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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

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


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Drop by between 2:00-4:00pm to make ornaments! For kids ages 5 and up.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Washburn University’s Tom Averill, an O. Henry Award winner, discusses his inventive new novel, which subtly evokes Charles Dickens’ Christmastime classic in telling the story of a small-college librarian in Topeka, Kansas, who’s fascinated by transition – among other things, from the Victorian age to the modern age. Her life, incidentally, is going through major change.

Averill is a professor of English and writer-in-residence at Washburn, and has written three other novels: rode, Secrets of the Tsil Café, and The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson. He spoke at the Library in September 2013 as part of its Big Read initiative focusing on the classic Western novel True Grit.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Youth will have the ability to do fun, yet challenging, hands-on coding activities that introduce concepts of logic, analysis, and problem solving.

December 8th-14th is Computer Science Education Week, which hosts the international Hour of Code initiative that reaches tens of millions in +180 countries. In 2013, more than 15 million students tried computer science in one week, and more girls tried it than had in the past 70 years. This year, the goal is to reach 100 million worldwide.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and American life.

Classes are free and parking is free for all ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Tense competitions on XBOX 360 are on during TeenGaming. XBOX360, Wii, and PlayStation 2 consoles are available for play. You are invited to bring your games to compete with the other teens.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, craft and play games. Ages 8-12.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Meet with neighbors to discuss and resolve local issues. Open to the public.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and American life.

Classes are free and parking is free for all ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!