Events: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Monday, June 27, 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.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

RSVP: 816.701.3400

Local attorneys Malik James, Brian Noland, and Jim Breckenridge offer advice for dealing with legal issues that can have big ramifications on your life and career.

Programs take place on Tuesday afternoons each month, April through June.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Are you trying to break in to the world of self publishing? Join us for a presentation from local author Dennis "D.C." Weiser, who has been self publishing online since 2005. Weiser will share his unique experiences from the field of self publishing, as well as talk about several of his own books and materials. Weiser's latest book, The Empire Recoils: The Darker Side of Patriarchy in Bram Stoker's DRACULA, is a work of non-fiction and is in the process of being published this summer.

Wednesday July 6th, 2016
Westport Branch Library


Friday, July 8, 2016

With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connect with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and of course, live animals.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Elmer Boillot and Jesse Lauck designed houses in the Coleman Highlands, Sunset Hills and Country Club District neighborhoods, including The Walnuts. They were also responsible for the Phillips Hotel and parts of Unity Village.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The question may be met with chagrin by traditionalists, but to some, the identity of William Shakespeare is not positively decided.

They have trouble squaring the Bard’s works with the life of the presumed author from Stratford-upon-Avon, holding that only an aristocrat – which he was not – could have penned such elevated prose. Oxfordians point to Edward De Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, who was the most flamboyant of the courtier poets of the time and a theater and literary patron.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John helps young audience members explore the history. Recommended for ages 5 and older.


Friday, July 15, 2016

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

The Bard goes to boarding school in She’s the Man (PG-13, 75 min., 2006), a teenage Twelfth Night tale. Viola (Amanda Bynes) disguises herself as her twin brother to make the soccer team; but things get complicated as she falls for a teammate (Channing Tatum).


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Henry F Hoit designed many of Kansas City’s most iconic commercial and residential buildings, including the Kansas City Power & Light Building, the Kansas City Athletic Club, and the Bell Telephone Building. His relationship with R.A. Long resulted in the design of Corinthian Hall, Longview Farm, and the R.A. Long Building.

Susan Jezek Ford, architectural historian, researcher and preservation consultant, discusses Hoit’s career in the final installment of the Library’s 2016 Kansas City Architecture Series.

2016 Architecture Series events:


Saturday, July 23, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Teens on the Fringe is the youth component of the Kansas City Fringe Festival and will be featuring performances by spoken word artists, musicians, dancers, and actors from all over Kansas City. We will also be featuring short films from local teens and providing acting and improv workshops. We welcome any teens who have the desire to take the stage to come and show us what you’ve got! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Kansas City Public Library Beta