Sew Fun! MYO Rag Quilt
tues oct 2 & tues oct 23 @ 6:30 pm
Join instructor Barbara Lea for this 2-part class on the art of the rag quilt. Part 2 will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at 6:30 pm. If you register for the first (10/2) session, then you will automatically be registered for the 10/23 session (no need to sign up for that one as well). For more info, go to
A Moveable Feast: NKCPL's Cookbook Club and Potluck Party
thurs oct 4 @ 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! This month, join us for a potluck of New Orleans-based fare. Want more details about how this monthly group works, and/or want input on what you might bring to the feast? Contact Amy Brown at
, or by phone at 816.221.3360. We'd love to have you!
Sew Fun! Stitched with Love
tues oct 9 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for Stitched with Love, a new series of Sew Fun classes dedicated to service sewing! At these drop-in sessions, which will meet the second Tuesday evening of the month this fall and beyond, we'll be stitching up various projects for donation--blankets, pillowcases, hand warmers, and the like--to give to folks/organizations in our community who could use them. Drop in anytime after 6:30 pm to stitch a little, or join us for next month's session. Supplies are provided! To receive a day-ahead reminder about this event,
wed oct 10 @ 10 am and wed oct 24 @ 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. This month's dates are Oct 10 and 24. No yoga experience necessary! To register for either or both of these sessions, go to
> Programs and Events > October.
Blue Zone Secrets: Lifelong Habits for a (Good) Long Life
thurs oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
Blue Zones are areas in the world where people enjoy some of the longest (healthy) life spans. Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Donna Kelly for a look at some of these incredible populations, and find out what factors might influence their longevity. Hint: It's not just diet and exercise. To receive a day-ahead reminder about this event,
Crochet for Beginners
thurs oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
Whether you're crocheting for the first time--or you used to crochet and want to refresh your skills--this class is for you. Come learn (or practice!) some crochet basics with instructor Afton Salas, and get started on a simple project. Supplies are provided! Located in the Common Threads Sewing Studio on the Library's lower level.
Knitting for Beginners
tues oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Whether you're casting on for the first time--or you used to knit and want to refresh your skills--this class is for you. Come learn (or practice!) some knitting basics at this monthly session with instructor Afton Salas. Supplies are provided!
Located in the Common Threads Sewing Studio on the Library's lower level.
Make It! Crafty Critters (Autumn Gourd Edition)
thurs oct 18 @ 6:30 pm
Join instructor Sheryl Godsy for a crafty workshop, and leave with a one-of-a-kind gourd critter (or two!), the perfect decor for home and hearth this fall. Supplies are provided!
Sew Fun! Alterations 101 Workshop
fri oct 19 @ 10 am
Have pants that need hemming or buttons that need to be stitched on? Or just looking to improve the fit of your garment? This workshop is for you! Bring up to three garments that need TLC and we'll see how far we get in the class time we have. With instructor Lenora Remmert.
Dining with Jane Austen
's Julienne Gehrer
thurs oct 25 @ 6:30 pm
Are you a Jane Austen fan--or perhaps just someone who loves good food and the story behind it? If so, then you won't want to miss this October Library event! Join us for a delightful evening with Julienne Gehrer, author of Dining with Jane Austen, and get a peek into the culinary world of Jane Austen and her contemporaries. From Amazon: "Dining with Jane Austen follows the sequence of the author's life and letters, telling her story through the foods on her plate. This is the first work to feature recreations of the author's family recipes on family china in family houses where Jane Austen lived and dined." Gehrer is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She is also the author of
In Season: Cooking Fresh from the Kansas City Farmers' Market
Loops & Threads: NKCPL's Fiber Crafting Group
tues oct 30 @ 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 and knit/stitch (etc) alongside other fiber craft-loving friends! We'll share tips and patterns, and enjoy working on our projects alongside fellow yarn lovers.
Sew Fun! Open Sew @ NKCPL
tues oct 30 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 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.
Medicare Explained (in Plain English!)
tues oct 30 @ 6:30 pm
Turning 65? Join instructor Chris Wilt for a brief informational session about how to make Medicare work for you. Bring your questions!
Mark your calendars for a special Veterans Day event! >>
Join us on
Saturday, November 10, at 11 am,
at North Kansas City’s Memorial Park (716 E. 23rd Ave.) for the Library’s annual celebration of those who serve, and have served, our country. Immediately after, please head across the street and join us inside the Library for a cake and punch reception. No registration necessary--though if you'd like to receive a day-ahead reminder about this event, please
And one last thing! >>
The Library is collecting empty aluminum (pop) cans for a crafty project coming up in December. If you have some cans that you'd like to donate, we'll gladly take them off your hands. Thanks in advance!