Saturday, April 29, 2017

In association with The Rabbit hOle and the Crossroads Academy, the Kansas City Public library is launching an annual children's literature festival in downtown Kansas City! Friday's activities are for school kids, Saturday is strictly for adults who have a passion for children's literature.
The all-star line up includes Brian Selznick, Sophie Blackall, Kansas City's own Shane Evans and 2017 Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Medal winner Javaka Steptoe, among others.
See the link for the full line up and registration information.
https://www.litfestkc.org/

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:00 am
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Books

Need groceries? Look no further than the West Side, right outside of your favorite library! The Rollin’ Grocer is a complete grocery store on wheels. They accept cash, credit, and EBT! The Rollin' Grocer will be at Ruiz every Saturday beginning in April.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other
Join us in beautiful Kirk Hall for a FREE recital by the William Jewell College's Department of Music.  Sit for the entire performance or enjoy as you find your next book.

Piano Quintet in C minor (1862) by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Alexis Mann, piano
Eric Briscoe, violin I
Shelby Shull, violin II
Riley Siuda, viola
Heather Jackson, cello


Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Riley Martin, violin
Lisa Erhart, viola


Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Brian Kongs, piano
Mary Sanders and Elizabeth Brock, violins
Jason Rideout, viola
Iona DeWalt, cello


Check out the facebook event here.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
12:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Kids
Teens
Activity Type: 
Other

Creative play fused with a focus on science, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

For ages 7-12

Saturday, April 1, 2017
2:00 pm
Audience: 
Kids
Activity Type: 
Other
The Great War Film Series
In conjunction with the centennial commemoration of the nation’s entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, the Library screens five films this month that revolve what was thought at
Saturday, April 29, 2017
1:30 pm
Film Rating: 
PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned
Sheryl Craig, Cheryl Kinney
Jane Austen’s enduring appeal may stem from the romanticism and wit of her writing. But there is fascination, too, with the uncertain circumstances of her death July 18, 1817, at the relatively young age of 41.
 
Approaching the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death in July 1817 – of still-uncertain causes – Austen experts Cheryl Kinney and Sheryl Craig discuss the sad event and look more broadly at illness, death, funerals, and burials in the novelist’s time.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Reception: 
An informal team precedes the presentation
Program: 
1:30 pm