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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Learn how to get rid of uninvited bugs in your garden and treat diseased crops without harmful chemicals at the Ruiz Seed Library Workshop - Organic Pest Control and Disease Management.

Dr. Hwei-Yiing Johnson, a State Extension Specialist in plant science, and Dr. Jaime Pinero, a State Extension Specialist in integrated pest management, both of Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, will be presenting natural, safe and effective ways to control garden pests and common plant diseases in our area.

Admission is FREE, but space is limited.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Please visit us at the Northeast Health Fair in conjuction with Truman Medical Center. There will be a variety of booths to visit providing information on a healthy lifestyle.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

What did the magnets say they loved most about summer? Definitely, hanging around! Drop by Central Branch at 1pm as we create personal refrigerator magnets to hang on your own fridge! Bring your own photos and drawings if you want to make your own refrigerator magnet frames!

Parking is FREE!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Not everybody was keen on the idea of Father’s Day when a Washington state woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, began campaigning for an equivalent to Mother’s Day in the early 1900s. Some saw it as mushy and unmanly. Others deemed it a commercial grab. But it caught on and finally became a federal holiday—observed the third Sunday in June—in 1972.

In observance, the Library screens four films this month that offer a lighthearted look at fatherhood. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Comedian Bob Hope appeared in six dozen feature films over a professional career that stretched more than 60 years, most often playing the part of the brash, blustering coward. The Library screens four of them—curated by Time magazine theater critic and Kansas City native Richard Zoglin—on Sundays in June.

The series coincides with Zoglin’s discussion of his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Plaza Branch.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

The federal government has been keeping tabs on foreign visitors to these shores for decades. In 1940 the Immigration and Naturalization Service began issuing each of them an Alien Registration number, and in 1944—in the midst of World War II—began to use this number to create individual case files called Alien Files or “A-Files.” They contain all records from any active case of an alien not yet naturalized—visas, photographs, applications, affidavits, and official correspondence—gathered as the individual passed through the U.S. immigration and inspection process.

Archivist Elizabeth Burnes of the National Archives of Kansas City shows how the enterprising genealogist, biographer, or historian can access this treasure trove of information. The National Archives preserves and makes available to researchers more than 450,000 A-Files for individuals who were born in 1910 or earlier, many of them with direct connections to this area.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.


Monday, June 8, 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.