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

Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, October 2, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, October 2, 2014

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday (except for the 5th Thursday of the 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, October 2, 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 2, 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.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

The image of fierce, all-female Amazons — barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom — has endured from the days of ancient Greece. But were they more than myth?

Adrienne Mayor, a research scholar in classics and in the history and philosophy of science at Stanford University, dissects the Amazonian legend in a discussion of her wide-ranging, deeply researched book. Unearthing long-buried evidence, she sifts fact from fiction in showing how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. Not only the Greeks were enchanted; Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures were featured in tales from ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China.


Friday, October 3, 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 3, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, October 3, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, October 3, 2014
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks.