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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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


Thursday, January 29, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wii, Xbox 360, board games from Chess to Monopoly are all available for teens to play during Gaming. Please bring and share the games you have for even more fun.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid but also to explore.

Yale University historian Anders Winroth dismantles the myths and captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage in a discussion of his new book, The Age of the Vikings.

Winroth is the Frost Family Professor of History at Yale.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, January 30, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Do you have questions about how to use your Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, E-Reader or other mobile technologies? Bring your device to our Open Lab and ask the expert! Lower Level Vault Multi-Purpose Room, Central Library
Questions? Email techclasses@kclibrary.org


Friday, January 30, 2015
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, January 30, 2015

Join Kansas City’s Tippi Toes Dance Company in a night of magic and fun drawing from the Academy Award-winning animated classic, Frozen. There’ll be dancing and crafts – and a visit from our Frozen friend, Elsa.

Recommended for all ages.


Saturday, January 31, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Lucile Bluford — for whom the Library’s L.H. Bluford Branch is named — played a key role in the eventual elimination of the country’s “separate but equal” doctrine in education. Though losing a lengthy legal battle for admission to the University of Missouri’s graduate program in journalism, arguments and precedents from her case and others laid a foundation for the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.