Events: anytime, any location, all ages

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Early on, the women in Shakespeare’s works tended to be simple caricatures – shrews to be tamed or sweet little things with no discernible independent thought. As the great writer matured, however, his female characters did, as well. Take the heroine of Romeo and Juliet, whose inner thoughts and feelings were achingly revealed, who was every bit as courageous as Romeo and received equal billing in the title of the play.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Paul Mesner Puppets Presents: Old MacDonald's Rhyming Ranch

Sing along with the farmer we all know and love!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Erik Didriksen, a New York musician and Tumblr poet featured in Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, and the A.V. Club, has cleverly reimagined more than 100 classic pop songs as 14-line iambic pentameter Shakespearean sonnets.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Sing along with the farmer we all know and love! Here at his rhyming ranch, all kinds of animals will be found and fondly remembered.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Join Kansas City's Paul Mesner Puppets in a singalong with the farmer we all know and love.

Paul Mesner Puppets will also be performing at the following branch locations:
Tuesday, June 14 • 10 a.m. • Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.

Wednesday, June 15 • 11 a.m. • Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St., Independence

Thursday, June 16 • 2 p.m. • Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Friday, June 17
• 10:30 a.m. • North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet’s timeless tale of star-cross’d lovers adds an undead element in Warm Bodies (PG-13, 98 min., 2013), a romance between R, a young zombie (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer), a girl who helps him feel a bit more human.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

’Tis the season for plotting glorious summer vacations that, alas, don’t go quite so gloriously. The Library screens four films in June in which the warm-weather fun is undone by neurosis, nature, or enduring ineptitude.


Monday, June 20, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Drum Safari presents interactive songs, dancing, and of course, DRUMMING!


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