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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Craig Cobb was already notorious before trying to take over Leith, North Dakota, and turn it into an Aryan enclave some three years ago. The struggle for control of the tiny hamlet culminated in the white supremacist’s arrest for intimidating its residents.

As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative, the Library and KCPT-TV screen the documentary Welcome to Leith, which chronicles the saga from the days leading up to Cobb’s arrest to his release from jail six months later (he eventually was placed on probation). The film touches on Cobb’s connection to Glenn Frazier Miller, who in 2014 killed three people outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

In conjunction with its Shakespeare-themed 2016 Adult Winter Reading Program and the forthcoming special exhibit, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, the Library screens four films spotlighting the Bard’s works. All feature the great Kenneth Branagh as director, star, or both.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Join us at the Westport Branch Library for a presentation from Midtown resident Mary Jo Draper, who has written extensively about the history of Midtown neighborhoods and current issues affecting the area. Draper will present her talk "Midtown Kansas City's Historic Neighborhoods."


Monday, March 14, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507


Monday, March 14, 2016
5:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 816-418-7150 to register. Sponsored by the Kansas City School District.


Monday, March 14, 2016

For two years, Harvard University social sciences professor Matthew Desmond embedded himself in two poor neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What he found was a sobering fact of life: One of the struggling residents’ biggest challenges was holding on to a place to live. Eviction was a persistent threat.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.
Parking is free.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In this 60-minute workshop, you will learn how to:

  • How to select a bank
  • Bank or credit union: Which is right for you?
  • About banking tools to manage your money
  • How to balance your checkbook

Kansas City Public Library Beta