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Featured This Month Snowflake Swing West, 7 pm, Saturday, December 7 Grab your dancing shoes and swing the night away with some holiday tunes! Join us for a concert and dance featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. Come as you are or dress up in your best retro inspired outfits. Want to give back this holiday season? Bring in a new children’s book to donate to WyCo children in need.

Santa Paw-traits: Family Holiday Open House Meowy Christmas and Happy Howlidays! Friendly pets and the rest of their family are invited to enjoy treats, make a keepsake craft and have a special holiday paw-trait session with Santa! South, 6 pm, Monday, December 9

Star Wars Holiday Special We'll have crafts, games, and refreshments at this Star Wars-themed party. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! We'll have a special appearance by the big guy himself, Santa! Turner, 6 pm, Thursday, December 12 Registration Required

Stories with Santa Meet Santa and enjoy some of his favorite holiday stories! We will sing songs and make a tree ornament. There will be an opportunity at the end of the event to take a photo with Santa. Main, 11 am, Saturday, December 14

Winter Craft Party Join us for our Winter Holiday party where we will be making pretty ornaments and necklaces with hot cocoa and cookies. West, 2 pm, Saturday, December 21

Art Exhibits Megan Dunaway Main

Emily McQuillan Schlagle

David Alston South

Art as Community: Hmong Textiles in America West

Layla Golubski Turner


Announcements Closings December 24-26 and 31 for the holidays. Mobile Library service will be closed from December 23-31 for the holidays.

Adults & All Ages Arts & Culture The Writers’ Bloc West, 7 pm, Mondays Write Here at the Library Main, 6 pm, Tuesday, December 3

Book Clubs Next Chapter Book Club* Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen Main, 5:30 pm Monday, December 2 Registration required Bookfix Book Club* South, 10 am, Thursday, December 5 The Blended and Beautiful African American Book Club* Holiday gathering for members West, 5:30 pm, Monday, December 9 Inspirational Book Club* A Secret to Die For by Lisa Harris West, 7 pm, Thursday, December 12 Clueless: A Mystery Book Club* Penance by Kanae Minato Panera at the Legends, 12:30 pm, Monday, December 16 Â

Common Grounds Book Club* Book recommendations for next year Main, 1 pm, Wednesday, December 18

College & Career Working Mondays* 2 hours of computer time for jobrelated tasks. West, 12:45 pm, Mondays Working Wednesdays* 2 hours of computer time for jobrelated tasks. Main, 1 pm, Wednesdays except Dec. 25 GED Classes* Main, 8:30 am, Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays through Dec. 18 Registration required Job Skills Class* Main, 2 pm, Thursday, December 19 Registration required

Computers & Tech One on One Computer Help Library Hours with Appointment at Main, South, Turner, and West

Computer Basics* Main, 10 am, Wednesdays Registration required Part I - December 4 Part II - December 11

One Stop Study Shop: Learning Express West, 2 pm, Saturday, December 7 Registration required Microsoft Word* West, 9:30 am, Monday, December 9 West, 6 pm, Tuesday, December 10 Main, 6 pm, Tuesday, December 10 Registration required Google Apps* West, 9:30 am, Thursday, December 12 Registration required Phone Help* Main, 2 pm, Friday, December 13 Registration required Microsoft Excel* West, 9:30 am, Monday, December 16 West, 6 pm, Tuesday, December 17 Registration required


Adults and All Ages Internet for Beginners* Main, 6 pm, Tuesday, December 17 Registration required Email Help* Main, 2 pm, Friday, December 20 Registration required

Crafts & DIY

Board @ The Library West, 1 pm, Sunday, December 8 Family Lego Club West, 10:30 am, Saturday, December 14 Bingo for Books South, 6:30 pm, Wednesday, December 18

Sunday Sewing South, 2 pm, Sunday, December 1

Health & Wellness

Crafting for Seniors* West, 11 am, Monday, December 2

Mindfulness and Meditation Main, 12 pm, Wednesdays except Dec. 25

DIY Mini Nutcracker Turner, 6 pm, Monday, December 2

Conversation Cafe Main, 2 pm, Thursdays except Dec. 26

Dessert in a Jar* South, 7 pm, Wednesday, December 4 Insta-Coasters Turner, 3 pm, Friday, December 6 Sunday Sewing South, 2 pm, Sunday, December 15

