All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.


Saturday, June 13, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information


Thursday, July 2, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.


Thursday, July 2, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, July 2, 2015
10:30am @ Westport Branch

Join us on Thursday mornings in July for cartoon summer fun! A short cartoon movie will be shown in the meeting room on select Thursdays in July at 10:30am.

July 2nd - Animaniacs
July 16th - Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
July 23 - Astro Boy
July 30 - Duck Tales


Thursday, July 2, 2015

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!


Thursday, July 2, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we watch the animated movie, Cars. It is rated G and is 116 minutes long.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.