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

Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John helps young audience members explore the hidden, coded meanings and messages of classic spirituals and folk tunes used by Underground Railroad conductors in spiriting fugitive slaves to freedom.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Please join us as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC's Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the Black History Month Book-to-Film Series Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of February.

Denzel Washington’s Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, an employed World War II veteran, becomes a private detective and finds himself entangled in murder, corruption, and the Los Angeles underworld. From the 1995 novel by Walter Mosely. 102 minutes. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

Discussion leader: Adrienne Walker Hoard, director of the Black Studies Program and professor of art, UMKC.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kyle Gann is one of the foremost experts on American music today, having spent almost two decades as the new-music critic for the Village Voice, teaching music theory, history, and competition at New York’s Bard College since 1997, and composing more than 100 of his own works.

He draws from his latest book — which Gann terms “the greatest achievement of my life” — in a discussion of Charles Ives’ masterful Concord Sonata. First published in 1919 and revised by Ives in 1947, the innovative piece is a musical portrait of four renowned, transcendentalist authors who lived in Concord, Massachusetts, in the 19th century: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott (and her father Amos Bronson Alcott), and Henry David Thoreau.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This month's book is "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" by Marina Lewycka. Join us as we explore other cultures through literature.


Friday, February 20, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!