Tuesday, January 2 – 11 – The Kansas City Public Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project will be accepting donations of hygiene products to produce free hygiene kits. Donations of shampoo, soap, deodorant and more will be collected at all library branch locations, including the North-East branch at 6000 Wilson Road.

Thursday, January 11 – Coffee, Culture, and Conversation at the Kansas City Public Library North-East branch, 6000 Wilson Rd. Stop by between 10 to 11 am for coffee and treats, Guest speaker is Northeast author Catherine Browder Morris. Sponsored by the Northeast Chamber of Commerce. Free, all are welcome.

Friday, January 12 – All Sorts Open Mic at PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave.  Performers need to sign up by 6:30 pm. Performances begin at 7 pm. For more information go to www.ph.coffee/