the group's current reading selection or to reserve your copy of the book!
Kansas City-area entertainers Jay and Leslie Cady apply their antics – juggling, mime, magic, and other nonsense – to the tradition of holiday gift giving. It’s family fun with a bow on top. Appropriate for all ages.
Christmas is a magical time of year … for movies, among everything else. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens poised to shatter box office records after its December 18 release, the Library screens four of the most popular Christmas Day movies ever based on gross, single-day receipts. None, as it turns out, are holiday-themed.
Have you always wanted to portray a figure from a movie, book, or video game? The Library has a special event for you. Come in a costume and dance at the Cosplay Ball. There’ll also be workshops on costume design and makeup. Appropriate for ages 12-18.
No other resident of Kansas City, past or present, has achieved the worldwide fame of Walt Disney. He created the animated Mickey Mouse and established a motion picture, TV, and theme park empire that has grown bigger and more lucrative in the 50 years since his death.
Robert W. Butler, longtime film critic for The Kansas City Star, former writer in the Library’s public affairs department, and co-author of Walt Disney’s Missouri, traces Disney’s improbable path to success.
Coterie Theatre artists read from David Ezra Stein’s best-selling Caldecott Honor Book about a little red chicken who can’t stop herself from interrupting her bedtime stories, altering the tales to save the characters from their missteps. But when it’s her turn to tell a tale, will her yawning Papa make it to the end without his own interruption?
Young audience members can “jump into the story,” adding their own improvisation. Appropriate for all ages.