The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters
Wednesday, Aug. 15  |  6:30 p.m.  | Central Library
Approaching the 150th anniversary of the original release of Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, author Anne Boyd Rioux joins the Library’s director of readers’ services, Kaite Stover, in a discussion of Rioux’s new book Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters.

Learn a Language with Pronunciator
   Pronunciator offers phrase tutorials for over 80 languages, including ESL. Courses available for English speakers or for native speakers of 50 other languages. Learn on a desktop or access from a mobile device.

Read, Listen, Download, Stream, and More
The Library's Digital Branch offers a large and growing collection of digital materials such as eBooks, digital audiobooks, databases, or streaming music and movies that you can enjoy on your computer or mobile device.

Jim Cosgrove's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, Aug. 24  |  6:30 p.m.  | Plaza Branch
Jim Cosgrove – aka Mr. Stinky Feet – is a Kansas City-area institution, singing and dancing with families in more than 3,500 shows and releasing a series of award-winning albums since his 1998 debut. The Library celebrates this milestone with a special concert featuring a number of musical guests.