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Browse NKCPL's April classes and events: there's a lot going on for kids and families--plus there's sewing, knitting, and yoga for adults. And don't forget our monthly Medicare info session! Go to for more info and to register for an event.

Work to do? We can help

Need a quiet spot to get some work done, or need access to services like wifi or printing? NKCPL has you covered. We can help you print, copy, scan, and fax--and offer you a spot to conference or study. Need to a larger spot to hold a meeting for an organization or club? We can help you with that, too. Go to for more info, or call us with questions: 816.221.3360. We're here to help!

Looking for a way to give back in the new year? This week, on Friday, April 5, NKCPL partners with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive at the Library. This event will take place in the large Meeting Room on the building's lower level from 10:30-2:30 pm, and donors are encouraged to register in advance.

Want to donate? Sign up here. April donors will receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of the American Red Cross!

Here's what's happening in the Children's area!

Weekly Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 6 pm and Wednesdays @ 10 am

Looking for a low-key, learning outing? Join us for Storytime! These sessions include read-aloud stories, songs/movement, and a super-simple craft. If you want, plan to stay after the Wednesday Storytime session for some Stay-and-Play time with LEGOs and DUPLOs. Storytimes are geared toward pre-k kiddos, but children of all ages are welcome. No registration required!

Pokémon Card Trading/Playing

First Mondays from 5:30-8:30 pm, starting in November

Drop in for some Pokémon fun on the first Mondays of each month! This event is all about informal card-trading and game playing, so you can stop in anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 pm on these evenings. Bring your binders and connect with other Pokémon enthusiasts! For Pokémon players of all ages. No registration required!


Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Thursdays at 10 am

Join us after Storytime on Tuesdays or drop in on Thursday mornings for some open-ended LEGO building/play! Open to kids of all ages. No registration required.

Have a question about Library programs for kids and families, including our Storytimes or LEGO playtimes? Email Jennifer Shea.

Check out these NKCPL offerings for adults!

NKCPL is excited to offer *TWO* types of fibers classes for new and returning Fibers lovers this spring! Do you knit or crochet--or do you want to learn? Read on for details about our upcoming fibers sessions!

Knitters, check out our Knit Happens series, which is taught by instructor Monja Calvert. She'll show you newbies how to start--and experienced knitters are also ALWAYS welcome to bring their WIP and knit along with friends. Find April knitting class dates (and supply requirements) here!

And crochet-ers, check out our new Intro to Crochet classes, taught by instructor Erica Sheer. Erica will show new learners how to start, though experienced crochet-ers are welcome to join these sessions, too. Find April crochet class dates and supply requirements here!

Sew with us! Offering classes + by appt usage

Want to make something new? Check out our April classes. Interested in using the sewing space on your own, or with a group of friends? Email Amy to reserve a date/time that works for you!

Sewing Studio: Intro to the Sewing Machine + Open Sew

Thurs, Apr 4, from 6-9pm

Join us for an intro class to our Janome sewing machine! Learn how to wind a bobbin and thread a machine, and get started with some basic stitching.

This session is for adult sewists only. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Sewing Studio: MYO Clear Vinyl Crossbody Bag

Wed, Apr 10, from 6-9 pm

Join us for a fun project class, and learn how to make a clear vinyl crossbody zip bag! If you'd like, you can bring 1/4 yd of accent fabric. Patty, our instructor, will supply the clear vinyl and zippers.

This session is for experienced adult sewists only. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Have questions? Let us know!

And don't forget! The Library offers a variety of additional classes for adults, too! For a full/current lineup of these programs--which include sewing opportunities, weekly yoga options (both mat and chair, offered via Zoom, plus summer Yoga in the Park, starting in June!), a monthly Medicare class, and more--and to register, go to

Read along with us this summer, June through mid-August! For readers of all ages. Reading rewards await!

Stay tuned! Summer Reading starts in June

Keep your eyes peeled for details about this year's Summer Reading Program, where readers of ALL ages can log reads to earn rewards and prizes, June through mid-August. This year's theme? Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Visit on or after June 1 to register and stat logging!