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

All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Gabriella Polony Mountain’s generosity made the Library’s newest art gallery possible. Appropriately, as the gleaming exhibit space opens on the second floor of the downtown Central Library, her bold, colorful sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings are the first to fill it.


Saturday, June 13, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we play board games and do a variety of crafts. Appropriate for all ages.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Like to compete with your peers playing video games? We have XBOX360, Wii, XBOX One, and many games for you to play with your friends.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This year’s Art in the Loop project infuses downtown with a variety of performances and installations by 20 Kansas City artists.

As the four-month series ramps up, a number of the participating artists, dancers, musicians, and poets take turns discussing their works. They are introduced by curator Jessica Borusky, an artist and creative educator currently living and working in Kansas City through the Charlotte Street Foundation’s studio residency program.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information


Thursday, July 2, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.