Trails West Branch of the Kansas City Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of April. The Library is located at 11401 E 23rd St. S., Independence. All programs are free. For more information, call 816-701-3483.
Amnesty Month: Bring in any overdue materials and get all of your overdue fines/fees forgiven.
Walk On: 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 indoors that builds strength, endurance and flexibility, while boosting energy levels and super-charging your upper and lower body. 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.
Tuesday Family Fun: Bring your family to check out books. Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. April 3 and there will be an activity that everyone can enjoy.
Social Security Planning 101: A Financial Education Workshop: 6-7 p.m. April 4. 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.
Medicare Made Easy: 1-2 p.m. April 6. Learn everything you need to know about Medicare in plain English. No registration is required.
Coffee and Coloring Parties: 10-11 a.m. April 6. Senior adults are invited to enjoy coffee while socializing with like-minded adults who enjoy coloring. Coloring supplies will be provided or bring your own. Drop in as long as you like. No registration is required.
Trailblazers Book Club: 2-3 p.m. April 21. Join a community of like-minded readers for engaging discussions of great fiction as part of Trailblazers. Reserve selected titles at the nearest library service desk or from your home computer.
– Jillayne Ritchie