Join us at the Downtown Library as we start our exciting new series, Celebrating All of Us. This series will be a celebration of all the uniquely wonderful aspects of our community. Each month we will focus on a different group and delve into the ways that we are the same while embracing the ways that we are different.  For more information, call Josh at 816-232-7729.

Looking Through a Blacked-Out Lens: Learning About Our Blind Community — Join Lisa Hellman, Youth Librarian from Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, in discovering what it’s like to be blind. We will have stations where attendees can experience different vision conditions. Participants will also learn how to help and interact with their blind community.

Saturday, August 24 @ 2 p.m

Drag Queen Story Hour — All ages are welcome to this free event. In this installment of Celebrating All of Us, we are celebrating our LGBTQ+ community and everyone’s inner child will be allowed to play! Children are naturally more accepting; loving their friends and family regardless of how they may be different from others. We also want young people to feel confident in who they are, that they can be what and who they want to be. Come listen to Vivian Versace read some stories and host a dance party! For more information, contact Josh at the Downtown Library – 232-7729. Tuesday, September 10 @ 6 p.m