Healthcare Marketplace Enrollment Main, 9 am, Monday, December 2, & 2 pm, Wednesday, December 11 Medicare Educational Meeting West, 11 am, Thursday, December 5 Registration required

Christmas Craft Party Turner, 6 pm, Monday, December 16

Language Learning

Yarn Crafters Club West, 11 am, Monday, December 23

Inglés Básico/English Class South, 6:30 pm, Tuesdays except Dec. 24* Main, 6 pm, Wednesdays except Dec. 25

DIY Calendar* Main, 2 pm, Sunday, December 29 Registration required.

Finance & Legal Citizenship Classes* South, 6 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays through Dec. 18

Games & Videogames Game On @ The Library West, 1 pm, Sunday, December 1 & 15

Conversational Spanish* Basic skills needed to participate South, 2 pm, Tuesdays except Dec. 24 Main, 2 pm, Thursdays except Dec. 26

Movies South Family Movie Night South, 6 pm, Mondays Dec. 2 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold Dec. 16 - Elf Dec. 23 - The Grinch (2018) Dec. 30 - Abominable

Wednesday Night Movies: Home (Invasion) For The Holidays * Main, 6 pm, Wednesdays Dec. 4 - Cape Fear Dec. 11 - Straw Dogs Dec. 18 - Funny Games Mad for the Movies: Back to the Future Trilogy West, 6:30 pm, Wednesdays Dec. 4 - Back to the Future Dec. 11 - Back to the Future Part II Dec. 18 - Back to the Future Part III Thursday Night Theater West, 6 pm, Thursdays Dec. 5 - The Angry Birds Movie 2 Dec. 12 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold Dec. 19 - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Saturday Movies* Main, 1 pm, Saturdays Dec. 7 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold Dec. 14 - Angel Has Fallen Dec. 21 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Dec. 28 - It Chapter 2 All Aboard the Polar Express! Movie pajama party Turner, 10 am, Saturday, December 14 Registration required

Speakers & Forums Next Chapter Kansas City Forum West, 6 pm, Tuesday, December 3

Author Lila Johnson Main, 1 pm, Saturday, December 14 * These programs are adults-only


Children Holiday Wreaths West, 6 pm, Wednesday, December 11

Video Game Club West, 1 pm, Wednesday, December 11

Shrinky Dink Bracelets West, 4 pm, Thursday, December 12 Holiday Cookie Decorating South, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 16 Kids’ Café Mon-Fri, 3 pm, West, 4 pm, Main Through Dec. 19 Join us for snacks provided by KCKPS for children ages 0-18. Snacks must be eaten on site.

Book Clubs Book to Movie Club Main, 1:30 pm, Saturday, December 28

Art & Crafts Bilingual Craft Time South, 5:30 pm, Thursdays except Dec. 26

Munchie Monday: Christmas Cookie Decorating West, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 16

Paper Plate Snow Globe Turner, 12 pm, Thursday, December 5 Registration required DIY Spa Day West, 3 pm, Monday, December 9 Tree Ornaments Workshop South, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 9 Light-Up Snowman Ornaments South, 4 pm, Tuesday, December 10 Marbled Glass Ornaments Main, 3 pm, Wednesday, December 11 Registration required

Learning & Culture

Get Your Art On!: Marc Chagall Main, 3 pm, Wednesday, December 18

Girls Who Code Club West, 6 pm, Thursdays except Dec. 26 Registration required

Gingerbread Houses West, 6 pm, Wednesday, December 18

Music Monday West, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 2

Christmas Morning Window Suncatcher Ornament Turner, 6 pm, Thursday, December 19 Registration Required

Homeschool Thursday: Animal Wonders Turner, 1 pm, Thursday, December 5 Registration Required

Snow Globe Photo Ornament Main, 1:30 pm, Saturday, December 21 Registration Required

Homeschool Hour: Epic Engineering! South, 1 pm, Friday, December 6

Build a Gingerbread House South, 2 pm, Saturday, December 21 Yarn Christmas Tree West, 6 pm, Wednesday, December 4

