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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Race down to the Central Library Third Fridays and Saturdays in June and July at 1pm for kids programs guaranteed to entertain and spark the imagination. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, challenges both mental and physical, and a little friendly competition. Ages 4-14.


Saturday, July 16, 2016
6:30pm

KCPT will be on hand to teach how to shoot video, record good audio, edit, effectively use social media, and how those videos they see become viral. Teens will work on creating memes and learn from Youtube stars and celebrity bloggers as well as documentarians to see how much digital media can impact the world. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Henry F Hoit designed many of Kansas City’s most iconic commercial and residential buildings, including the Kansas City Power & Light Building, the Kansas City Athletic Club, and the Bell Telephone Building. His relationship with R.A. Long resulted in the design of Corinthian Hall, Longview Farm, and the R.A. Long Building.

Susan Jezek Ford, architectural historian, researcher and preservation consultant, discusses Hoit’s career in the final installment of the Library’s 2016 Kansas City Architecture Series.

2016 Architecture Series events:


Monday, July 18, 2016
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.


Monday, July 18, 2016
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Need a bicycle? This program is designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program results in a free bicycle! You need to attend all four workshops on July 12,13,19 and 20th to get a bike.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BikeWalkKC's Earn-a-bike Programis designed to teach teens basic bicycle safety and maintenance skills while instilling a passion for riding bikes. Successful completion of the program will get you a free bicycle.

You may contact BikeWalkKC at education@bikewalkkc.org


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Create your own games and learn new ones! Something new each week!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.


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