Events: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Craig Cobb was already notorious before trying to take over Leith, North Dakota, and turn it into an Aryan enclave some three years ago. The struggle for control of the tiny hamlet culminated in the white supremacist’s arrest for intimidating its residents.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

In conjunction with its Shakespeare-themed 2016 Adult Winter Reading Program and the forthcoming special exhibit, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, the Library screens four films spotlighting the Bard’s works. All feature the great Kenneth Branagh as director, star, or both.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday, March 12th, 2016
2:00pm @ Westport Branch
The Westport Historical Society Speaker Series seeks to promote and foster public interest in and preserve the significance of local history.

Title of Talk: Midtown Kansas City's Historic Neighborhoods

Speaker: Mary Jo Draper

Join us at the Westport Branch Library for a presentation from Midtown resident Mary Jo Draper, who has written extensively about the history of Midtown neighborhoods and current issues affecting the area.


Monday, March 14, 2016

For two years, Harvard University social sciences professor Matthew Desmond embedded himself in two poor neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What he found was a sobering fact of life: One of the struggling residents’ biggest challenges was holding on to a place to live. Eviction was a persistent threat.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Judith Rumelt – better known by her pen name, Cassandra Clare – worked for several years as a journalist for The Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to writing books. The creator of the Shadowhunter Chronicles now towers as an author of young-adult fantasy fiction.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Library, in partnership with American Public Square, launches a series of discussions of polarizing local issues – minus the incivility and insults that all too often feed polarity.

Third-grade reading proficiency is a major factor in determining youngsters’ future success. What’s being done — and what more needs to be done — to insure that local schools are helping their students make the grade?

Co-presented by American Public Square.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

The three artists behind the new exhibition Measured Space – on display in the Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery through May 22, 2016 – discuss their sculptural works, which explore philosophies relating to construction, technology, and place.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Eric Vaughn’s passion for magic started when he was 10 years old. He’s now one of the busiest magicians in the Midwest, keeping audiences laughing and scratching their heads at the same time with performances that are wacky, enthusiastic, interactive, and entertaining.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

In conjunction with its Shakespeare-themed 2016 Adult Winter Reading Program and the forthcoming special exhibit, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, the Library screens four films spotlighting the Bard’s works. All feature the great Kenneth Branagh as director, star, or both.This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

All participants in our 2016 Reading Program A Winter’s Tale Spin are welcome to attend any of our Winter Reading Celebrations.


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