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

Friday, September 19, 2014

Have a mobile device and don’t know what to do with it? This class will introduce you to the basics of applications. Different categories will be covered. Feel free to bring your device. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.


Friday, September 19, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

More of a fantasy, "Ground Hog Day" is a film about a newscaster who relives Ground Hog Day everyday, going back in time for an unknown reason. Starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Attention all Minecraft users ages 12-18! We need your help to construct a group community in Minecraft. The Digital Media Lab will provide the equipment for participants to build and teach others how to use Minecraft. Together we will build our neighborhoods with the vision we create. This group will meet every Friday from 3-5 through the end of October.


Friday, September 19, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!


Friday, September 19, 2014

What are your favorite toys? What did kids play with 20, 50, 100 years ago?

In a program presented by Kansas City’s John Wornall House Museum, Jay Clasen gives kids a hands-on look at an array of antique toys from his collection. Then, he leads them in a “real life” game.

Appropriate for all ages.


Friday, September 19, 2014

The 2014 edition of the long-running Off-the-Wall Film Series, co-presented by The Kansas City Public Library and The Pitch, features musically-themed titles from 1984.

Under the direction of Jonathan Demme, David Byrne and the Talking Heads deliver one of the greatest concert movies ever in Stop Making Sense. Featured are Heads classics like “Take Me to the River,” “Psycho Killer,” “Once in a Lifetime,” and “Burning Down the House.” Not to mention an appearance by Byrne’s “big suit.”

These five films, presented on one Friday each month from May through September on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., offer a tuneful sampling of what Americans were listening to 30 years ago. Featured are such musical artists as Prince and the Talking Heads, an early cinematic celebration of break dancing, and a classic cult film noted for its innovative musical soundtrack.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

As a follow-up to "What to Do When Your Plants Go to Seed," participants are encouraged to bring seeds they have collected from their plants and learn proper storage techniques. Everyone will be able to complete the saving process.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.


Saturday, September 20, 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.

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


Monday, September 22, 2014

ESL (English as a Second Language)
Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.
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 is free for ESL students.
Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.