Events: anytime, any location, all ages

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Literacy KC and The Writers Place have worked for decades to make Kansas City a more literate community. Literacy KC, founded in 1985, helps adults and families enhance literacy skills and quality of life. The Writers Place, established in 1992, extends support, resources, and inspiration to area writers.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fifty years ago this month, on September 8, 1966, NBC launched a new science-fiction television series that would become one of the most revered franchises in American entertainment history. Star Trek generated five more TV series (with a sixth in the works) and three generations of films along with an array of books, games, and toys.


Monday, September 26, 2016

The Salem Witch Trials remain one of the more astonishing chapters in American history. The Massachusetts village was gripped in hysteria in the late 17th century, officials accusing more than 200 women and men of witchcraft. Nineteen were hanged, and 80-year-old Giles Corey was pressed to death with large stones for refusing to enter a plea. Few records were kept.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The works of Nicaragua-born poet, novelist, and literary critic Conny Palacios have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and she has read her poetry in England, Spain, and throughout Latin America. Nine years ago, she was one of four writers invited to Washington, D.C., to read from her works during the Library of Congress’ celebration of 400 years of Hispanic poetry in the U.S.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Religious zealotry plagues the world today, extremists avowing that they have all the truth, all the wisdom, all the divine favor.

Actually, says former Kansas City Star columnist and longtime religion writer Bill Tammeus, the road to a healthy, mature faith runs through the valley of the shadow of doubt. Uncertainty is a good thing.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Are you a local writer or an aspiring author? Consider visiting the Westport Writer's Group - an eclectic group of writers committed to helping each other grow while also having fun!


Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Looking for some good reads, new music, or a movie or two to enjoy this summer and fall? On the first Saturday of the month from August through October, in the atrium north of Steamboat Arabia at the City Market, the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library are selling an array of books and other items for a mere $1 to $2. Choose from recently published hardback fiction, nonfiction, popular young adult, and audio books; soft-cover books for all ages; DVDs; and CDs. Some “special finds” are priced at $5 and up.


Monday, October 10, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.


Monday, November 14, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

This event previously planned for Sunday, June 26, has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 20.

Andrea Broomfield explores how a frontier town grew into a major metropolis famous for great cuisine, iconic dishes, and crossroads hospitality and how those features continue to define the city. Kansas City strip, anyone?


Kansas City Public Library Beta