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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Film Screening: 4 p.m.   Program 6:30 p.m.

The John Ford-John Wayne film, The Searchers, is one of the great Hollywood Westerns. But the movie was only a late entry in a real-life saga stretching back to 1830s Texas.

In a discussion of his book, Glenn Frankel traces the story from the 1836 kidnapping of a white girl by Comanche Indians to her “rescue” almost 25 years later, her subsequent unhappy life, and the various retellings of the epic tale in fiction, theater, and opera leading up to Alan LeMay’s 1954 novel and Ford’s 1956 film.

The talk by Frankel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter, editor and foreign bureau chief for The Washington Post who now heads the University of Texas’ School of Journalism, is preceded by a screening of The Searchers at 4 p.m.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Basic English skills: reading, writing and speaking. No fees or books required.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Get your competitive juices flowing challenging your friends with a variety of games like NBA 2K14, Madden NFL25. If you are more of a Wii fan, Smash Bros., Mario Cart, Dragon Ball Z may engage you in a friendly joust with your peers.
A nice collection of board games are also available.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:30pm

Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre

Please Note:
You MUST RSVP in order to be admitted to this event.
Your RSVP entitles you to the specified number of general admission tickets.
Tickets may be picked up at the Union Station ticket office starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the event.

Mark the centennial of Union Station and be part of the studio audience when KCPT’s Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with a young, brash, and bold Ernest Hemingway, portrayed by local actor Rusty Sneary, at Union Station’s Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre.

Hemingway credited The Kansas City Star for shaping his inimitable writing style even though he spent a scant six months with the newspaper as a cub reporter. A 1918 Kansas City Red Cross recruitment effort steered Hemingway to Italy as an ambulance driver. His initial impressions of the Italian Front served as inspiration for Death in the Afternoon. A serious injury by mortar fire sent Hemingway to a Red Cross hospital for six months where he fell in love with nurse Agnes von Kurowsky. He immortalized his injury, romance, and other wartime experiences in A Farewell to Arms.


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.