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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

We, with our time borne ceaselessly away / can heroes be, if just for one brief day.

Shakespeare, in this case, meets Davie Bowie’s “Heroes,” one of more than 100 classic pop songs reimagined by Erik Didriksen as 14-line, iambic pentameter Shakespearean sonnets. The New York musician started with an adaptation of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in 2014, and since has tweaked the works of artists ranging from 50 Cent and Adele to Justin Bieber, Green Day and Drake.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Race down to the Central Library Third Fridays and Saturdays in June and July at 1pm for kids programs guaranteed to entertain and spark the imagination. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, challenges both mental and physical, and a little friendly competition. Ages 4-14.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Come enjoy some of your favorite online and board games at the Ruiz Branch on the third Friday of each month. Join your pals for a friendly game of LIFE, SORRY, Apples to Apples, or any other game in our collection. The computers will be available for online games as well.
For ages 12-18, and a parental permission form must be signed.


Friday, June 17, 2016

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

Romeo & Juliet’s timeless tale of star-cross’d lovers adds an undead element in Warm Bodies (PG-13, 98 min., 2013), a romance between R, a young zombie (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer), a girl who helps him feel a bit more human.

    May 20 – Strange Brew (1983)
    June 17 – Warm Bodies (2013)


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Race down to the Central Library Third Fridays and Saturdays in June and July at 1pm for kids programs guaranteed to entertain and spark the imagination. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, challenges both mental and physical, and a little friendly competition. Ages 4-14.


Saturday, June 18, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Truly by-youth, for-youth. The Teen Leadership Council will facilitate workshops on local issues, invite local leaders to come and speak about issues effecting teens, and teaching young people how to organize for the betterment of their communities. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Monday, June 20, 2016
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.


Monday, June 20, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.


Monday, June 20, 2016
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.


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