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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kansas native Antonya Nelson stands out on multiple literary fronts; she is the author of four novels and seven short story collections and has published her work in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook, and other magazines. She is the recipient of a USA Artists Award, a Rea Award for the Short Story, and National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships.

Nelson, who teaches at Warren Wilson College and the University of Houston, discusses her works with Angela Elam, the producer and host of KCUR-FM’s New Letters on the Air. The conversation will be taped for later broadcast on New Letters.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The words are iconic, part of a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 and inscribed on a bronze plaque in the museum inside the base of the Statue of Liberty: Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. They underscore America’s melting pot identity.

Throughout its history, however, the country has had a love-hate relationship with immigration, and the subject seems particularly thorny today.

How do immigrants and refugees, themselves, see things? A panel of Kansas Citians — all naturalized citizens — discusses their experiences, reflects on why they settled in KC, and weighs in on the current immigration experience.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This six-week 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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Join us for this fun Alice in Wonderland storytime. We'll read fun books about rabbits and cats and have some fun, Mad Hatter style.

Appropriate for ages up to 5 years old.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

In this 60-minute workshop, you will learn:

  • How to identify the components of a budget
  • Methods to gain a snapshot of your finances
  • Steps to implement everyday savings
  • New ways to set and achieve financial goals

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