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.


Saturday, September 13, 2014
(All day) @ Central Library

Internationally renowned textile artist Jason Pollen has made Kansas City his home since 1983. This exhibit of his work, some on public display for the first time, celebrates that three-decade (and counting) chapter of his career.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and American life. Classes are free and parking is free for all ESL students. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Monday, October 20, 2014

October is a great month to learn the art of sewing. Learn how to use a sewing machine, how to follow a pattern or how to sew on buttons and other basic repairs.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Meet with neighbors to discuss and resolve local issues. Open to the public.


Monday, October 20, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

PG-13 horror movies still manage to pack in a lot of thrills and chills! Not for the faint of heart!

Mondays at 6 p.m. - Truman Auditorium at the Plaza Library

October 6, 2014 - When a Stranger Calls (2006)
October 13, 2014 - Insidious
October 20, 2014 - Drag Me To Hell
October 27, 2014 - Gremlins


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and American life. Classes are free and parking is free for all ESL students. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you. This class focuses on the basics of online navigation and searching. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.