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

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Take a trip in time back to 1939, regarded by many critics as the greatest year in the history of American film. Buck Rogers (NR)
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Take a trip in time back to 1939, regarded by many critics as the greatest year in the history of American film. Gunga Din (NR)
Saturday, January 3, 2015
In conjunction with the Library’s Winter Reading Program, themed Love on the Rocks, check out these films reminding us that not every fairy tale ends happily ever after.
Sunday, January 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.   The Snowy Day  by Ezra Jack Keats
Saturday, January 10, 2015
In conjunction with the Library’s Winter Reading Program, themed Love on the Rocks, check out these films reminding us that not every fairy tale ends happily ever after.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Organizers of the 2014 Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit return three months later to deliver their official report on efforts to expand access to computers and the Internet. The town hall meeting also serves to launch a new digital inclusion coalition.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
In conjunction with the Library’s Winter Reading Program, themed Love on the Rocks, check out these films reminding us that not every fairy tale ends happily ever after.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Kansas Citians go to the polls in April and June to elect a mayor and 12 city council members. Launching a series of Citizens Project forums, a panel of media representatives moderated by KCUR’s Steve Kraske identifies the issues the candidates ought to be addressing.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
In conjunction with the Library’s Winter Reading Program, themed Love on the Rocks, check out these films reminding us that not every fairy tale ends happily ever after.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Wired magazine’s Fred Vogelstein discusses his book on the high-tech, high-stakes struggle between Apple and Google, which have steamrolled their competition while battling each other not only in the marketplace but also in the courts.

Exhibits at the Library

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Continuing a celebration of Jason Pollen’s three-decade career in Kansas City, the Library showcases a second collection of his internationally acclaimed textile art in the refurbished Genevieve Guldner Gallery. Also featured is a never-before-seen collection of Pollen’s sketchbooks.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
For more than a century the Kansas City Stockyards fed a hungry nation. This new exhibit features a historical treasure trove of photographs, blueprints, maps, drawings, and documents celebrating the city’s great economic engine.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
 New Compositions: The Dance Portraiture of Orval Hixon highlights the local legend’s rich selection of photographic portraits, including images of some of the best-known dancers of his time.