Events: anytime, any location, all ages

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Join us at the Westport Branch Library for a presentation from local author and radio personality Julee Jonez. Along with Purpose Publishing's Michelle Gines, Jonez will share her experiences and processes with the self-publishing industry.

Journeying from self-editing classes and overcoming fear, Jonez is ready share her new book Pressing Past the Past with the world and take on her next writing adventure. Jonez will be available for questions and book signings following the presentation.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Amid humanitarian crises in Syria and Iraq and debate in the U.S. about how to address them, a panel of Kansas City-area faith leaders sat down in May to discuss religious teachings and traditions and whether they could – or should – guide national policy. Nearly 330 people attended the event, part of the Library’s 2016 Immigrant Heritage Series.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

America’s longest war began with an Apache raid and kidnapping of an Arizona rancher’s 12-year-old stepson in 1861. It would last more than a quarter of a century, the government waging a campaign to confine the various Apache bands to reservations. Geronimo’s surrender in 1886 finally signaled an end to a ferocious struggle.


Saturday, September 3, 2016
9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Looking for some good reads, new music, or a movie or two to enjoy this summer and fall? On the first Saturday of the month from August through October, in the atrium north of Steamboat Arabia at the City Market, the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library are selling an array of books and other items for a mere $1 to $2. Choose from recently published hardback fiction, nonfiction, popular young adult, and audio books; soft-cover books for all ages; DVDs; and CDs. Some “special finds” are priced at $5 and up.


Monday, September 12, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.


Friday, September 16, 2016

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

Shakespearean drama dances across the streets and rooftops of New York in West Side Story (NR, 152 min., 1961). This classic musical reimagining of Romeo & Juliet substitutes a gangland feud between the Jets and Sharks gangs for the royal rumble Montagues and Capulets.


Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Looking for some good reads, new music, or a movie or two to enjoy this summer and fall? On the first Saturday of the month from August through October, in the atrium north of Steamboat Arabia at the City Market, the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library are selling an array of books and other items for a mere $1 to $2. Choose from recently published hardback fiction, nonfiction, popular young adult, and audio books; soft-cover books for all ages; DVDs; and CDs. Some “special finds” are priced at $5 and up.


Monday, October 10, 2016
4:30pm

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.


Monday, November 14, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

This event previously planned for Sunday, June 26, has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 20.

Andrea Broomfield explores how a frontier town grew into a major metropolis famous for great cuisine, iconic dishes, and crossroads hospitality and how those features continue to define the city. Kansas City strip, anyone?


Kansas City Public Library Beta