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

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

Saturday, May 28, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, "The apparel oft proclaims the man."

The play, too. No less distinctive than the Bard's timeless text is the look of Shakespearean stage productions, drawing from the fashions of his Elizbethan Age and the 400 years since he wrote his plays.


Monday, June 6, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

Nearly four centuries after its publication, one of the world’s rarest and most valuable books – the first collection of William Shakespeare’s plays – comes to Kansas City.


Saturday, June 11, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

’Tis the season for plotting glorious summer vacations that, alas, don’t go quite so gloriously. The Library screens four films in June in which the warm-weather fun is undone by neurosis, nature, or enduring ineptitude.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Library’s 10th season of Script-in-Hand performances concludes with an original Shakespeare-inspired production – a collage of readings of some of the Bard’s greatest texts, scene enactments, and images of text from the First Folio. Created by Karen Paisley, the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s producing artistic director, the production highlights popular and well-known passages while flushing out older, more obscure ones, introducing and reintroducing Shakespeare in a visceral and exciting way.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Enter the untamed world of Dav Pilkey – creator of George, Harold, and the super-powered Captain Underpants – through this imaginative, 16-foot “pop-up book” created by team at Kansas City’s interactive The Rabbit Hole.
On display at other Library locations:

Tuesday, July 5 - Sunday, July 10 | L. H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17 | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Monday, July 18 - Sunday, July 24 | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.


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