Events: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

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.

Monday, July 11, 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, July 12, 2016

On the eve of the 12th annual KC Fringe Festival – an 11-day performing and visual arts extravaganza spread across multiple Kansas City venues – some of its hottest acts deliver a special preview. Pizza and beer are served.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rob Compton – aka award-winning St. Louis kids’ rocker Babaloo – delivers wacky tunes and antics that keep everyone energized and laughing. This is an all ages event.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Traditionalists might blanch, but for some, the identity of William Shakespeare is not positively decided.

They have trouble squaring the Bard’s works with the life of the presumed author from Stratford-upon-Avon, holding that only an aristocrat – which he was not – could have penned such elevated prose. But if he didn’t, who did? Felicia Hardison Londré, the Curators’ Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is among those who point to Edward De Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, a flamboyant courtier poet of the time and a theater and literary patron.


Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Award-winning Saint Louis kids’ rocker, Babaloo, performs his one-man musical
comedy act for children of all ages. Be ready for a high-energy, interactive, fun filled experience at the Kansas City Public Library!


Thursday, July 14, 2016

One of Kansas City’s greatest entrepreneurial success stories traces back to a picnic table in Loose Park in the late 1970s, when Cliff Illig sat down with colleague Neal Patterson and sketched out the original plans for Cerner Corporation. They now head one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of electronic health record systems in the world, and have deepened their imprint on the region through ownership of soccer’s Sporting Kansas City and involvement in an array of civic, educational, and entrepreneurial initiatives.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John helps young audience members explore the history. Recommended for ages 5 and older.


Friday, July 15, 2016

The St. Louis-based indie pop/surf band Fire Dog has spread positive, dance-inducing vibrations since 2006. The group just released its fifth family-friendly album (and first specifically for kids) appropriately titled “For the Kids.”


Friday, July 15, 2016

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

The Bard goes to boarding school in She’s the Man (PG-13, 75 min., 2006), a teenage Twelfth Night tale. Viola (Amanda Bynes) disguises herself as her twin brother to make the soccer team; but things get complicated as she falls for a teammate (Channing Tatum).


Saturday, July 16, 2016

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.


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