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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Nearly three years before the Supreme Court’s ruling against school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka – the commonly acknowledged start of America’s civil rights movement – the burgeoning struggle for equality was stirred by a 1951 case in Kansas City. The local branch of the NAACP filed suit, successfully, to force the city to end racial segregation at the Swope Park swimming pool.

The plaintiffs’ lead attorney was a future Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall. His son, Thurgood Marshall Jr., joins longtime Kansas City activist and former mayor pro tem Alvin Brooks in a discussion of the case, examining the arguments on both sides, the social context of the times, and the elder Marshall’s role in the outcome. KCUR-FM’s Steve Kraske moderates the conversation.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Free ESL classes. Learn to speak, read and write English. For more information call Estelle Manning 816-560-0135.


Friday, February 26, 2016

No matter what your limitations, maybe you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. This class is designed to give you a total body workout. Cardio, strength and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, February 26, 2016
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, February 26, 2016

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Join us as we explore creative play fused with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Kids will have fun solving problems using LEGO bricks and other STEAM skills.

Appropriate for ages 8-12.

This initiative is funded by grants from the Shumaker Family Foundation and PNC Foundation.


Friday, February 26, 2016
3:00pm @ Waldo Branch

What do Minecraft, Halo, NBA2K and Call of Duty have in common? They are games played every Friday afternoon at the Waldo library. Come have a great time racking up wins!


Friday, February 26, 2016

Celebrate the Irish in everyone with a performance by the dancers of Kansas City’s O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance, which has offered a wide range of classes for both children and adults of all levels and backgrounds for more than 20 years. Appropriate for All Ages.


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