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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
6:30pm

KCPT will be on hand to teach how to shoot video, record good audio, edit, effectively use social media, and how those videos they see become viral. Teens will work on creating memes and learn from Youtube stars and celebrity bloggers as well as documentarians to see how much digital media can impact the world. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Sunday, July 17, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Henry F Hoit designed many of Kansas City’s most iconic commercial and residential buildings, including the Kansas City Power & Light Building, the Kansas City Athletic Club, and the Bell Telephone Building. His relationship with R.A. Long resulted in the design of Corinthian Hall, Longview Farm, and the R.A. Long Building.

Susan Jezak Ford, architectural historian, researcher and preservation consultant, discusses Hoit’s career in the final installment of the Library’s 2016 Kansas City Architecture Series.

2016 Architecture Series events:


Sunday, July 17, 2016

The 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City was historic – the last major U.S. political convention in which the presidential nomination was decided onsite. Days of debate, deals, and handshakes ended with incumbent Gerald Ford pulling out a narrow victory over former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, and the intense deliberations extended to the selection of Kansas Sen. Bob Dole as Ford’s running mate.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

This time nearly a century ago, Kansas City was approaching what local historian Joelouis Mattox calls the "Gloomy Years" – a nearly four-decade period in which African Americans were subjected to bigotry and discrimination. They could not stay at “white” hotels and motels, eat at downtown restaurants, ride in Yellow taxis, or use Swope Park’s whites-only swimming pool or golf course. Only once a year were they granted admission to Fairyland Amusement Park at 75th and Prospect.


Monday, July 18, 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, July 18, 2016
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.


Monday, July 18, 2016

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.


Monday, July 18, 2016
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.


Monday, July 18, 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.


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