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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Sunday, June 21, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Comedian Bob Hope appeared in six dozen feature films over a professional career that stretched more than 60 years, most often playing the part of the brash, blustering coward. The Library screens four of them—curated by Time magazine theater critic and Kansas City native Richard Zoglin—on Sundays in June.

The series coincides with Zoglin’s discussion of his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Plaza Branch.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Play video games and board games with your friends For kids and teens


Monday, June 22, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information.


Monday, June 22, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge (SPARK) partners with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the Kansas City Public Library, to offer a series of lectures on HASF’s summer production of King Lear presented in Southmoreland Park, June 16 - July 5, 2015.

The lectures take place on five consecutive Mondays in June in Cohen Center on the lower level of the Plaza Branch.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word and how to create letters and professional looking documents using this word processing program. Click here to register.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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, June 23, 2015

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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.