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.


Saturday, September 13, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

Internationally renowned textile artist Jason Pollen has made Kansas City his home since 1983. This exhibit of his work, some on public display for the first time, celebrates that three-decade (and counting) chapter of his career.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

An offshoot of KC FilmFest’s annual Reel Spirit youth film competition, this all-day family event screens award-winning shorts and a free family feature and offers interactive filmmaking workshops on important storytelling principles.

Making a special appearance is Hallmark Cards artist and head of character development Pedro Martin, who works with the animated hoops&yoyo characters and created Asteroid Andy. He discusses and shows clips of his work, including the conception of new Hallmark character Penny Paperheart, and introduces the animated movie hoops&yoyo’s Haunted Halloween.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

This workshop will focus on many aspects of theater including improv, movement, C.R.O.W. (Character Relationship Objective Where), story telling, literature, basic theater terms, team building, voice, imagination and most important, having fun!

This workshop will not be performance focused. There is no “final performance” at the end of the four week session, so if you can’t make every session don’t worry! Youth can earn DIY badges after the workshop.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 7-13 are welcome to attend.


Monday, October 27, 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.


Monday, October 27, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

PG-13 horror movies still manage to pack in a lot of thrills and chills! Not for the faint of heart!

Mondays at 6 p.m. - Truman Auditorium at the Plaza Library

October 6, 2014 - When a Stranger Calls (2006)
October 13, 2014 - Insidious
October 20, 2014 - Drag Me To Hell
October 27, 2014 - Gremlins


Tuesday, October 28, 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.