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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Attorneys from Sly James Law Firm - Malik James, Brian Noland, and Jim Breckenridge - offer FREE advice for dealing with legal issues that can have big ramifications on you life and career.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Claressa “T-Rex” Shields rose from impoverished Flint, Michigan, to a place in Olympic history, becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal in boxing in London in 2012. The Library and KCPT-TV screen the documentary T-Rex (2015; NR), which chronicles her inspiring, against-the-odds story as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

’Tis the season for plotting glorious summer vacations that, alas, don’t go quite so gloriously. The Library screens four films in June in which the warm-weather fun is undone by neurosis, nature, or enduring ineptitude.


Saturday, June 11, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Eight players at a time will compete to be the reigning smash champion on the big screen. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate. We will also feature 2D craft stations, engaging technology, and teens can make pennants to root for their favorite character. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

The entire family can enjoy a celebratory afternoon of special, Shakespeare-centric activities. Learn the basics of stage combat. Make a trebuchet (a catapault) suitable for launching pom-poms or ping pong balls at a Shakespearean target. Or do some Mad Libbing. First Folio Family Fun also features poetry readings, soliloquies, short scene enactments, and Shakespeare on the screen in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Author, photographer, and local historian Bruce Mathews discusses Charles A. Smith’s work in the first installment of the Library’s 2016 Kansas City Architecture Series.


Monday, June 13, 2016

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.


Monday, June 13, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.


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