Events: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Kansas Citian Brian Wendling, a former International Jugglers Association team champion, combines astonishing juggling, comedy, and audience participation in an unforgettable, high-energy performance. Appropriate for all ages.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Many Americans see life in Cuba in black and white terms, as either a David-vs.-Goliath story of survival over nearly 50 years or constant oppression by a Communist dictatorship.


Friday, July 29, 2016

Mad Science of Greater Kansas City activates an interactive Rube Goldberg machine – an over-complicated contraption that uses a chain reaction to accomplish a very simple task. In this case, it’s to get you to open a book. Great for all ages!


Saturday, July 30, 2016

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

From its early days as a cowtown – a jumping-off point to the West and shipping center for meat and wheat – Kansas City not only grew into a Midwest manufacturing and commercial hub. It also blossomed into a cultural center. During a time of rapid change in popular music, the sounds of military marches gave way in the city to syncopated ragtime and lively jazz.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Join us on Saturday August 6th at 2:00pm at the Westport Branch Library, where local author W. A. Vega will present and answer questions about her book, Extraordinary Gifts. Ms. Vega is a motivational speaker at heart, and will aim to inspire, encourage guests to dream big, and also to follow those dreams regardless of obstacles.

Tapping into society's moral conflicts, author W. A. Vega takes readers on a disturbing ride in her book Extraordinary Gifts, where religion, politics, and ethics collide into a frenzy of deceitful cover up.

Saturday August 6th, 2:00pm


Monday, August 8, 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, August 19, 2016

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

In 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13, 97 min., 1999), a retake of Taming of the Shrew, high school student Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with lovely sophomore Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), but he finds she’s forbidden from dating until her rebellious and unpopular older sister Katarina (Julia Stiles) has a boyfriend first. So a plan emerges to set up Kat with school bad boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) in order to clear the way for the younger couple’s romance.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Have any of you dreamed of running away, of heading out to the highway, never looking back, and getting away from it all? Steve Garufi, author of "Under a Triumphant Sky: A Bike Across America Story", had those dreams and fulfilled them by pedaling across America twice in 2008 and 2011.

Join us at the Westport Branch Library where author Steve Garufi will do a presentation with maps, photos, and his bicycle, while answering questions about what it's like to ride cross-country and how to do it.


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.


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