>The Kansas City Public Library hosts the Latino Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2011, and Sunday June 5, 2011 at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Saturday event begins at 2:30 p.m. with the key note speech titled, From Immigrant Child to Published Author: Dreams Come True by bilingual children’s author René Colato Laínez. A 2 p.m. reception will precede his presentation.
The Plaza Branch hosts a Bike Safety Event for the whole family.
The event features a panel of local bicycle enthusiasts addressing various issues such as preparing for a bike event, bike commuting, and more. There will also be two Kansas City, Missouri police officers on hand to discuss bike safety and rules of the road.
BikeSource and Family Bike will offer free bike check-ups. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza will provide a complimentary lunch.
Join fellow book lovers on the first Saturdayof every month (May – September) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the fourth annual City Market Summer Book Sale Series.
Summer is finally here! Come help us celebrate by signing up for the Summer Reading Program. Rockin Rob will be here to keep our toes tapping and our hands clapping.
Rockin Rob brings a traditional and original style of children’s music, mixing Folk/ A Capella/ Oldies/ Blues/ Freestyle/ Doo Wop/Gospel/and Rock and Roll. Educating and interacting with children through the benefits of music, movement, storytelling and FUN is not only a passion, but a mission.
A panel of experts from Kansas and Missouri discusses ongoing efforts to develop MetroGreen—a system of nature areas, greenways, and trails—with an emphasis on the more than 200 miles that have already been constructed and are open to the public. Once completed, the network will stretch 1,144 miles.
Location: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 W. 26th Street
James H. Willbanks, director of the Department of Military History at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, discusses the history of the Medal of Honor, which has been awarded by the president in the name of Congress to more than 3,400 of the bravest and most heroic members of the U.S. armed forces since 1861.