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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Soviet Union’s 1957 launch of Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, was a critical Cold War moment for Dwight D. Eisenhower. What he called “a small ball” became a source of Soviet pride and propaganda and wounded him politically as critics charged the American president with responding sluggishly to the challenge of space exploration.

Dowling College historian Yanek Mieczkowski, the author of Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige, argues otherwise. Eisenhower stayed calm and moved effectively in guiding the U.S. into the Space Age.


Friday, September 18, 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.


Friday, September 18, 2015

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, September 18, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, September 18, 2015
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

This month's sci-fi film is the dark comedic classic "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb." Receiving four Academy Awards including Best Picture, this 1964 movie stars Peter Sellers (Best Actor) in one of his best role as he plays three different characters throughout the film. A crazed general orders a nuclear attack on the U.S.S.R. and everyone fears the unleashing of the Doomsday Machine if the attack is not called off in time. Costarring George C.Scott, Keenan Wynn and Slim Pickens.


Friday, September 18, 2015

The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands.

Assuming the identity of “Susan” listed in a personals ad, a bored suburbanite navigates the wild Wonderland of 1980s-era New York City. Starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


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