Plaza Library Kid Corner Events

I love the Kansas City Plaza Library! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully express just how awesome it is! I’m in the midst of a 30 day blogging challenge so lately, if I’m not at home or work, I’m at the Plaza Library. However the attraction is more than free access to computers. The Kansas City Public Library hosts extraordinary events and programs in Kansas City. For this reason I included the library in an article about opportunities for children to learn outside of the classroom. This year the Plaza Library is already off to a great start. Here is a list ofRead More →

The Long Night by Tim Matsui, an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer, shines a light on the issue of sex trafficking in America. This riveting documentary weaves together the stories of seven people — young girls who were forced or coerced into the sex trade, their parents, and police — whose lives have been forever changed.  Originally a photography project the 72-minute film is a culminates 15 years of work. Set in Seattle, WA, it was named Pictures of the Year International’s top documentary project of 2014. The Kansas City Public Library screened The Long Night at the Plaza Branch’s Truman Forum Auditorium. Matsui then lead aRead More →

When it comes to Lily, there is one all-encompassing thing I make time for everyday. Her education. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 strips me of the excuse of saying she’s learning at school and putting the lessons she needs to learn solely in the hands of a teacher. Her dad and I are her first teachers. With determination, creativity, and countless Google searches I have a wealth of resources to make sure Lily’s life is full of opportunities to think outside the classroom in Kansas City. Listed below are just a few of them. Here at Home Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Time Lily is a close step behind me most of theRead More →

The Kansas City Public Library invited Mary Roach  for a Q&A session to promote her book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Mary Roach is an American author specializing in taboo scientific subjects. Her book focuses on the digestive tract, the pathway by which food enters the body and solid wastes are expelled. Roach shared several memorable stories with her unique style of humor and wit. The topics ranged from how competitive eaters keep the food down to what it takes to be a food tester to a drug mule who refused to have a bowel movement for almost a month to whether or notRead More →

Apparently the first step in saving the world is to buy author Eric Mann’s book, Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer. At least that’s the impression I got when he refused to answer questions about his organization unless I bought one. I didn’t, by the way, and here’s why: The Kansas City Public Library hosted Eric Mann as a guest speaker to promote his book and bring awareness to the Fight for the Soul of the Cities movement. Well…that’s what people came for. What actually transpired can best be described as surreal. Mann started off with a bizarre tangent on how allRead More →

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