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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Come to the library to design your own notebooks, pencil boxes and more! *Free school supplies donated by the Optimist Club of Kansas City (Downtown) will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. For kids and teens.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thrust into the nation’s highest office following Richard Nixon’s resignation, Gerald R. Ford faced the impossible task of achieving much in little time and in the face of great adversity.

Historian John Robert Greene examines the 38th president’s struggle to restore the prestige of the office — after Nixon’s misdeeds, during an ignominious departure from Vietnam, and amid Congress’ intentions to scale back presidential power — in a discussion of his book, The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford.

Friday, August 8, 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 the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Words - starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Zoe Saldana A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

This movie runs 103 minutes and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. Come join us in the Westport meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.

Friday, August 8, 2014

If you don’t know anything about computers this class is for you. Learn the parts of a computer as well as how files work. The correct way to use a mouse will be explained. Call 701-3449 to register or click here.

Friday, August 8, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

"The Long Long Trailer" starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and Marjorie Main. An engaged couple dream about having a house, but end up with a trailer that leads to all kinds of mishaps and the comedy that goes with it. 1953, Not Rated.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!

Friday, August 8, 2014

In its second season, the Kansas City Opera Institute brings the most famous of the Mother Goose fairy tales, Puss in Boots, to the Library.

It’s the story of a young miller and his new pet, a remarkably smart and mischievous talking cat, which sets off to find his owner riches, romance, and true happiness. Appropriate for preschoolers and up.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Learn the basic functions of your computer such as using the mouse and keyboard. This class also offers insights into hardware and software components. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.