All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, all ages

Saturday, June 11, 2011
(All day) @ Central Library

Hixon transformed the field of portrait photography in Kansas City and the surrounding region during a career that spanned more than seven decades. His studios—the first in the Brady Building at 11th and Main Streets, and the second just one block west in the Baltimore Hotel—welcomed thousands of patrons throughout the 1910s and 1920s.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

For more than a century, the Kansas City Stockyards fed a nation hungry for fresh meat. The heyday of the stockyards is long gone, undermined by flood, environmental concerns, and shifting economics. But this powerful financial engine is celebrated in Cowtown: History of the Kansas City Stockyards, a new exhibition of photographs, blueprints, drawings, and documents culled from more than 5,000 items retrieved from a Livestock Exchange Building storeroom in 2008.


Sunday, November 9, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

What Jason Pollen originally envisioned as a short, one- or two-year stay in Kansas City is now into its third decade. The internationally recognized textile artist, designer, and teacher — known for his innovative techniques — has become a fixture and a local treasure.


Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Navigate the internet with Mozilla Firefox, learn how to do online searches and more in this class lasting approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 816-701-3488 to register.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Join us for a thankful storytime. We’ll read about an ugly pumpkin, and an old lady who swallowed a pie. After, we’ll make a tree of thanks picture frame (while supplies last) and play games like turkey bowling.


Saturday, November 22, 2014
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 7-13 are welcome to attend.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Philomena - starring Judi Dench. In 1952, a young Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea in Ireland after giving birth to her first child. When her son became a toddler, the nuns sent him to America for adoption. Philomena then spent the next fifty years seeking for him in vain.

This 2013 movie is rated PG-13 for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references. It runs 98 minutes. Come join us in the Ruiz meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

This event is at capacity. RSVPs are now closed at the presenters' request.

Christoph Wolff, the world’s preeminent authority on iconic composer Johann Sebastian Bach, returns to the Library to provide commentary throughout a performance by Kansas City’s Bach Aria Soloists.