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Wednesday, September 12

 

ESL Conversation Group
The Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library will host an ESL Conversation Group on Wednesday, September 5, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. 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.

Learning Circles 101
The Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library is hosting a program about Learning Circles on Wednesday, September 12, from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. What is a Learning Circle and why should you care? Find out every first Wednesday at the Library! Join Alexis Burns, the Learning Circles Coordinator VISTA, for an introductory training workshop on these fun and free study groups. Sessions are open to anyone and everyone. So come learn something new at your local library.

 

Thursday, September 13

 

Mattie Rhodes Center health clinic
The Northeast location of the Mattie Rhodes Center (148 N. Topping) opens its evening health clinic, named La Clinica, every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No appointments needed, but care is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop in tech coach
The Northeast branch of the Kansas City Public Library will bring in a tech coach to assist the public on Thursday, September 13, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Get answers to questions about Microsoft Word and Excel; the internet; email, formatting a resume and online applications; syncing your smart phone, and so much more.

Feast of Fountains: A Food Truck Festival
The Feast of Fountains food truck series continues on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at The Concourse Fountain in Kessler Park. Join KC Parks and local food trucks for a Food Truck Festival to benefit the city’s beautiful fountains. Guests are invited to feast on delicious food offerings from KC’s favorite food trucks, enjoy live music from local popular bands, and other activities for the whole family. A portion of proceeds goes toward the City of Fountains Foundation to support our city’s flowing treasures. Music will be provided from Calvin Arsenia.

 

Friday, September 14

Chair Fitness
The North-East Public Library Branch (6000 Wilson Rd.) will host a chair fitness class on Friday, September 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. No matter what your limitations, you can still reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. This class is designed to offer a total body workout. Cardio, stength and flexibility exercises are all performed from a seated position.

 

Saturday, September 15

‘Ready Player One’ at the library
The Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library continues its Fresh Flicks series on Saturday, September 15, with a screening of Ready Player One beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Library this month gives the big-screen treatment to five notable films recently released to DVD—from rock ’em sock ’em action to gut-busting comedy to breathless suspense. Moving forward, Annihilation will be shown on September 22 and A Quiet Place will be screened on September 29.

Pendleton Heights movie night in Kessler Park
The Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association will be hosting movie nights in Kessler Park throughout the month of September. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and popcorn down to park at the corner of Brooklyn and St. John, near Gate 2 of Cliff Drive by the basketball court. The movies will start around 8 p.m. On Saturday, September 15, the neighborhood association will screen A Wrinkle in Time.

 

Sunday, September 16

If it Looks Like a Man: Gender Identity, Female Soldiers, and ‘Lady Bushwhackers’ in the Civil War
The Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library will host a Missouri Valley Room history program on Sunday, September 16, beginning at 2 p.m. In a time of great emphasis on the separate roles of men and women, hundreds of females—Union and Confederate—cut their hair, bound their breasts, donned men’s clothing, and reported to army recruiters for duty during the Civil War. Others served as scouts, spies, or rode with their husbands and brothers in contested areas.
Public historians Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart explore how and why these extraordinary women defied cultural norms to participate in America’s largest domestic military conflict.

 

Monday, September 17

Indian Mound Neighborhood Meeting
The Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its next monthly meeting on Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Public Library (6000 Wilson Ave.).

We speak Kansas City
The public is invited to the North-East Public Library on Monday, September 17 to participate in it’s new We Speak KC conversational English class, for beginning to intermediate English language learners. The group will discuss talking to your doctor, your children’s teachers, your landlord, and more! Contact the Refugee & Immigrant Services and Empowerment team by email at rise@kclibrary.org or by phone at 816.701.3766 for more information.

Revive the East Side public hearings
The City is hosting public meetings to solicit feedback about Councilman Scott Taylor’s Revive the East Side economic development ordinance. Northeast residents will have a chance to provide feedback during the meeting at Gregg/Klice Center on Monday, September 17, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Story time at Central Library
Come out to the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Tuesday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for story time. Join the library every Tuesday for stories, songs, and plenty of time for play. The library encourages patrons to talk, sing, read, write and play every day, but Tuesdays are special because parking is free!

 

Upcoming

Feast of Fountains: A Food Truck Festival
The Feast of Fountains food truck series continues on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at The Concourse Fountain in Kessler Park. Join KC Parks and local food trucks for a Food Truck Festival to benefit the city’s beautiful fountains. Guests are invited to feast on delicious food offerings from KC’s favorite food trucks, enjoy live music from local popular bands, and other activities for the whole family. A portion of proceeds goes toward the City of Fountains Foundation to support our city’s flowing treasures. Music will be provided from Calvin Arsenia.

 

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