Star Wars Party South, 2:30 pm, Monday, December 30

Let it Snow! Main, 2 pm, Monday, December 23 Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest South, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 23 Mixed Media Winter Art South, 2 pm, Thursday, December 27

Games & Videogames Game Night Main, 3:30 pm, Mondays Gamers’ Adventures Turner, 3:30 pm, Mondays & Thursdays except Dec. 26 Lego Club Main, 6 pm, Wednesdays except Dec. 25

STEM Saturday: Avengers STEMfinity Day Main, 1 pm, Saturday, December 7 Homeschool Monday: 1 Stitch 2 Stitch West, 11 am, Monday, December 9 Registration required Chemis-tree Turner, 6 pm, Monday, December 9 Registration required Homeschool Friday: Professor I Drop, The Juggling Scientist Turner, 1 pm, 11 am, Friday, December 13 Registration required Homeschool Thursday: Severe Weather Challenge Main, 1 pm, Thursday, December 19 Registration required


Children Storytimes Main 6 by 6 Storytime Stories, songs, and loads of fun for Early Learners that focus on the 6 skills preschoolers need to be ready for school. 6 pm, Tuesdays except Dec. 24 Ages: 3-5 years Baby Storytime Start your little ones on their literacy journey to becoming a lifelong reader with stories, rhymes, and songs. 10 am, Wednesdays except Dec. 25 Ages: Birth-24 months Family Storytime Stories, dance, and songs to help your child build a lifelong love of reading! 11 am, Saturdays Ages: All Ages

Schlagle Nature Storytime: Night Tree Help us create a feast for the animals that live in the forest by our library after we read Eve Bunting's classic, Night Tree. 10 am, Saturday, December 21 Ages: All Ages

West

South Little Learners Storytime Stories that focus on 6 by 6 prereading skills. 10:30 am, Tuesdays except Dec. 24 Ages: All Ages Paint the Pages We’ll read a story then paint a picture inspired by the book! 2 pm, Saturday, December 7 Ages: All Ages

Turner Friday 6 by 6 Storytime Stories, dance, and games to get kids excited about learning 6 by 6 prereading skills! 10:30 am, Fridays Age: 18 months to 8 years

Preschool Storytime Stories, songs, crafts, play, and STEAM activities engage kids in early literacy learning with a focus on 6 by 6: Ready to Read principles. 10 am, Wednesdays except Dec. 25 Ages: 3-5 years Toddler Storytime Short stories, songs, fingerplays, movement activities, and free play to reinforce early language learning. 10 am, Thursdays except Dec. 26 Ages: 12-36 months

Mobile Library Storytime Blue Route, Angels of Grace, Friday, December 6 & 20 Purple Route, Legend Oaks Apartments, Monday, December 2 & 16

Movies Main Family Movie Night Main, 6 pm, Thursdays Dec. 5 - The Polar Express Dec. 12 - Rise of the Guardians Dec. 19 - The Grinch (2018)

Recreation Free Friday West, 3 pm, Friday December 6 & 13

Stocking-Stuffer Children's Book Sale Main, Library Hours, December 14 & 15 All materials are gently used kids and teens materials. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 2 for $1. Fill up any bag for $5. All Kids Bucks earned through the Summer Reading Program can be used towards the purchase of book sale items.


Teens Book Clubs Book to Movie Club Main, 1:30 pm, Saturday, December 28

Art & Crafts Gingerbread House Competition West, 1 pm, Wednesday, December 4

Mixed Media Winter Art South, 2 pm, Thursday, December 27

Games & Videogames Game Night Main, 3:30 pm, Mondays

Yarn Christmas Tree West, 6 pm, Wednesday, December 4

Gamers’ Adventures Turner, 3:30 pm, Mondays & Thursdays except Dec. 26

Bad Art Day: Holiday Ornament West, 4 pm, Thursday, December 5

Lego Club Main, 6 pm, Wednesdays except Dec. 25

DIY Spa Day West, 3 pm, Monday, December 9

Video Game Club West, 1 pm, Wednesday, December 11 South, 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 11

Light-Up Snowman Ornaments South, 4 pm, Tuesday, December 10 Marbled Glass Ornaments Main, 3 pm, Wednesday, December 11 Registration required Holiday Wreaths West, 6 pm, Wednesday, December 11 Shrinky Dink Bracelets West, 4 pm, Thursday, December 12 Munchie Monday: Christmas Cookie Decorating West, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 16

