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

Saturday, March 28, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.


Saturday, June 13, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The political gulf between them may have been wide, but conservative icon William F. Buckley and the left-wing Norman Mailer cut remarkably parallel tracks through the 1960s. Both wrote best-selling first books (Buckley’s God and Man at Yale and Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead). Both founded important periodicals (National Review and The Village Voice, respectively). Both ran for mayor of New York.

They argued publicly about every major issue of the decade—the counterculture, Vietnam, feminism, civil rights, the Cold War—but behind the scenes were friends and confidantes.

University of Illinois at Chicago historian Kevin M. Schultz discusses his revealing new book about two towering figures who served as the Sixties’ ideological bookends.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we watch the live-action movie, Underdog. It is rated PG and is 82 minutes long.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.