Thursday, July 26, 2018

No matter your limitations, we hope you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. This class is designed to give you a total body workout. Cardio, strength and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 am
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
9:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
10:30 am
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Storytime

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018
12:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other
Thursday, June 14, 2018
1:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Crafts

During this high-energy, interactive performance, children are invited to join a musical “safari” where they meet different animals whose names are set to rhythm.  After meeting the animals, each child is given a percussion instrument… and the jungle jam begins! As the rhythms of the animals lock together, an exciting sense of community begins to develop. This program includes interactive songs, dancing, and, of course, DRUMMING!

Thursday, July 26, 2018
1:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other

Jay and Leslie celebrate the awesomeness of libraries and the musicality of language in Stories Of Note. Highlights include real juggling with fake rocks and a detective mystery radio play that takes a musical turn.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
2:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other
Kids Cafe provides free, nutritious meals for any youth ages 1 to 18. Walk-ins welcome.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
2:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Join us as we build and create with Lego bricks. Work toward a construction goal on your own or with a group. Appropriate for ages 5-12. Duplo blocks will be available for younger kids.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
3:30 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other

Kids Cafe provides free, nutritious meals for any child ages 1 to 18. Walk-ins welcome.

Friday, June 1, 2018
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Drop in Tech Coach
Get answers to your questions about:

*Microsoft Word or Excel
*the internet
*email
*formatting a resume
*online applications
*syncing your smartphone
*and so much more!

Can't make it to a drop in session? See staff or call 816-701-3606 to make an appointment!

Thursday, July 12, 2018
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Come play the Wii, the Xbox, the Playstation, and more! This event is appropriate for ages 10-18.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Games

The Plaza Library and Consensus KC invite you to a conversation about legalizing marijuana. As the push for legalization spreads across the US, a different conversation emerges around marijuana. Lets Talk!

Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Are you ready for change? HIIT is designed to help participants achieve superior fat loss while maintaining muscle. This class alternates between short periods of cardio exercises with less intense recovery periods. You will improve your athletic capacity and condition, glucose metabolism and fat burning. Please bring your own hand weights.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Vamos a leer y discutir diversas obras de literatura en nuestra idioma favorita. Todos los niveles entre intermedio y hablante nativo son bienvenidos!

Let’s read and discuss diverse works of literature in our favorite language. All levels from intermediate to native speaker are welcome!

This month's pick is El Amor, Así de Simple, Así de Complicado.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:30 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Books

Travel the world through the eyes of authors whose work was written in their native language, and translated to English. Book Group, meets every fourth Thursday at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, June 28, 2018
6:30 pm
Audience: 
Adults

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.

Friday, February 2, 2018
9:00 am to 11:00 am

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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Computer Questions?

Get help on Thursdays from 6-8 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.

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 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!

Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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.

 

Friday, December 8, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free 6 week course instructed by Cindy Newland and her team from Functional Fitness. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and towels. No registration is required.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

ABsolutely Amazing Abs goes beyond getting a flat belly or a six-pack of abs. There are several benefits associated with abdominal exercises. Attain better posture, increase flexibility in the lower back and improve digestion. Classes will begin with a dynamic stretching warm up. Participants will need to be able to perform floor exercises. Bring a mat.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Joel P. Rhodes
Historian Joel Rhodes, who led research for the Library exhibit It Finally Happened Here: The Kansas City Riot, April 9-12, 1968, takes a 50-year look back at the deadly, four-day episode – one of nearly 300 incidents of civil disorder across America during the civil rights era.
 
Historian Joel Rhodes, who led research for the Library exhibit It Finally Happened Here: The Kansas City Riot, April 9-12, 1968, takes a 50-year look back at the deadly, four-day episode – one of nearly 300 incidents of civil disorder across America during the civil rights era.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm