Waldo Branch

Waldo Branch

Located in the heart of the commercial and residential neighborhood for which it is named, Waldo Branch Library is one of the busiest branches in the system. It serves as a community center for the area as well as a meeting place for various community organizations and neighborhood associations.

Featured Activity at This Branch

Join Joy Monzon and us every Sunday afternoon. Enjoy a 60 minute guided practice for all levels. You will leave each session with a deep sense of gratitude and connection to your mind and body.

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Mar 10 2019.
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

At this branch

Books and Brews

Literary and noteworthy fiction and nonfiction. The group takes turns picking and facilitating. An optional dutch treat chat, chew and brews session follows at a nearby restaurant. Co-sponsored by American Association of University Women.

FREE Tax Preparation

***NOTE: All AARP tax appointment slots for the season are full. Please visit connectingforgood.org/programs/taxprep for a list of other local sites offering tax assistance.***

Representatives from AARP will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns.

Appointments are available and must be made in person during tax preparation times through AARP.  Library staff cannot schedule appointments.

Mondays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Waldo Library


*NOTE: The Library is closed on President's Day, February 18.

 This service is prioritized for seniors with low to moderate income.

Library staff are NOT tax experts.  All questions are to go through the Kansas City AARP 866-389-5627.

Before visiting an AARP volunteer, see Publication 3676-B for a list of services provided and check out the IRS What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information the volunteers will need to help you.

Please bring the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

More information is available at www.kclibrary.org/tax-help.

Literature in Translation

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.

Medicare: What You Need to Know

A FREE program that explains Medicare in a way that's easy to understand. This class will be especially helpful for people turning 65 in the next few months. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Call 816.701.6507.

Mysterious Undertakings

Contemporary and classic mysteries. The group takes turns facilitating.

Parents as Teachers Play Group

During the monthly playtimes children have the opportunity to play with other children as their parents model play and interact with other parents.

Preschool Storytime

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

Read to a Dog
The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch on the second Saturday each month between September 2018 and April 2019 (excluding December and January) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.

Read to a Dog

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch on the second Saturday each month between February 2019 and April 2019.as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with a dog.

Stories for Ones

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

Tech Coach Drop In at Waldo

COMPUTER QUESTIONS?

Get help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Waldo Branch.

We're here to help with whatever technology questions you have:

· Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
· The internet and email
· Building a resume
· Recovering a password
· Building a website
· Broken computer or phone
· Settings on your computer or phone
· Downloading and uploading
· Filling out applications for a job, assistance benefits, healthcare, legal forms, taxes
· and so much more!
 
Drop-in, no appointment necessary. We have computers or bring your own device.

Just find us by looking for our sign:


Can't make it to the drop in session? Appointments and more information available.

Teen Gaming

Teens! Join us every Friday afternoon for video games on the Xbox One and Wii! Games include Rocket League, Mine Craft, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Naruto Ultimate Storm 4, Halo, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA, and more! Open to 7th through 12th graders.

Treat Yourself to Yoga

Join Joy Monzon and us every Sunday afternoon. Enjoy a 60 minute guided practice for all levels. You will leave each session with a deep sense of gratitude and connection to your mind and body.

Waldo Lego Club

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 children.