Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Parents and children will have the chance to connect and socialize with other families in the neighborhood. Children will enjoy a time of engaging in developmental play, while parents enjoy meaningful discussions with other parents over snacks. For pre-school-aged children and their caregivers.

Tuesday, July 24, 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, November 15, 2016
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Talk, sing, write, and play with your little ones! For ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
11:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

TeenCafe provides free, nutritious meals for any child ages 1 to 18 at after-school at the Southeast Kansas City Public Library.

Monday, September 24, 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.

Friday, October 5, 2018
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens

Come Join us every Monday-Wednesday from 4pm-7pm for open play board games.
We have games for all ages and encourage families to join.
Games Include: Chess, Checkers, Cards, Dice, Life, Risk, Uno, Rook, Connect Four, Chutes and Ladders, Backgammon, Boggle, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Pictureka, and More!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

The Trails West Library in Partnership with Harvesters is offering free healthy after school snacks to all youth aged 3-18.
Kids Café Operates on Monday-Thursday from 4pm-5pm

Monday, November 26, 2018
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other

This class involves a series of movements performed in a slow focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Tai Chi is an excellent addition to any workout regimen as it has great physical and mental benefits.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults

Our friends from Truman Medical Centers, UMKC, and NickiFit have joined forces to bring the ultimate weight loss challenge to our library! Join us for an amazing weight loss challenge that includes free workout classes, health screenings, weekly guest speakers and prizes! Stop by Tuesday or Thursday evenings to participate and become eligible to win a Fitbit, $100 gift card, and more! For more information, call TMC's Community Health Strategies and Innovation Department at 816-404-3560 or TMC's Kael Martin at 816.404.2507 or email Kael.Martin@tmcmed.org.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
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, May 2, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR), the ACLU of Missouri, and the Kansas City Public Library's Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment division will present a Know Your Rights Encountering ICE seminar on November 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the North-East Public Library (6000 Wilson Rd, KCMO). They will discuss what happens and the rights people have when they are stopped by ICE. This program will be offered in both English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please email outreachkc@aclu-mo.org or call Justice Gatson at 816.249.2679 ext. 203. RSVP on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313537242575958/

Audience: 
Adults

High energy aerobics class with music and dance-inspired moves. Zumba® incorporates Salsa, Hip-Hop, Meringue, Break Dancing, Cha-Cha, Belly Dancing, Flamenco and more in a cardio format that makes exercising fun.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults

Punch and kick your way to good health. Fitness champion Nicki Jones will lead you through 10 to 12 rounds of punches, kicks and cardio exercise with this 45-minute workout.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Enjoy an evening of poetry and prose read by the authors, Kansas City-area military veterans and veteran family members.


 

Each reader has participated in a five-week series of Veterans Writing Workshops, learning the fundamentals of composing poetry and prose. Now, they will share their work as part of an original script, uniting all of their pieces.
 

This free performance showcases the readers’ military experiences in written word, highlighting the conflict, fear, concern, and excitement that can result from service to country.
 

Presented by the Missouri Arts Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the Missouri Humanities Council

Sponsorship also comes from the Moral Injury Association of America, Volunteers of America, KCMO Public Library -Plaza Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library,The Writers Place and individual donors.

Audience: 
Adults
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.

We Speak KC is a conversational English class for beginning to intermediate English language learners. We will discuss talking to your doctor, your children's teachers, your landlord, and more! Sign up here

Contact the Refugee & Immigrant Services and Empowerment team by email at rise@kclibrary.org or by phone at 816.701.3766 for more information.

Come and join us for an informative Diabetes Self Management Class. Meet friends and have great conversation.
Space is limited

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:

· Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
· The internet and email
· Building a resume
· Recovering a password
· Building a website
· Broken computer or phone
· Settings on your computer or phone
· Downloading and uploading
· Filling out applications for a job, assistance benefits, healthcare, legal forms, taxes
· and so much more!
 
Drop-in, no appointment necessary. We have computers or bring your own device.

Just find us by looking for our sign:


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

Computer Questions?

We're here to help with whatever technology questions you have:

· Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
· The internet and email
· Building a resume
· Recovering a password
· Building a website
· Broken computer or phone
· Settings on your computer or phone
· Downloading and uploading
· Filling out applications for a job, assistance benefits, healthcare, legal forms, taxes
· and so much more!
 
Drop-in, no appointment necessary. We have computers or bring your own device.

Just find us by looking for our sign:


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


 


Join our Tech Coach volunteer team to help KC adults across the digital divide!

Make an immediate difference in someone's life by volunteering just 4 hours per month. Help patrons learn how to use the internet, create and use email, social media accounts, build resumes and so much more!

Build your own schedule. Morning, afternoon, or evening shifts are available at multiple locations, Monday – Saturday.
 
Learn more and/or register to attend a training and orientation session here.

   

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.

Native November
Central Cinema Nights is a movie screening in the Central Library’s Durwood Film Vault taking place either Tuesday or Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Join us as we watch and discuss documentaries and feature films in a socially conscious setting, chosen to fit a monthly theme. This month's theme: Native November.

As we ease our way towards the end of autumn, Central Cinema Nights focuses on the representation of indigenous peoples in movies.  Splitting the bill between feature films and documentaries, we examine work created by and concerning indigenous peoples both here in the United States as well as abroad.

Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013, R)
Rhymes for Young Ghouls is a Canadian drama.  This debut by writer-director Jeff Barnaby is set in 1976 on an Indian reserve in the context of the residential school system.  Although it tells the fictional story of a teenager named Aila and her plot for revenge, it is based on the history of abuse of the First Nations people by government agents; including a large number of reported cases of the mental and physical abuse of residential school children. 

Everyone is welcome! Movie screenings at the Central Library are always FREE and open to the public.
 
November  7 (WED) Reel Injun (2009, NR)
November 13 (TUE) Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013, R)
November 20 (TUE) Young Lakota (2012, NR)
November 28 (WED) Boy (2010, NR)
Film Rating: 
R — Restricted
Bud Meador
Few military battles have matched the concentrated ferocity of the three-day fight between U.S. and Japanese forces in November 1943 for a sandy sliver of land halfway between Pearl Harbor and the Philippines.

Military historian Bud Meador of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College discusses the “toughest battle in Marine Corps history,” a three-day fight between American and dug-in Japanese forces in November 1943 for the tiny atoll of Tarawa halfway between Pearl Harbor and the Philippines.
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: