Wednesday, April 25, 2018

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
9:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime
Join us for a thoughtful discussion of Not A Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America by Peter Edelman.   The author will be joining the conversation via conference call!

Go to www.nationalweekofconversation.org and sign the pledge, and join us!  

Not A Crime to Be Poor

We will meet in the Chairman's Office on the first floor.
Audience: 
Adults
Teens
Activity Type: 
Books
Join us the 4th Wednesday of each month for coffee tastings and pairings in the Central Library Coffee Shop.

Shanti offers a tasting at 1 p.m. and another one at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
1:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Design great perler bead creations!

Ages 12 to 18

Audience: 
Teens
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.

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Wednesdays 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!

The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a community-based program which empowers participants to maintain quality of life when living with type 2 diabetes. The DSMP is provided in two-and-a-half-hour-long sessions, once a week for six weeks. Workshops are facilitated by trained leaders, who live with or help someone manage diabetes.

This 6-week series will meet from 10:30am-12:45pm on the following Wednesdays:
March 21
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18 
April 25

Subjects covered include:

  1. techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration;
  2. appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance;
  3. healthy eating
  4. appropriate use of medication; and
  5. working more effectively with health care providers.

Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Special thanks to NourishKC for providing health snacks for these workshops.

RSVP to Linda Warrior at 816-701-3484 or at lindawarrior@kclibrary.org.

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at Westport.

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!

Get fit fast with America s #1 walking system! Leslie Sansone's 2 Mile Brisk Walk-30 Minutes
This is an extension of the Walk On 1 class. Participants will follow Leslie's DVD in a 2 mile walking workout that builds strength, endurance and flexibility, while boosting energy levels and super-charging your upper and lower body. This class is free and open to the public.

Get a handle on your personal finances by creating a basic budget. Learn how to use Microsoft Excel online for free to automatically calculate your expenses each month. Registration required.

Learn valuable job searching, professional networking, resume, and cover letter techniques for a successful job search from staff of Kansas City Public Library’s H&R Block Business & Career Center.

This program is being offered in partnership with Money Smart Kansas City.

No RSVP needed. Contact Eric Petersen at ericpetersen@kclibrary.org or 816-701-3645 for more information.

Computer Questions? Get help on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. at Bluford 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 session? Appointments and more information available.

Stay on the road to better health with Stay Strong Stay Healthy Level 2, an 8 week strength training program offered by MU Extension. This second level of strength training starts on April 23rd and runs through June 13th, meeting every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30. Call the Library for more information. 816-701-3485.

Computer Questions?

Get help on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6-8 p.m. at Plaza 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.

 

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.

English for Citizenship, Multi-purpose Room - Vault Level

This 12-week course will help English language learners:
- Learn more about the English language
- Be more confident speaking, listening, and interacting
- Practice conversational English
- Prepare for the citizenship process

Please register by emailing Jane Lee (janelee@kclibrary.org) or clicking the link: https://goo.gl/qNFaog

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 p.m.
The Kansas City Public Library—Ruiz Branch
2017 W. Pennway St., Kansas City, MO 64108
FREE— No Reservation Required

Getting started with native plants can be easy if you have the right information. In this workshop we will cover:

What are native plants
How to select the right native plants for your landscape
Where to purchase native plants
Planning and creating a native plant garden
Caring for and maintaining native plants
Collecting native plant seeds

Paula Diaz with Kansas City Native Plant Initiative will lead us through this informative workshop. Paula is also the owner of GardeNerd Consultations, which provides designs incorporating native plants into traditional home and business landscapes. Additionally, she is a member of GrowNative! and the Missouri Native Plant Society.
 
Admission is FREE.

Questions? Contact Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565 or amymorris@kclibrary.org.

Learn more about the gardening and planting resources available at the Ruiz Branch at kclibrary.org/seedlibrary.

Wednesday Matinee

Our Wednesday Matinee film series continues this month with films about baseball and basketball. Join us in the Vault every Wednesday at 1 PM for a fresh look at two of America's favorite sports. 

Mr. 3000 (2004, PG-13)
An aging baseball star finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

Film Rating: 
PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned