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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Friday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2014

The pig is big in these parts. Both Missouri and Kansas rank among the nation’s top 10 pork-producing states, annually putting more than 2 million pounds of bacon, ham, chops, and other cuts on grocers’ shelves and consumers’ tables.

On the eve of a new, daylong Kansas City festival, Knife and Pork, that spotlights sustainability in the industry and the region’s vital role in it, four craft butchers from across the country – Rob Levitt of Chicago, Chris Eley of Indianapolis, and Jerry Traczyk and Jonny Hunter of Madison, Wis. – participate in a round-table discussion of sustainable pork production. A reception prior to the program offers locally prepared pork dishes.

Co-presented by Recommended Daily and Local Pig, and co-sponsored by Tallgrass Brewing Company.


Friday, September 26, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Join us for an evening of boards games — play your old favorites and discover new ones! Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Navigate the Internet with Mozilla Firefox, learn how to do online searches and more in this free class which lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.


Saturday, September 27, 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, September 28, 2014

Please join us this afternoon for our Sunday family movie. (Parents with children)


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Kansas City’s Union Station opened 100 years ago next month, a grand, 850,000-square-foot edifice that saw as many as 678,000-plus rail passengers pass through its doors in 1945. After falling into disuse and decay, it was restored and reopened in 1999 in all its original Beaux-Arts splendor – as home to theaters, museum exhibits, and such permanent attractions as Science City. With the return of train service, it’s the second-busiest terminal in the state.

In observance of the centennial, Jeffrey Spivak draws from his 1999 book, Union Station, Kansas City, in discussing the station’s history, controversial adaptive reuse, and role in future transit and civic plans. Now, a senior market analyst at Black & Veatch, Spivak spent more than 23 years as a civic affairs reporter for The Kansas City Star.


Monday, September 29, 2014

ESL (English as a Second Language)
Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.
Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free, and parking is free for ESL students.
Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Get your competitive juices flowing challenging your friends with a variety of games like NBA 2K14, Madden NFL25. If you are more of a Wii fan, Smash Bros., Mario Cart, Dragon Ball Z may engage you in a friendly joust with your peers.
A nice collection of board games are also available.