Waldo Branch

Waldo Branch

Located in the heart of the commercial and residential neighborhood for which it is named, Waldo Branch Library is one of the busiest branches in the system. It serves as a community center for the area as well as a meeting place for various community organizations and neighborhood associations.

Featured Activity at This Branch

John Wayne starred in this block buster western about Wayne searching for his niece captured by the Comanches who killed all her family. Fives years of searching shapes him in ways he would not have foretold. Directed by the great John Ford, Wayne's costars include Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond and Vera Miles. 1956 Color

Friday, July 7, 2017
12:00 pm
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At this branch

  • Computers: 17 for adults, 4 for teens, 4 for kids, 3 "express" (15-minute limit)
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access
  • Study Rooms:
    2 rooms — accommodate 1 – 2 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms
High School Equivalency Class (HiSET)

Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 816-418-7150 to register. Sponsored by the Kansas City School District

Kids Cafe

Kids and teens are often hungry after school. Come get a healthy snack at Waldo Monday through Friday. Meals provided by Harvesters. For school aged kids.

Learning Circle: Elements of Excel
This weekly study group focusing on Microsoft Excel meets on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. The learning circles run for a total of four sessions starting June 19 and ending on July 10. They are held at our Waldo Branch - 201 E. 75th St. Kansas City, MO - in Meeting Room A.

Participants who attend all four sessions earn a 4 GB glash drive and $25 in printing credit for their library card account. That's 250 black/white pages or 62 color pages - good at any of the 10 Kansas City Public Library branches. 

In this course, participants will learn:
  • Modifying and formatting rows, columns, and cells
  • Working with worksheets vs. workbooks
  • Simple formulas
  • Sort and filter data
  • Create charts, tables, and graphs

Visit this link or see library staff to get registered! 
Parents as Teachers Playgroup

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.

Preschool Storytime

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Read to a Dog

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo branch on the second Saturday of June (June 10) and July (July 8) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a ten minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with a dog.

Stories for Ones

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Tabletop Tuesday

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!

Tech coach drop-in sessions
Computer Questions?

Get help on Tuesdays and  Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Waldo Branch. 
Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Computers will be available or bring your own.
Tech Coaches now available to answer your questions about:
  • Microsoft Word or Excel
  • the internet
  • email
  • formatting a resume
  • online applications
  • syncing your smartphone
  • and so much more!
Teen Gaming

Teens! Join us every Friday afternoon for video games on the Xbox One and Wii! Games include Rocket League, Mine Craft, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Naruto Ultimate Storm 4, Halo, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA, and more! Open to 7th through 12th graders.

Wednesday Fun

Come enjoy playing board games with friends and doing various crafts.