Tuesday, June 26, 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.

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, July 31, 2018
10:00 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

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

Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 6 to 18.

Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Audience: 
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

This group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Mt. Washington Senior Apartments, located at 570 S. Evanston in Independence, Mo. Books provided by the Sugar Creek branch of the Kansas City Public Library, with discussions moderated by Mary Roberson.

Audience: 
Adults

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
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!

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.

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.

Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Love to sing as a family? Then this is the place to show off your mad singing skills. In this non-competitive event, we’ll sing family-friendly songs. Feeling shy? We can turn it into a sing-along.
Registration is required. Please call 816-701-3483 or stop by the Trails West front desk.
Appropriate for ages 12 and younger.

Audience: 
Kids
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.

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.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014, R)
Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, & Jonathan Brugh) are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood.

Film Rating: 
R — Restricted
Dennis McCarthy

It appears to be the find of a lifetime. Shakespeareans worldwide were electrified earlier this year by the announced discovery of a previously unknown source—or inspiration—for many of the works of William Shakespeare. Researcher Dennis McCarthy and colleague June Schlueter made the case that the Bard drew repeatedly from a manuscript written in the late 1500s by a courtier of Elizabeth I. Using plagiarism-detecting software, they identified unique storylines and ideas in both the earlier document and Shakespeare’s works.

Researcher Dennis McCarthy discusses this year’s discovery of a lifetime by him and an academic colleague – that Shakespeare apparently drew repeatedly in his works from an unpublished, late-1500s manuscript. The literary sleuths employed plagiarism-detecting software.
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: