Saturday, September 29, 2018

Surplus Exchange will be on-site for your electronics recycling needs. Event will take place in the parking lot.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 am

Stand up against censorship by participating in a virtual read out! We will record you reading a banned or challenged book on iMovie. Then we will guide you through the editing process and we will post them to YouTube for Banned Books Week!
This event is for teens ages 12-18.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
1:00 pm
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Stop by the Bluford Library every Saturday for a variety of board games, card games, and strategy and adventure games. Look through our board game collection, and suggest new games for us to get! Staff will be on hand to help you learn the rules and organize matches.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
2:00 pm
Activity Type: 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:    |    816.701.3757

The 2018 Veterans Writing Workshops are designed to help veterans, active military, and their family members develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales. For many veterans, having a safe and creative outlet to share their thoughts and experiences or explore their original ideas can be rewarding and enriching.


Understand the fundamentals of producing prose that engages the reader and tells your story.

Registration deadline September 27

September 15:
 Session 1 - Writing Through Injury
September 22: Session 2 - Poetry Writing
September 29: Session 3 - Prose Writing
October 6: Session 4 - How to Revise Your Work
October 13: Session 5 - Writers' Critique

With the exception of September 15th, all sessions run 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Light refreshments provided. The workshop is free and open to past or present military members and family members of veterans. Attendees must register for each session and are strongly encouraged to attend all five.

Presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the Missouri Humanities Council.
Sponsored by the Kansas City Veterans Writing Team: The Kansas City Public Library, The Missouri Arts Council, The Mid-Continent Public Library, The Moral Injury Association of America, and The Writers Place.

For questions or to register for the series, contact    |    816.701.3757

Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fresh Flicks Film Series
Maybe you were backed up at work or away on vacation, and you didn’t make it to the local cineplex as often as you would have liked in the past several months. We can help with your movie to-do list.

The Library this month gives the big-screen treatment to five notable films recently released to DVD—from rock ’em sock ’em action to gut-busting comedy to breathless suspense.

Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
September 1 Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018; PG-13)
September 8 Game Night (2018; R)
September 15 Ready Player One (2018; PG-13)
September 22 Annihilation (2018; PG-13)
September 29 A Quiet Place (2018; PG-13)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
1:30 pm
Film Rating: 
PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned

On the last Saturday of the month, the Sugar Creek branch screens a free family-friendly movie. Bring your kids to this fun, free event!

Saturday, September 29, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Film Rating: 
PG — Parental Guidance Suggested