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

Friday, June 10, 2016

Coloradan Neil McIntyre—aka Mr. Kneel—delivers a blend of age-appropriate hip-hop and beatboxing that’s positive, inspiring, and most of all fun.
Appropriate for all ages.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch on June 11 and July 9 as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with the dog.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dr. Jaime Pinero from Lincoln University Extension will present organic solutions for natural pest management in your garden - including companion planting and more.

Admission is FREE.

To register, call Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565, or go to:

Questions? Contact Amy Morris at 816-701-3565 or

Learn more about the gardening and planting resources available at the Ruiz Branch at

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Attorneys from Sly James Law Firm - Malik James, Brian Noland, and Jim Breckenridge - offer FREE advice for dealing with legal issues that can have big ramifications on you life and career.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Claressa “T-Rex” Shields rose from impoverished Flint, Michigan, to a place in Olympic history, becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal in boxing in London in 2012. The Library and KCPT-TV screen the documentary T-Rex (2015; NR), which chronicles her inspiring, against-the-odds story as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

’Tis the season for plotting glorious summer vacations that, alas, don’t go quite so gloriously. The Library screens four films in June in which the warm-weather fun is undone by neurosis, nature, or enduring ineptitude.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Eight players at a time will compete to be the reigning smash champion on the big screen. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate. We will also feature 2D craft stations, engaging technology, and teens can make pennants to root for their favorite character. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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