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

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Learn to cook simple and nutritional recipes for yourself or the whole family. During this four week course, you'll meet every Thursday to receive hands on training in using kitchen equipment and other cooking skills. Registration is required and is aimed at the teen audience only.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

The year 2012 was a watershed for the Hollywood movie industry, producing the likes of Silver Linings Playbook, Les Misérables, Lincoln, and Argo and delivering a record-breaking box office after two years of decline. But not everything was rosy. DVD sales continued to decline, production costs soared, and the digital revolution was forcing the industry to rethink how it made and marketed films.

Journalist Anne Thompson joins the Library’s Kaite Stover and UMKC film professor Mitch Brian for a public conversation based on Thompson’s new book, The $11 Billion Year, a chronicle of that landmark year at the movies.

Thompson writes the Thompson on Hollywood blog at Indiewire.


Friday, September 5, 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.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, September 5, 2014
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss "Silver Star" by Jeanette Wells.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Are you lost in the World Wide Web? This class will help. Learn how to use search engines as well as basics strategies for finding what you need. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.


Friday, September 5, 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 5, 2014

Kansas City-area performer Rockin Rob has been delighting and educating young audiences for more than 15 years.

The Kansas City-area performer employs music, movement, and magic in promoting creativity, teamwork, discipline, and self-expression. You’ll clap your hands, stomp your feet, sing, dance – and learn.

Geared to 2- to 8-year-olds but appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, September 6, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

This new exhibit reflects the celebrations, sorrows, challenges, and other personal experiences of 40 artists – most of Chicano-Latino heritage – who mastered the specialized silkscreen technique of serigraphy in workshops at the Austin, Texas, studio of the late Sam Coronado.


Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June–October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the seventh annual City Market Summer Book Sales, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.