KC Public Library Blog
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.
What do ballet, break-dancing, brain science and blind spots have in common with spoken word, experiential art and new perspectives on social media and youth activism? For TEDxYouth@KC it adds up to “Beyond Truth.” With additional presentations about equal rights, scientific research and how to thrive on nearly nothing, join the Kansas City Public Library on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 15. It will be beyond expectations.
What do ballet, break-dancing, brain science and blind spots have in common with spoken word, experiential art and new perspectives on social media and youth activism?
For TEDxYouth@KC it adds up to “Beyond Truth.”
With additional presentations on equal rights, scientific research and how to thrive on nearly nothing, TEDxYouth@KC will be beyond expectations.
Saturday, November 15th at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
12:30pm Doors Open!!
Ready Player One is a nostalgia trip like no other. It's an ode to the rise of gaming and geek culture, a recollection of the early history of geekdom, all crammed between the covers of a really good future dystopian Science Fiction novel.
Many of you will know Phil Kirk as the man for whom we named Kirk Hall at the Central Library. Or as this generation’s downtown Kansas City real estate developer par excellence. Or a genial figure at many of our Library programs and special events.
He was much, much more. His family, and notably his father Jim, were prominent in local business and philanthropy. Jim Kirk's office furniture from Kirk Welding ended up in One North at the Central Library as part of our soft seating there. Mike Kirk, Phil's brother, has been an active supporter of the Library.
The Kansas City Keepers chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance is transforming The Plaza Libary into Hogwarts to celebrate all things Harry Potter! Bring gently used clothing, coats, hats, and gloves to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City and to earn points for your house! Dress as your favorite Harry Potter character and help your team win the House Cup! We will have games, refreshments, a costume contest, and more!
Appropriate for all ages
Saturday, November 1, 2014
8 p.m. – Midnight
Plaza Branch | 4801 Main St.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook!
If you’re looking for a book to read aloud to your child, the Missouri Building Block Award is a good place to start. The Building Block Award is a chance for the children of Missouri (and neighboring states) to select the best read-aloud book of the year from a set of 10 nominees.
Below are the 2014 Missouri Building Block Award Nominees: