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

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Share your inner otaku by meeting other anime and manga fans while watching some of the most popular anime on Crunchyroll.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Learn sewing, machine safety, troubleshooting, and how to sew in a straight line. The basics of seams, stitches and bobbins will also be included. Finally, get your hands on a real pattern to learn symbols, cutting instructions and lots more.
The class is four weeks long and Sign up is required. Ages 12-18 Only!
Sign up at the Plaza Library Kid Corner Desk!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sonny Gibson began his 25-year effort to unearth Kansas City’s African American past with serious doubts. So much was unrecorded and seemingly unknown that he feared “the history of ‘Negroes’ was as good as lost.”

He pressed on, however, scouring libraries, archives, flea markets, and old book stores. He waded through old magazines, newspapers, and other memorabilia. What Gibson found was a trove of materials – photographs, handbills, advertisements, newspaper clippings, social announcements, and other artifacts dating to the 1860s – that he features in his new coffee table-style book, Kansas City Early Negro History.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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 all ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Who likes the cold? Penguins! We’ll read some fun stories and (of course) design our own penguin.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tense competitions on XBOX 360 are on during TeenGaming. XBOX360, Wii, and PlayStation 2 consoles are available for play. You are invited to bring your games to compete with the other teens.