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

Thursday, November 6, 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 ESL students.
Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Thursday, November 6, 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, November 6, 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, November 6, 2014

Share your inner otaku by meeting other anime and manga fans while watching some of the most popular anime on Crunchyroll.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Join the Ruiz Readers Book Group to discuss The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt. New attendees are always welcome!

If you would like further information about this book group, contact Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kansas City author and Writers at Work series organizer Whitney Terrell sits down with one of the country’s most accomplished novelists, Jayne Anne Phillips, for a public conversation about her mesmerizing 2013 book based on the real-life murder of a lonely widow and her 14-, 12-, and 9-year-old children. Stephen King hailed it as “the novel of the year.”

Phillips, a professor of English and director of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Newark, grew up near the scene of the 1931 crime in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. She took an In Cold Blood approach to the story, using real names and details of the case and filling in the characters’ thoughts, perceptions, and relationships.

Co-sponsored by the Writers at Work Roundtable and the UMKC English Department.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, November 7, 2014
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer.


Friday, November 7, 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, November 7, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Relive the drama, conflict and power of one of the greatest anti-war films ever made: "All Quiet on the Western Front." Academy Award winner for Best Picture, this is the original version from the '30s.