Events: 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.

Friday, August 5, 2016

After five weeks of drama classes, participants in the Young Actors Workshop need an audience.

Enjoy comedic and dramatic performances by youth ages 3-17 taught by theatre instructor John Mulvey, who holds a Bachelor of Theatre Arts degree from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

All ages.


Saturday, August 6, 2016
9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Looking for some good reads, new music, or a movie or two to enjoy this summer and fall? On the first Saturday of the month from August through October, in the atrium north of Steamboat Arabia at the City Market, the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library are selling an array of books and other items for a mere $1 to $2. Choose from recently published hardback fiction, nonfiction, popular young adult, and audio books; soft-cover books for all ages; DVDs; and CDs. Some “special finds” are priced at $5 and up.
Sales run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sale dates:


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Join us on Saturday August 6th at 2:00pm at the Westport Branch Library, where local author W. A. Vega will present and answer questions about her book, Extraordinary Gifts. Ms. Vega is a motivational speaker at heart, and will aim to inspire, encourage guests to dream big, and also to follow those dreams regardless of obstacles.

Tapping into society's moral conflicts, author W. A. Vega takes readers on a disturbing ride in her book Extraordinary Gifts, where religion, politics, and ethics collide into a frenzy of deceitful cover up.

Saturday August 6th, 2:00pm


Monday, August 8, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

One prominent theologian calls Topeka’s Westboro Baptist Church “arguably the most obnoxious Protestant congregation in American religious history.” It is known for its “God Hates” slogan and all-be-damned picketing of funerals, scenes of national tragedy, and other sites and occasions of church members’ choosing.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

It's not just bullies in the schoolyard that should worry us. Charles Derber and Yale Magrass point to a larger, more systemic problem with aggression and intimidation – waged by corporations, by Congress, by our military.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Celebrate all things LEGO®. Meet a LEGOLAND Discovery Center character, see if you can stump master model builder Joe Nunnick in a five-minute building contest, and test your skills in other LEGO challenges.

Ages 7-12.


Saturday, August 13, 2016
1:30pm

From his professional acting debut on an early TV game show – for which he accepted a fishing rod as payment – Robert Redford grew into a Hollywood icon, ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 30 greatest actors of all time. He’s an Oscar-winning director, to boot.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Our mystery play, "The Chicago Caper" is set in the late 1920's in a Chicago speakeasy, replete with flappers, men in pinstripes and jazz! Come join in and watch the fun - it'll be the 'bee's knees'!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Two of the world’s leading writers of epic fantasy – Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness, Protector of the Small) and Brian McClellan (The Powder Mage trilogy) – join Library Director of Programming Steven Woolfolk for a discussion of their work and the evolution of the fantasy genre.


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