Trails West Branch of the Kansas City Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of February. The Library is located at 11401 E 23rd St. S., Independence. All programs are free. For more information, call 816-701-3483.
Walk On I: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. Come walk a mile in the comfort of an indoor meeting space. Participants will follow Leslie Sansone DVDs to start their weight loss journey with a gentle paced 1 mile beginner walk program. Participants will increase their heart rate with low impact moves. Free and open to the public. No equipment necessary. No registration required.
Walk On II: 1-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This class is an extension of Walk On I, in which participants will follow Leslie Sansone DVDs in a 2 mile walking workout that builds strength, endurance and flexibility, while boosting energy levels and super-charging your upper and lower body. Come walk with us in the comfort of our large meeting room. Free and open to the public. No Equipment is necessary. No registration is required.
Rockin' Ramblin' Readers: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.
Free Tax Prep: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, through March 22. Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (Missouri and Kansas) income tax returns. Walk-ins only. The first to arrive will fill the available slots for the day. This service is available to individuals making $60,000 per year or less.
Coffee and Coloring Parties: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Feb. 2. All adults and senior adults are welcome to join us for coffee and coloring on the first Friday of the month. Coffee and coloring supplies will be provided or bring your own. Drop in as long as you like. No registration is required.
Tuesday Family Fun: Build with LEGOs on Feb. 6. Bring your family to check out books. Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. and there will be an activity that everyone can enjoy.
Social Security Planning 101: A Financial Education Workshop: Noon-1 p.m. Feb. 12. Join us for a financial education workshop on Social Security. Topics: Understanding the basics of Social Security; how to optimize your benefits; advantages of applying after full retirement age; how your benefits are calculated; how cost-of-living adjustments affect your Social Security.
Tuesday Family Fun: Art with Hearts, create your own masterpiece using hearts on Feb. 13. Bring your family to check out books. Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. and there will be an activity that everyone can enjoy.
KC Kids Create: Kitchen Science: For ages 8 to 12, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 24. Find out what happens when you mix certain ingredients together. Who knew basic kitchen ingredients could be so much fun?
Tuesday Family Fun: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, stop by for some fun Dr. Seuss activities on Feb. 27. Bring your family to check out books. Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. and there will be an activity that everyone can enjoy.
– Jillayne Ritchie