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, July 8, 2016

Kids in the audience help Tommy Diaz’ alter ego, Tommy Terrific, save the day when Uncle Fumpernutter fails to show up for a magic show. It’s an enchanting, laugh-out-loud experience.


Saturday, July 9, 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.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Elmer Boillot and Jesse Lauck designed houses in the Coleman Highlands, Sunset Hills and Country Club District neighborhoods, including The Walnuts. They were also responsible for the Phillips Hotel and parts of Unity Village.


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.


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