We did it again! >>
has been selected by
America’s Star Library
— for the 8th year in a row! We are one of only 6 Missouri libraries to earn a ranking this year. A big thank you to ALL our patrons, whose library use helped us earn high marks. It’s a pleasure to serve you! >>
Make It! Soda Can Angels
tues Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm
The holiday countdown is on! To celebrate the season, come craft a choir of pop-can angels--a cute throwback craft from pre-Pinterest days! Supplies are provided. Join us!
Sew Fun! Sewing for Beginners: Meet a Machine
thurs dec 6 @ 6:30 pm
Want to learn how to sew--and starting at square one? Have no fear! This class is for you. Join us for a quick intro to machine sewing (machines and fabric/supplies are provided), and leave with a small project in hand. With instructor Patty Ibarra.
A Moveable Feast: NKCPL's Cookbook Club and Potluck Party
thurs dec 6 @ 6:30 pm
Do you love a good cookbook almost as much as a good novel? Do you love to gather with friends over a delicious meal? Then this group may be for you! Join us for a themed potluck on the first Thursday of *most* months. Want more details about how this monthly group works, what this month's theme is, and/or what you might bring to the feast? Contact Amy Brown at
, or by phone at 816.221.3360. We'd love to have you!
15th Annual Holiday Tea
sat dec 8 from 1-4 pm
Join us for our 15th Annual Holiday Tea, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This special afternoon of treats, music, and festive fun is one of our favorite events of the year--and once you attend, you'll understand why! Drop in anytime from 1-4 on Saturday, December 8. No registration required (though you can
to sign up to receive an event reminder). Have kiddos? We'll have a craft on hand for them to do, too. Join us!
Sew Fun! Stitched with Love
tues dec 11 @ 6:30 pm
Drop in anytime after 6:30 pm to work on a simple donation sewing project.
Yoga for Everybody (on the mat)
tues dec 11 @ 6:30 pm and/or tues dec 18 @ 6:30 pm
*New series!* Join instructor Amy Vance for a refreshing hour of yoga at the Library. No experience necessary! Bring a mat (or a towel), if you can. Amy will be teaching a number of Tuesday evening yoga classes from Dec-Feb, so come as often as makes sense for you. This is a great opportunity to start a new yoga practice as we head into the New Year! Go to
> Programs and Events tab > December to register for one or both of these December sessions.
wed dec 12 @ 10 am
Looking for a gentle form of stretching--but not quite ready to hit the mat? Join us every other Wednesday (approximately) for a relaxing hour of chair yoga with instructor Shannon Wheeler. No yoga experience necessary!
Make It! Alcohol Ink Ornaments
thurs dec 13 @ 6:30 pm
Join crafter Sheryl Godsy for a creative workshop, and learn how to use alcohol inks to make fun and festive holiday ornaments. Lots of possibilities here! Supplies are provided.
Sew Fun! MYO Cozy PJ Pants
fri dec 14 @ 10 am
Come learn how to make your own cozy pair of PJ pants with instructor Lenora Remmert. You will need to supply your own fleece or flannel fabric for this one; we will be in touch closer to class time with details about those requirements (yardage and such).
Loops & Threads: NKCPL's Fiber Crafting Group
tues dec 18 @ 6:30 pm
Are you a fiber lover (a knitter, crocheter, or spinner, perhaps) who's looking to connect with others of your own kind? Bring your wip (a last-minute gift, perhaps??) and come knit/stitch (etc) alongside other fiber-craft friends. New knitters and crocheters, you're welcome to join us at this session, too!
Sew Fun! Open Sew @ NKCPL
tues dec 18 from 6-8:30 pm
Interested in doing some sewing on your own outside of the Library's designated instructional time? Check out Open Sew! Bring your work-in-progress (maybe a handmade gift you're working on?) and utilize free access to the Library's Common Threads Makerspace, a new sewing lab located on our Lower Level. Questions about this space/time? Please email
There is no sewing instruction during this time, and machines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Live Music! Winter Concert :: Braulio Bosi on Classical Guitar
thurs dec 20 @ 7 pm
Join us for a special winter-themed concert with classical guitarist and UMKC professor Braulio Bosi. This promises to be a lovely evening, so come take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle! Refreshments provided. Bring a friend! To register to receive an event reminder,
It's a holiday scavenger hunt! Enter to win. >>
Find NKCPL’s decorated tree
on Armour Road and note five book titles that you find on its branches. Then log those titles here at the Library for a chance to win one of two
fun-packed gift baskets
— great to keep or gift this season! Folks of all ages are invited to participate, and winners will be drawn on December 20. Questions? Let us know! >>