Drop by the Plaza Branch’s Kid Corner anytime during this two-hour creative session. Learn to make your own ice cream, using simple ingredients and a little science know-how, and then enjoy a sundae. Supply kits are provided while they last. (Ages 3 and up)
Dan Desko, founder and CEO of the B-25 History Project, recounts the value of America’s B-25 bomber to Allied efforts in World War II. Manufactured in Kansas City, Kansas, the aircraft saw perhaps its most notable action in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and other Japanese cities in April 1942.
Bubble snakes? Square bubbles? Bubbles you can hold in your hand? Find out how any of this is physically possible as we explore the fun of bubbles! Recommended for ages 3 and up. Supplies are provided (while they last).
Portraitist and muralist Desiree Kelly, who painted the bold, personality-infused images of 11 Black baseball players in the Library exhibition ‘The Nine’ and Other Works, discusses her style, inspirations, and award-winning career.
Historian Emilye Crosby of the State University of New York at Geneseo discusses the significance of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the crucial role that women – ordinary citizens at the grassroots level – played in its passage. Her presentation comes on the eve of Women’s Equality Day on August 26.
Join a musical “safari” and meet animals from all over the world, each with its own rhythm. Then, pick up a percussion instrument … and the jungle jam begins! This program includes interactive songs, dancing, and, of course, drumming. Recommended for all ages. (Note the 6-7 p.m. program time.)
Bestselling Kansas City author Candice Millard discusses her new book River of the Gods with the Library’s Anne Kniggendorf. In the mid-1800s, racing against other European nations, England sent two explorers to stake a claim to Africa’s resources by solving a 2,000-year-old mystery – the origin of the Nile River. Former slave Sidi Mubarak Bombay kept the expedition from being a disaster.