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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Attention all Minecraft users ages 12-18! We need your help to construct a group community in Minecraft. The Digital Media Lab will provide the equipment for participants to build and teach others how to use Minecraft. Together we will build our neighborhoods with the vision we create. This group will meet every Friday from 3-5 through the end of October.


Friday, October 10, 2014
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!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Join in a Mustache Baby party!

Bridget Heos’ book about a curiously mustachioed newborn is one of 10 nominated for the Missouri Library Association’s Building Block Picture Book Award. Kids can meet the Kansas City author, learn more about her book, play games, and make crafts. Don’t forget to bring a camera for a Mustache Baby photo op.

Recommended for kids preschool and older.


Saturday, October 11, 2014
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 each month between September 2014 and April 2015 (excluding December and January) 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, October 11, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Learn the basic functions of your computer such as using the mouse and keyboard. This class also offers insights into software and hardware components. Registration is required. Call 816-701-3488 to register.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

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


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the 3rd annual Star Wars Reads Day! We’ll play games, do crafts, and learn the secrets of the Force with snacks and a costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite character and win prizes! Geared for ages 5-12.

Registration is required. To reserve your spot, please call 816.701.3483.


Saturday, October 11, 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, October 11, 2014

The Westport Historical Society and the Westport Branch Library present Daniel Smith: Climax on the Border, Battle of Westport 1864

Second Saturday Speaker Series, October 11th, 2014 @ 2:00pm
Westport Branch Library, 118 Westport Road
Speaker's Reception follows at the Harris Kearney House, 40th & Baltimore

Title of Talk: Climax on the Border - Battle of Westport, October 21-23, 1864


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Before the birth of Kansas City jazz, the musical community served up ragtime and blues. In 1917, the military-themed anthem “Over There” became a nationwide hit following America’s entry into the war. Peabody Award-winning radio personality Michael Lasser explores the popular songs inspired by World War I, many of which we still hum today.

Lasser has been called “a walking encyclopedia of American song” and is the author of America’s Songs II: Songs from the 1890s to the Post-War Years. He hosts a weekly syndicated radio show “Fascinatin’ Rhythm.”