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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

At 7 in the morning on February 21, 1916, the ground in northern France began to shake. For the next 10 hours, some 1,200 German guns showered shells on a salient in French lines. The onslaught collapsed dugouts, obliterated trenches, severed communication wires, and drove men mad. The Battle of Verdun had begun.

Drawing from his book, Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War, Brandeis University historian Paul Jankowski looks back on what became one of history’s greatest and most demanding battlefield encounters – a 302-day nightmare that left an estimated 303,000 French and German soldiers dead and more than 400,000 wounded.


Thursday, August 14, 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.


Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Please join us as we enjoy a variety of games and share fun and good times!


Thursday, August 14, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, August 14, 2014
11:30am @ Westport Branch

A new yoga class with "The Yoga Guy" is starting at Westport! We will be learning yoga basics, but all levels are welcome! Come learn to exercise, relax, and play with yoga. *Please bring your own mat.*


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Make your own Duct Tape rose pends, folders, and more! For teens.


Thursday, August 14, 2014
6:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Free and open to the public, this 1-1/2 hour session is to help those who want to improve their quality of life and gain peace of mind about their finances. Registration is requested, but no required. Call 1-866-389-5627 or go to http://aarp.event.com/financeskc and make a reservation. Non-AARP members are welcome to attend.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

On this date 99 years and 364 days ago, the Panama Canal opened and revolutionized maritime trade.

It also threw the Panama Railroad and its parallel, 47-mile track into near-disuse and decay – until it was taken over in 1998 and restored by the Panama Canal Railway Company, which is 50 percent owned by Kansas City Southern. The Panama line now provides continuous Atlantic-to-Pacific freight and passenger service.

Kansas City Southern President and CEO Dave Starling oversaw that rejuvenation during his tenure as president and director general of the Panama Canal Railway from 1999-2008. He sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a conversation coinciding with the 8½-month run of the centennial exhibit on the canal, The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal, at the Linda Hall Library.


Friday, August 15, 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.