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

Friday, June 12, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, June 12, 2015

Have you got what it takes to be a superhero? Send your young hero to our training camp, where they can practice feats of strength, agility, and bravery, make crafts to keep and get an official Library Superhero certificate. Costumes encouraged, or make your own superhero disguise at the library!

Appropriate for children all ages.


Friday, June 12, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!


Friday, June 12, 2015

Program: 6:30 p.m. • Reception Follows

On the eve of the annual West 18th Street Fashion Show, Kansas City’s fashion industry harkens back to its illustrious past – to the golden age of the 20th century when more than 150 garment design and manufacturing companies boasted a workforce of more than 5,000.

A panel of seamstresses from the Garment District heyday—Cherry Barthel, Sarah Guillen, Loretta Ortiz, Catalina Reyes, and Fatma Konyalioglu—sit down with Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer, the co-executive producer of this year’s fashion show, to share their unique stories. It was their skill and work ethic that powered the Garment District, and they serve today as a valuable resource for the growing number of individuals making a living in Kansas City’s fashion community.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library and the West 18th Street Fashion Show.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Some are born to be heroic, and others just bumble into it. Jay Cady and Leslie Seifert-Cady utilize juggling, a touch of magic, and the adventures of library hero Dewey Decimal as they explore feats of skill, daring, and just plain, dumb luck. Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, June 13, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

This new group exhibit, presented by Kansas City’s Plug Projects in partnership with the Library, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they relate to both medium and content. Their drawings, paintings, collages, and mixed media images bridge the space between book and art object.

The exhibit opens in conjunction with its third annual art book fair in Plug Projects’ West Bottoms gallery.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, June 13, 2015
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch the second Saturday in June (June 13) and the second Saturday in July (July 11) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

What’s that in the sky! Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, wait! It’s your awesome hand made kite soaring through the sky! Drop by Central Branch today to create, build, and color your very own kite for that windy summer day!

Parking is FREE!