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

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 29, 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 29, 2015

Best-selling author and screenwriter Chris Enss—born and raised in Norborne, Missouri—specializes in stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West, a passion she shares with fellow award-winning writers Bill Markley, Monty McCord, and Sherry Monahan.

Led by Enss, the four writers discuss their latest works and share their stories of the Old West on the first stop of their Most Intrepid Western Authors Posse tour of the Midwest.


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

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


Thursday, July 30, 2015

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


Thursday, July 30, 2015
10:30am @ Central Library

Tommy Terrific is a big kid who shows up at your event to watch his Uncle Fumpernutter perform his magic show! When no one can find Uncle Fumpernutter, Tommy takes over! Unfortunately, Tommy has never done magic before, but with the help of the kids and the Magician's Handbook, everyone has a great time!

Appropriate for all ages.

Parking is free.


Thursday, July 30, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, July 30, 2015
10:30am @ Westport Branch

Join us on Thursday mornings in July for cartoon summer fun! A short cartoon movie will be shown in the meeting room on select Thursdays in July at 10:30am.

July 2nd - Animaniacs
July 16th - Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
July 23 - Astro Boy
July 30 - Duck Tales


Thursday, July 30, 2015

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!