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

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.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Library’s Winter Reading Program, this year featuring a theme of Love on the Rocks, begins January 20, 2015, and continues through March 20, 2015. Pick up your Winter Reading booklet at your favorite Library location and be sure to check out these films about love gone wrong. This month’s focus: Boy Loses Girl.

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


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children's books, while young audience members enjoy an opportunity to “jump into the story” – adding their own improvisation. Dramatic Story Times take place one Sunday every month at 2 p.m. throughout the 2014-2015 school year, beginning October 5th, 2014.

February's Selection:
Anansi and the Talking Melon retold by Eric A. Kimmel

Appropriate for all ages.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Simple text and photographs presents the life of aviator Bessie Coleman.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.


Friday, February 6, 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!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This fact-filled Rookie Biography, introduces the youngest readers to George Washington Carver-a man who beat the odds to become a top agricultural scientist. Carver struggled to overcome racism and used his success to better the lives of poor farmers.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Share your inner otaku by meeting other anime and manga fans while watching some of the most popular anime on Crunchyroll.