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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

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


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Join us as we enjoy Dr. Seuss inspired games, crafts, and more!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Library’s Winter Reading Program, this year featuring the theme Love on the Rocks, begins January 20, 2015, and continues through March 20, 2015. Pick up your Winter Reading booklet at your favorite Library location and be sure to check out these films about love gone wrong. This month’s focus: I Love You, I Hate You, Get Lost.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, February 28, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of spelling bee organizers, the start time for the Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee championship has been changed to 1:30 p.m.

Last year’s Jackson County Spelling bee delivered an unforgettable duel between two finalists — one a fifth-grader, the other a seventh-grader — that stretched into overtime, lasting 95 rounds and attracting worldwide attention.

An expanded bee is back. This year’s contest included qualifiers from 102 schools in both Jackson and Clay counties who went through division competition earlier in the month. Those still standing now contend for the Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee championship, with a single winner advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

The bee is presented in partnership with the Mid-Continent Public Library and Local Investment Commission (LINC), and is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Federation of Teachers and School Personnel.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Music Never Stopped - starring J.K. Simmons and Julia Ormond.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children's books, while young audience members enjoy an opportunity to “jump into the story” – adding their own improvisation. Dramatic Story Times take place one Sunday every month at 2 p.m. throughout the 2014-2015 school year, beginning October 5th, 2014.

March's Selection:
Pigs Ahoy! by David McPhail

Appropriate for all ages.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.


Monday, March 2, 2015

It was stop motion animation that brought to life Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas on the big-screen and put Comedy Central’s long-running Robot Chicken into motion.

As part of Teen Tech Week, the Library is offering a week’s worth of opportunities to learn—or polish—the technique, with a series of two-hour stop motion animation workshops at seven of our branches.

Beginners and advanced animators (ages 12-18) can use the Library's equipment to create their own video shorts and enter their work into a contest!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Sign up for a free email account and follow along as this tutorial teaches how to send, receive, and organize email. Click here to register.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.