Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The best story time in Westport continues! Join us for songs, dancing, silliness, crafts, and of course--books! Great for little readers ages 2 and up.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime
Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for stories, songs, and plenty of time for play. We talk, sing, read, write and play every day, but Tuesdays are special. Parking is Free!

 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Our Trails West library teen group planned this activity to help you create positive methods to handle stress. At Baking Basics for teens, participants will make sugar cookies in the shape of dogs and create dog buttons, much of which will help promote our February efforts and event.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
3:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

This high intensity interval training (HIIT) will get you sweating and moving. Get the maximum benefits of exercise with this 45-minute workout.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Explore the world of modern Tabletop Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! Come for fun, to meet new people and to face challenges that will test your problem solving and teamwork skills. Open 6th-12th graders. Games include Ticket to Ride, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Forbidden Island, Love Letter, Mysterium, King of Tokyo, and more!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

Are you a teenager who loves to read and has questions about sex, relationships, your body, and more? Come join us for a new book group, Sex Talk and Books, at the Plaza Library. This session we are reading “Boy Meets Boy” by David Levithan. This book is about teens who have crushes, lose and gain important friendships, and who are brave enough to stand up for what they care about. This group will meet bi-weekly for eight weeks to discuss the interesting lives of these characters and to learn more about sexuality and the many complex relationships we have in our lives. Each participant will receive a free book and journal. Dinner and snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Punch and kick you way to good health. Fitness champion Nicki Jones will lead you through 10 to 12 rounds of punches, kicks, and cardio exercise that will leave you feeling invigorated and powerful.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Join us every Tuesday at 7 pm on the Children's floor for stories, crafts and a lot of imagination. 7-15 year old Graphic novel fans enjoy meeting up with each other to talk about books as well as get first hand illustrative instruction on how to create, design and illustrate your own comics. Parking is Free!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other

In class you will learn basic English skills: grammar, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and conversation. No fee or books required.

Contact Estelle at 816-560-0135 with questions.

Friday, February 2, 2018
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Don't worry about the weather. Come walk a mile in the comfort of air conditioning. Participants will follow Leslie Sansone DVDs to start their weight loss journey with a gentle paced 1 mile beginner walk program. Participants will increase their heart rate with low impact moves.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Plaza.

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Volunteers now available to help you practice:
• Speaking English (eligibility interview based on N-400 form)
• Reading English (correctly read one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• Writing English (correctly write one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• 100 Civics Questions (correctly answer six out of ten randomly chosen USCIS questions)
• And so much more!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn what your internet browser can do for you! This class concentrates on the basics of email and navigating the web.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Tuesdays from 12-2 p.m. at Central, Room 413

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Volunteers now available to help you practice:
• Speaking English (eligibility interview based on N-400 form)
• Reading English (correctly read one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• Writing English (correctly write one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• 100 Civics Questions (correctly answer six out of ten randomly chosen USCIS questions)
• And so much more!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns.

Walk-ins only. The first to arrive will fill the available slots for the day at each location.
Mondays starting at 10:00 a.m.
*Library Closed President's Day, February 19
Tuesdays starting at 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays starting at 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m.
Saturdays starting at 10:00 a.m.


This service is available to individuals making $60,000 per year or less.

Library staff are NOT tax experts.  All questions are to go through the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

Before visiting a VITA volunteer, see Publication 3676-B for a list of services provided and check out the IRS What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information the volunteers will need to help you.

Please bring the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Computer Questions?

Get help on Tuesdays and  Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Waldo Branch. 
 
We're here to help with whatever technology questions you have--from building a resume to building a website!

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

We have computers or bring your own device.

Can't make it to the drop in sessions? Appointments and more information available.

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for a financial education workshop on Social Security.

The Foundation for Financial Education will discuss:

  • Understanding the basics of Social Security
  • How to optimize your benefits
  • Advantages of applying after full retirement age
  • How your benefits are calculated
  • How cost-of-living adjustments affect your Social Security

 

Social Security 101 from Online Profit Strategy on Vimeo.

 

Check out this website for answers to your Social Security questions.

RSVP here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns.

Walk-ins only. The first to arrive will fill the available slots for the day at each location.
Tuesdays starting at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays starting at 10:00 a.m.

This service is available to individuals making $60,000 per year or less.

Library staff are NOT tax experts.  All questions are to go through the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

Before visiting a VITA volunteer, see Publication 3676-B for a list of services provided and check out the IRS What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information the volunteers will need to help you.

Please bring the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Central, café.

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Volunteers now available to help you practice:
• Speaking English (eligibility interview based on N-400 form)
• Reading English (correctly read one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• Writing English (correctly write one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• 100 Civics Questions (correctly answer six out of ten randomly chosen USCIS questions)
• And so much more!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

In class you will learn basic English skills: grammar, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and conversation. No fee or books required.

Contact Estelle at 816-560-0135 with questions.

Monday, February 5, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cinema Tuesday

To celebrate Black History Month we are screening three documentaries tackling serious issues like race, justice, and the political divide, and one comedy to lighten the mood.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Film Rating: 
G — General Audiences
Casey Lee Holden, Nelson Pereira

How can images of the private and vulnerable become monumental? How can they inspire? Casey Lee Holden and Nelson Pereira pose those questions in turning their cameras inward—on their own surroundings and on their loved ones—in This Is Really Happening, See?, the first in a yearlong series of Library exhibits curated by students at the Kansas City Art Institute.

How can images of the private and vulnerable become monumental? How can they inspire? Casey Lee Holden and Nelson Pereira pose those questions in turning their cameras inward – on their own surroundings and on their loved ones – in This Is Really Happening, See?, the first in a yearlong series of Library exhibits curated by students at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm