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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

July's lineup of films focuses on crime stories.

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


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Please join us this afternoon for our Sunday family movie. (Parents with children)


Sunday, July 27, 2014

A former employee of Frank Lloyd Wright, Clarence E. Shepard specialized in residential architecture and was an artist and landscape engineer. He designed more than 600 houses in Kansas City, favoring the Prairie School style.

Among his work: the Judge Louis R. Gates House in Kansas City, Kansas, which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Kansas City Historic Landmark.

William Worley, a devotee of local history, discusses Shepard’s life and work. Worley, whose business interests include veterinary clinics, real estate development, and America’s largest chain of one-hour photo stores, co-founded the Kansas City Business Journal in 1982.


Monday, July 28, 2014

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 and parking in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Monday, July 28, 2014
12:00pm @ Central Library

Please join us every weekday for Harvesters' Summer Meals for Kids. All youth ages 0-18 welcome.

Parking is free.


Monday, July 28, 2014
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

With their diverse musical influences and unusual instrumentation, the Sugar Free All Stars blends New Orleans funk, Memphis soul, and Hammond organ-drenched gospel wrapped in a colorful rock'n'roll package. Add a touch of pop songwriting, humor, and a high-energy show and you've got the Sugar Free All Stars.

Appropriate for all ages.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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 and parking in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Bring your tablet, your e-reader, your laptop computer, or just yourself to this open lab, where you will be able to ask questions that might not normally be covered in a library computer class. We can help with formatting your resume, downloading books or other files, and many other topics. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Use baking soda and vinegar to create an awesome chemical reaction. Watch as it rapidly fizzes over the container and make sure you've got some towels ready to clean up.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Imagine that Deep Purple and Sly and the Family Stone had a love child that grew up in New Orleans listening to Ray Charles, Black Sabbath and Booker T. That love child would be the Sugar Free Allstars. With their diverse musical influences and unusual instrumentation, this funky organ/drum duo from Oklahoma City can be hard to classify. The music blends New Orleans funk, Memphis soul and Hammond organ-drenched gospel, wrapped in a colorful rock
and roll package. Add to the mix a touch of pop songwriting sensibilities, humor and a high-energy live show and you’ve got the Sugar Free Allstars.