Events & activities

To find Events and Activities at the Kansas City Public Library:

  • Use the main menu under Events & Activities (above)
  • Select a date on the calendar (left)
  • Select your preferences in the "Check out Library events" dropdown menus (left).
  • Scroll down to see Special Events below.

If you require ADA accomodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Special Events

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Coterie Theatre artists read from their favorite children’s books while the audience enjoys an opportunity to “jump into the story” on stage. This program is appropriate for all ages.   Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, Kansas City-area soprano Jayne Siemens and baritone Thomas Dreeze join pianist Ellen Sommer to celebrate the ardent Hispanic spirit as expressed in music from European classical traditions and contemporary American songs.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich worries that the economic recovery is bypassing most Americans. Reich examines how the economic system that helped make our country strong is now failing us. And he lays out what’s needed to fix it.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
In the latest installment of The Real/Modern Show, hosted by social media and digital marketing veterans Ramsey Mohsen and John Kreicbergs, local fashion experts address topics ranging from the KC style scene to new industry innovations.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Saint Louis University’s Emily Lutenski discusses her new book, which offers a nuanced look at the roots and influences of Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Arna Bontemps, and other luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a Mad Hatter Unbirthday Party. There’ll be crafts, games, and lots of silly fun.   Appropriate for all ages.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
This original exhibit, curated by internationally recognized artist Peregrine Honig, draws from scenes, descriptions, characters, and conversations in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – centerpiece of the Library’s Great City | Great Read initiative.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Kicking off a series of monthly films as part of the PBS-backed Indie Lens Pop-Up initiative, the Library screens the acclaimed documentary Stray Dog followed by a discussion featuring star Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall – a southwest Missouri biker.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
As part of the Great City | Great Read initiative celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Library screens a monthlong series of films highlighting the unusual experiences of people in wondrous, reality-bending worlds.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Author Teresa Thornton Mitchell discusses 2011 book Longview Farm: Biography of a Dream Come True. Longview Farm in Lee’s Summit was built by Robert A . Long with help from Henry F. Hoit and George Kessler.

Exhibits at the Library

Saturday, September 5, 2015
This new exhibit, in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, spotlights the colorful, evocative works of many of Mexico’s top illustrators of youth literature.

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