Homeschool Thursday: Severe Weather Challenge Main, 1 pm, Thursday, December 19 Registration required

Star Wars Party South, 2:30 pm, Monday, December 30

Learning & Culture

Movies

Girls Who Code Club West, 6 pm, Thursdays except Dec. 26 Registration required

Anime Clubs Visit facebook.com/otakuanimecorps

Music Monday West, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 2 Teen Volunteer Orientation Main, 6 pm, Monday, December 2 & 16 Kids Science Lab: Winter Science South, 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 4

Gingerbread Houses West, 6 pm, Wednesday, December 18

Teen Advisory Group Main, 3 pm, Wednesday, December 4

Build a Gingerbread House South, 2 pm, Saturday, December 21

Homeschool Thursday: Animal Wonders Turner, 1 pm, Thursday, December 5 Registration required

Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest South, 3:30 pm, Monday, December 23

Kids Science Lab: DIY Crystal Ornaments South, 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 18

Practice ACT Main, 9 am, Saturday, December 21 Registration required

Get Your Art On!: Marc Chagall Main, 3 pm, Wednesday, December 18

Let it Snow! Main, 2 pm, Monday, December 23

Homeschool Friday: Professor I Drop, The Juggling Scientist Turner, 1 pm, 11 am, Friday, December 13 Registration required

Homeschool Hour: Epic Engineering! South, 1 pm, Friday, December 6 STEM Saturday: Avengers STEM-finity Day Main, 1 pm, Saturday, December 7 Chemis-tree Turner, 6 pm, Monday, December 9 Registration required

Anime Club - Main, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, December 17 Otaku Anime Corps - Turner, 5 pm, Wednesdays except Dec. 25 West Anime Corps - West, 6 pm, December 2, 10, & 17

Recreation Free Friday West, 3 pm, Friday December 6 & 13


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Diciembre 2019 @ Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Estaremos cerrados el 24, 25, 26 y 31 de diciembre por ser días feriados.

Main Library Plaza Comunitaria y Computación Básica ¡Ven y conócenos!, el Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los adultos (INEA) y KCKPL ofrecen servicios de alfabetización, y obtención del certificado de Primaria o Secundaria 2 pm, todos los lunes y martes excepto el 24 de diciembre

Inglés Básico Aprenda inglés en la biblioteca. Venga y aprenda pronombres, verbos, vocabulario, gramática, y comprensión oral. 6 pm, todos los miércoles excepto el 25 de diciembre

South Branch Library Clases de Ciudadanía Gratis Las clases ofrecidas incluyen el trabajo del curso centrado en el idioma inglés, la historia estadounidense y el conocimiento cívico necesario para aprobar la entrevista y el examen de naturalización. Regístrese en 913-295-8250 6 pm, todos los lunes y miércoles excepto el 25 de diciembre Hora de Manualidades Bilingüe Los niños harán divertidas manualidades y aprenderán figuras, colores, y palabras/frases básicas en Español e Inglés. 5:30 pm, jueves excepto el 26 de diciembre Clases de Inglés Gratis! Quiere aprender o mejorar su inglés? Únase a nuestro grupo. Niños son bienvenidos. 6:30 pm, todos los martes excepto el 24 de diciembre

Clases de Canto Aprende a darle claridad y tono a tu canto con este programa gratuito cada sábado. Todas las edades y todos los estilos, con la profesora Sandra Zamora. 11 am, sábado, 7 de diciembre Posada Navideña La Biblioteca South te invita a ti y a tu familia a celebrar con música, manualidades, juegos y aperitivos tradicionales nuestra Posada Navideña. 5:30 pm, jueves,19 de diciembre Clases de Computación para Adultos Quieres aprender conceptos básicos de Computación, como buscar información en internet o como usar las redes sociales. Anímate a participar en la sesion de computación el cuarto sábado de cada mes. 10 am, sábado, 21 de diciembre

Todos los programas son gratuitos y abiertos al público en general a menos que esté indicado de otra manera. Para obtener mayor información, visite el sitio web kckpl.org.


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