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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!!! Kids 7-13 are welcome to attend.

Saturday, November 15, 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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Although Kansas joined the Union as a free state, African Americans entering this new land looking for homes and livelihoods encountered a rigid color line. The conflict between lofty ideals and racist realities became a central theme of the African American experience in Kansas.

In Separate But Not Equal: The Quest for African American Civil Rights at the University of Kansas, 1865-1970, historian Bill Tuttle details the story of a century-old fight for freedom at the state’s flagship university – which mirrored many Lawrence institutions in congratulating itself on its racially open admissions policy while enforcing until the 1960s a strict Jim Crow system of racial separation.

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's starting to get a little colder outside meaning it is a great time to learn how to use a sewing machine. As well, it's a great opportunity to learn the technique of hand sewing, how to follow a pattern or how to sew on buttons and other basic repairs.

Monday, November 17, 2014

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Louie becomes angry when the story in which he appears is ruined by messes from jelly, peanut butter, and other things that do not belong in books.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Learn sewing, machine safety, troubleshooting, and how to sew in a straight line. The basics of seams, stitches and bobbins will also be included. Finally, get your hands on a real pattern to learn symbols, cutting instructions and lots more.
The class is four weeks long and Sign up is required. Ages 12-18 Only!
Sign up at the Plaza Library Kid Corner Desk!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One of Kansas City’s greatest entrepreneurs, Henry W. Bloch co-founded H&R Block Inc. in 1955 and helped build it into the world’s largest tax preparation company.

Now 92, he sits down with his son, Tom Bloch, for a conversation covering seven timeless lessons for entrepreneurs gleaned from his experiences. The presentation is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week and the paperback release of the younger Bloch’s 2010 book Many Happy Returns: The Story of Henry Bloch, America’s Tax Man.

Tom Bloch worked closely with his father at H&R Block for nearly two decades. He left the company in 1995 to teach in inner-city Kansas City, and co-founded University Academy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.