Clubs & Activities
The Library's Community Resources Division faciliatates this weekly outreach event every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m in the Central Library's One North Technology Center.
Each week various service providers from the community are on hand to assist patrons with resources relevant to their needs, answer questions, and connect them with services.
Additionally, Community Resources staff are available to provide information about Library resources, services, and programs.
Free books are provided through the Westport Branch’s paperback exchange program.
For more information: call 816-701-3767 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Are you interested in making a difference at your library? Do you enjoy planning events and talking to other teens your age? Then this is the opportunity for you! Join our Teen Advisory Group and make the library a better, more fun place for teens like you!
This event is appropriate for ages 12-18.
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Join us Tuesday & Thursday evenings to improve your health while having fun, making connections, and receiving great tips and recipes by joining our 2019 Spring Weight Loss Challenge! Prizes for winners and participants include a Fitbit, $100 Gift Card, Healthy Harvest Mobile Market Vouchers, Library Gift Pack, and much more! You can join at anytime throughout the program, but take full advantage by starting the first week. This program is in partnership with Truman Medical Centers Wellness Connection, TMC Healthy Harvest Mobile Market, and NickiFit.
Week 1 Topic: Being Active- A Way of Life (Thurs March 7, Myth Busting with NickiFit at 6:45 pm)
Week 2 Topic: Back Talk to Negative Thoughts
Week 3 Topic: The Calorie Balance
Week 4 Topic: Ways to Stay Motivated (Tues March 26- Dr Lindquist, Weight Loss Doctor One-on-One Discussions and Thurs March 28 Dr. Lindquist "Why I'm not losing weight" Presentation at 6:45 pm)
Week 5 Topic: 4 Keys to Healthy Living (Tues & Thurs- Free Produce with Blood Pressure screenings!)
Week 6 Topic: 3 Ways to Eat Less Fat and Fewer Calories
Week 7 Topic: Move Those Muscles
Week 8 Topic: Handling Holidays, Vacations, and Special Events (Thurs April 25 Stress Presentation 6:45 pm)
Week 9 Topic: Make Social Cues Work For You
Week 10 Topic: Preventing Relapse - Final Health Screenings!
Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm: Awards Night! Prizes for winners and participants will be given at this time.
*Each week, participants will be able to weigh in and check blood pressure
*Weekly emailed education materials provided
*Weekly emailed recipes provided by the TMC Healthy Harvest Mobile Market
*To be eligible for prizes, you must have the health screening in Week 1
5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Lucile H. Bluford Branch
High energy aerobics class with music and dance-inspired moves. Zumba® incorporates Salsa, Hip-Hop, Meringue, Break Dancing, Cha-Cha, Belly Dancing, Flamenco and more in a cardio format that makes exercising fun.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Lucile H. Bluford Branch
In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate.
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm