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

Saturday, June 11, 2011
(All day) @ Central Library

Hixon transformed the field of portrait photography in Kansas City and the surrounding region during a career that spanned more than seven decades. His studios—the first in the Brady Building at 11th and Main Streets, and the second just one block west in the Baltimore Hotel—welcomed thousands of patrons throughout the 1910s and 1920s.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

For more than a century, the Kansas City Stockyards fed a nation hungry for fresh meat. The heyday of the stockyards is long gone, undermined by flood, environmental concerns, and shifting economics. But this powerful financial engine is celebrated in Cowtown: History of the Kansas City Stockyards, a new exhibition of photographs, blueprints, drawings, and documents culled from more than 5,000 items retrieved from a Livestock Exchange Building storeroom in 2008.


Sunday, November 9, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

What Jason Pollen originally envisioned as a short, one- or two-year stay in Kansas City is now into its third decade. The internationally recognized textile artist, designer, and teacher — known for his innovative techniques — has become a fixture and a local treasure.


Friday, December 19, 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.


Friday, December 19, 2014
10:00am @ Central Library

Santa Claus will be visiting the Central Library! This is a great opportunity for your little one to see the big guy up close and personal.

Join us in Central Youth Services on the 2nd floor for stories, music, crafts and of course, the chance to visit with Santa.

Parking is Free!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, December 19, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.


Friday, December 19, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

What holiday season would be complete without an overgrown lizard from prehistoric times stomping on a city? This remake of "Godzilla" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of mayhem and destruction, but what would you expect from a mad monster!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Want to learn how to better navigate the vast World Wide Web? Come to Room 311 in the Central Library at 2pm on 12/19! Questions? Email techclasses@kclibrary.org


Friday, December 19, 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!