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

Friday, May 29, 2015
10:30am @ Central Library

Emcee and vocalist Neil McIntyre (aka Mr. Kneel), comes to town with a blend of hip-hop and beatboxing that's both inspiring and fun.


Friday, May 29, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Coloradan Neil McIntyre—aka Mr. Kneel—delivers a blend of age-appropriate hip-hop and beatboxing that’s positive, inspiring, and most of all fun. Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00am @ Plaza Branch

FREE PARKING is available in the adjacent Library garage.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Missouri in-service training clock hours will be granted for attending the Early Literacy Symposium.

The Library’s fourth annual symposium — a day of direction and support for parents, teachers, civic leaders, and others with a stake in children’s futures — features early literacy experts and practical approaches to early learning.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this month, would have left an indelible imprint on filmmaking if he’d stopped with Citizen Kane in 1941. But he would work more than four more decades, accruing 35 big-screen credits as a director and more than 100 as an actor before his death in 1985. Recall, or be introduced to, Welles’ genius with screenings of five of his films in May – curated by John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Join us as we take a look at the oils given to the Christ child on his birth as well as many other oils used in ancient times. Learn of the important role that essential oils played in the lives of Biblical people. We'll learn how oils like Frankincense, Myrrh, Hyssop, Spikenard, and many others were used for spiritual and physical healing during ancient times and how these oils may still be used today. 
Camille Seever, Young Living
No registration is required
Call 816-701-3483
No oils will be sold at this program


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Serengeti Steve performs over 600 shows a year throughout the country and has been featured as a Las Vegas finalist on NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent." His talents have even earned him a place in the famous "Guiness Book of world Records." Although Steve's love of all animals is high on the list, his first love and driving force will always be entertaining the children and adults attending his performances. Steve's greatest asset is his ability to combine a thrilling yet comical presentation which involves audience participation.

Suitable for all ages. Parking is free.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Serengeti Steve performs over 600 shows a year throughout the country and has been featured as a Las Vegas finalist on NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent.” His talents have even earned him a place in the famous "Guinness Book of World Records.” Although Steve's love of all animals is high on the list, his first love and driving force will always be entertaining the children and adults attending his performances. Steve's greatest asset is his ability to combine a thrilling yet comical presentation which involves audience participation.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Have you got what it takes to be a superhero? Send your young hero to our training camp, where they can practice feats of strength, agility, and bravery, make crafts to keep and get an official Library Superhero certificate. Costumes encouraged, or make your own superhero disguise at the library!

Appropriate for all ages.
Parking is Free.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Stop by as we read some superhero stories and create a superhero of our own! Appropriate for all ages.