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

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Saturday, May 10, 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.

Figures from history come to life in May's lineup of Hollywood bio-pics.

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


Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Westport Historical Society and the Westport Branch Library present William (Bill) Bundschu: Abuse and Murder on the Frontier

Second Saturday Speaker Series, May 10th, 2014 @ 2:00pm
Westport Branch Library, 118 Westport Road
Speaker's reception follows at the Harris Kearney House, 40th & Baltimore

Title of Talk: "Abuse and Murder on the Frontier"


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Two American originals—baseball and musical comedy—meet in this 1955 fantasy which updates the Faustian legend to the modern American baseball diamond. An aging baseball fan sells his soul to the devil in return for newfound youth and the batting skills to lead his home team to victory over the hated New York Yankees. Among the hit tunes from this Tony-winning Best Musical are “(You Gotta Have) Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets.”

The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre performs its eighth season of Script-in-Hand – a series of classic comedies called Exit Laughing.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word and how to create letters and professional looking documents using this word processing program. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

With bare cupboards and empty bellies, three hungry cats make a cunning plan. All they need is a penguin.
Can the penguin escape and be home in time for dinner?


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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, May 13, 2014

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, act out scenes, craft and play games. Ages 8-11.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Oh My Teen discusses Splintered by A.G. Howard. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.