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

All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

It’s been a great summer and now it’s time to celebrate! Join us for fun activities that will be enjoyable for the entire family. We’ll also have games, prizes, and snacks.


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Being dirty has never been prepared so neatly! Come for a story and a delicious treat! Help make and eat some Oreo dirt and gummy worms!

Parking is FREE!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Westport Historical Society Speaker Series seeks to promote and foster public interest in and preserve the significance of local history.

Title of Talk: Thomas Johnson's Story and the History of Fairway, KS

Speaker: Joe Vaughan


Thursday, August 13, 2015
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

We'll discuss the book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17


Friday, August 14, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

As settlers streamed into Kansas, brewers followed and set up their strange contraptions – “mash tuns” and “wort kettles.” The manufacture of beer was as much art as craft during a time before out-of-state competition, temperance societies, and state prohibition laws killed the budding industry.

Kansas boasted more than 90 breweries, fixtures in German communities. Leavenworth had at least six operating at one time in the 1850s. They fueled social events, instilled civic pride, and made the local brewer—as entertainment sponsor and cultural custodian—one of the town’s leading citizens. A historian wrote, “Wherever Germans are to be found, there also you will find beer.” In her illustrated lecture, Cindy Higgins discusses the brewers and breweries of early Kansas, their role in fostering a sense of community within the state’s German enclaves, and their surprising legacy among today’s beer aficionados.


Friday, August 21, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!


Friday, August 21, 2015

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

The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands.

The fate of the world lies in the hands of a couple of truant air-guitar enthusiasts whose partnership is destined to bring about world peace. Bill and Ted might just save the future—if they can pass high school history class. They have the ultimate study aid, though: a time-traveling phone booth. Starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Marshmallows aren't just good for eating, but good for building! Create your very own personal Marshmallow sculpture! How big of a sculpture can you make!? Stop By Crafts@Central today to find out!

Parking is FREE!


Thursday, August 27, 2015
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

We'll discuss the book The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17