Events: anytime, any location, all ages

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

’Tis the season for plotting glorious summer vacations that, alas, don’t go quite so gloriously. The Library screens four films in June in which the warm-weather fun is undone by neurosis, nature, or enduring ineptitude.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Library’s 10th season of Script-in-Hand performances concludes with an original Shakespeare-inspired production – a collage of readings of some of the Bard’s greatest texts, scene enactments, and images of text from the First Folio. Created by Karen Paisley, the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s producing artistic director, the production highlights popular and well-known passages while flushing out older, more obscure ones, introducing and reintroducing Shakespeare in a visceral and exciting way.


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).


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