Tuesday, June 19, 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, June 26, 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, October 18, 2016
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

KC Memory Cafe is for those living with memory loss and their care partners.

The Overland park Arboretum and the Ruiz Seed Library join us for an interactive session on trees, seeds, and all things green and growing. Enjoy refreshments and interesting conversations as we learn more about nature.

What is a Memory Cafe? Memory Cafes provide a safe place to learn and socialize for people living with dementia and their care partners. The Cafes offer opportunities to meet new people, explore new ideas, and stay engaged in the community.

Sponsored by: The Creativity Connection, Arts & AGEing KC, Prairie Elder Care, The Alzheimer's Association, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Villages of Jackson Creek Memory Care, and Kansas City Public Library.

Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Tuesday, June 19, 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.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
2:30 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Friday, September 8, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other
Join us for another session of gentle yoga!

These free classes are designed for all ages, abilities, and skill levels. Bring a yoga mat and water to drink. Please arrive at least five minutes early to each class.
Classes led by Sally King, Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hours.

RSVP to reserve your spot for the first class! Spaces are limited.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
4:30 pm
Audience: 
Adults

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, April 4, 2017
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

This high intensity interval training (HIIT) will get you sweating and moving. Get the maximum benefits of exercise with this 45-minute workout.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
5:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

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, June 12, 2018
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Are you a teenager who loves to read and has questions about sex, relationships, your body, and more? Come join us for a new book group, Sex Talk and Books, at the Plaza Library. This session we are reading “Let’s Talk About Love” by Claire Kann.  This book is about a teen who is learning what her asexuality means not only to her but to those she is in relationships with. This group will meet weekly for eight weeks to discuss the interesting lives of these characters and to learn more about sexuality and the many complex relationships we have in our lives. Each participant will receive a free book and journal. Dinner and snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
6:30 pm
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.

Don't worry about the weather. Come walk a mile in the comfort of air conditioning. Participants will follow a walking routine that is modeled after the Leslie Sansone walking DVDs. This class is a gentle paced 1 mile beginner walk program. Participants will increase their heart rate with low impact moves no matter what the weather is like outside.

Do you love drawing and telling stories? Have you ever wondered what a career as an illustrator is like? In this 6 week program, we’ll be learning all about the different jobs of an illustrator and make some amazing art along the way! From story-boarding to book illustration, you will get hands-on experience learning different types of visual storytelling and illustration forms. Kids ages 8-14

Week 1 Story-boarding: We will learn the basics of story-boarding for animation and graphic novels and discuss plot & storytelling.
Week 2 Character Design: Design a character and sidekick based on their setting, personality, and plot.
Week 3 Background Design: Learn to create a background that fits the atmosphere and lore of a story.
Week 4 Picture Book Illustration: Learn to illustrate a story by balancing text and image.
Week 5 Freelance (Free Choice): Visual storytelling illustration of choice: Comic strip, character design, book illustration, storyboard
Week 6 Portfolio Design: In the final week, we will bind our finished work into a portfolio and decorate the covers.

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Central, café.

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!

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.

Groups, Gangs, & Gal Pals

Everybody needs to feel like they belong. And some folks, when they find that sense of belonging, can accomplish the extraordinary.

The Endless Summer (1966, PG)
This classic documentary is the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and beyond, two California surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, accomplish in a few months what most people never do in a lifetime: they live their dream. Director Bruce Brown created a film so powerful, it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. 

UP NEXT:
June 26       What We Do in the Shadows (2014, R)

Film Rating: 
PG — Parental Guidance Suggested
For part one of a two-day Songwriter in You activity, popular Kansas City pop-jazz duo Victor & Penny will visit the Central Library, setting up their SongLab in Kirk Hall over a long lunch hour. During this time, the musicians invite patrons to submit ideas and words to fold into verse, either in-person or via social media. From those contributions, Victor & Penny will craft an original song. This activity is part of the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program.
 
Verlin Boes, Thad Lincoln

Americans already have seen some benefits, in the form of smaller payroll withholdings, from the new tax law signed last December. But for the most part, the impact of the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years won’t be felt until the 2019 filing season.