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

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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kansas City author and Writers at Work series organizer Whitney Terrell conducts a public conversation with investigative reporter Christopher Leonard about his new book, the first-ever account of how a handful of companies have seized the nation’s meat supply. They raise meat prices for consumers, he maintains, while pushing down the price they pay to farmers and derailing efforts to improve the system.

Leonard is a former business reporter with the Associated Press and a fellow with the New America Foundation.


Thursday, April 24, 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.


Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, April 24, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Get your competitive juices flowing challenging your friends with a variety of games like NBA 2K14, Madden NFL25, Halo 5, Soulcalibur V . If you are more of a Wii fan, Smash Bros., Mario Cart, Dragon Ball Z may engage you in a friendly joust with your peers.
A nice collection of board games are available.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

This program explores the universal reality of retirement, as well as the many savings and investment options individuals can rely on when planning for the future. It includes information relevant to each stage in a working adults life, from 20-somethings to the final years.

The Kansas City Public Library is hosting Money Smart Month programs across multiple Library locations during April 2014.

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.


Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Come get your game on and try out the new PS4 with games like Warframe and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Or you can go old school and play our huge collection of games for the Wii and PS2!

This event is open to all teenagers and is completely free!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mary Roach, designated as “America’s funniest science writer” by The Washington Post, takes us on a tour of the alimentary canal, that much-maligned tube from mouth to rear.

In a public conversation with Kaite Stover, the Library’s director of readers’ services, Roach will discuss her latest book and ask questions others fear: How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? Can wine tasters really tell a $10 bottle from a $100 bottle? Why is crunchy food so appealing? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? She examines a pet food taste-test lab and delves into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.

Roach is the best-selling author of Stiff (about the human body after death), Bonk (the science of sex), and Spook (the afterlife).


Friday, April 25, 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 25, 2014
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

A nation-wide program of the Foreign Policy Association to broaden public involvement with the most important foreign policy topics facing the U.S.