Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, April 16 2014

Time Items
All day
Sat, 06/11/2011 (All day) - Wed, 12/31/2014 (All day)

Hixon transformed the field of portrait photography in Kansas City and the surrounding region during a career that spanned more than seven decades. His studios—the first in the Brady Building at 11th and Main Streets, and the second just one block west in the Baltimore Hotel—welcomed thousands of patrons throughout the 1910s and 1920s.

8:00 am
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:30am

Join representatives from Crossroads Academy, the Downtown Council, and the Kansas City Public Library to mark the home stretch of the second full year of successful operations for Crossroads Academy, the academically rigorous, tuition-free, K-8 charter school in downtown Kansas City that uses the Central Library as its school library.

Following a breakfast buffet, the program features the premiere of a student-produced video about the Library, plus a song by students in the school’s new performing arts program, and includes remarks by Dean Johnson and Susan Maynor from Crossroads Academy, Bill Dietrich of the Downtown Council, and Library Director Crosby Kemper III.

9:00 am
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:00am

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free.

Parking is free for one hour in the Library garage, and there is also street-side parking for 75 cents an hour.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:30am

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

2:00 pm
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This informal class will introduce attendees to the features of Google Plus, the popular social networking service. This course is taught by members of the Google Community Leaders Program. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Central Library - Room 311 (3rd floor)
2-3:30pm
Learn more and sign up

3:00 pm
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Get your competitive juices flowing challenging your friends with a variety of games like NBA 2K14, Madden NFL25, Halo 5, Soulcalibur V . If you are more of a Wii fan, Smash Bros., Mario Cart, Dragon Ball Z may engage you in a friendly joust with your peers.
A nice collection of board games are available.

4:00 pm
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come get your game on and try out the new PS4 with games like Warframe and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Or you can go old school and play our huge collection of games for the Wii and PS2!

This event is open to all teenagers and is completely free!

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teens will discuss a selected title.
Limited to 10 teens.

5:00 pm
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 PM. Catch these study sessions designed to help those trying to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. Pre-registration required. Call 816-418-7150.

6:00 pm
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:30pm

Does the 2008 financial collapse lie at least in part at journalists’ feet?

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Dean Starkman, formerly of The Wall Street Journal, exposes the critical failure of America’s business press to cover the systemic corruption in the financial industry and other events leading up to the 2008 economic meltdown.

He maintains that deep cultural and structural shifts — some unavoidable, some self-inflicted — eroded journalism’s appetite for its role as watchdog, and the result was a deafening silence about questionable, even dishonest practices. Tragically, that silence grew more profound as the mortgage madness reached its apogee from 2004-06.