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

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

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.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

What was termed the last Confederate funeral took place exactly 10 years ago — the burial of eight crew members of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. The 25-foot underwater craft was raised from the sea floor outside Charleston, South Carolina, a little more than 136 years after becoming the first sub to sink an enemy warship and then mysteriously going down itself.

The Hunley had exacted a heavy toll before that, seeing 13 crew members perish during training exercises and acquiring the nickname the Peripatetic Coffin.

Historian James L. Speicher, formerly a military science professor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, recounts the alternately fascinating and tragic stories of the historic vessel and the lost souls who served her.


Friday, April 18, 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.

Parking is free for one hour in the Library garage, and there is also street-side parking for 75 cents an hour.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Friday, April 18, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, April 18, 2014

Children will enjoy a bunny story time, decorate baskets, go on a candy egg hunt, and more! Bring the whole family!


Friday, April 18, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Join us for one of Hollywood's all time silent movie classics: Metropolis, with a newly recorded orchestral score. Released in 1927, it explores social inequities in the year 2026. Popcorn and soda round out an afternoon of viewing this visual masterpiece.


Friday, April 18, 2014
5:00pm

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


Friday, April 18, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Hoppity-hop on over the Plaza Kid Corner for stories and crafts celebrating one of our favorite animals -- bunnies! Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required!

For more information, contact Katie Taylor at 816-701-3707 or katietaylor@kclibrary.org


Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00am @ Central Library

Not sure how to work up a budget? How to teach your children to be money-savvy? When and how to start planning for retirement? The Kansas City Public Library is offering guidance on an array of personal finance issues.

This event features a dozen free educational sessions on topics ranging from smart budgeting to home buying, planning for college, estate planning, and improving your credit score. Participants can also sit down with a financial adviser and review free copies of their credit reports.

Money Smart Day is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as part of
Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City.

The Library will waive up to $30 in overdue fines and fees for any Kansas City Public Library cardholder who attends one or more of these Money Smart Month events.