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

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.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Local historian Joelouis Mattox leads a discussion of fun places in Kansas City that have a less than stellar reputation. One such place is the Green Duck Tavern on Prospect Avenue.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Bring undamaged, unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to the Library and for each one get a $1 credit toward the reduction of existing overdue fines.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Historian Tim Rives discusses Dwight Eisenhower’s view of the extinction of the American frontier – declared in 1890, the year of Ike’s birth – as the beginning of a new, progressive era of American history.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
In conjunction with the Great City | Great Read initiative celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, artist Peregrine Honig discusses the  art world’s fascination with the book’s heroine and peculiar supporting cast.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Kevin Briggs, who drew from his own personal struggles in talking scores of troubled souls out of jumping from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, discusses his new memoir – co-written by Kansas City Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
In a discussion of his book Chief Executive to Chief Justice: Taft Betwixt the White House and Supreme Court, historian Lewis L. Gould examines William Howard Taft’s rise from ignominious defeat in his 1912 bid for re-election as president.

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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