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.


Wednesday, October 22, 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.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We're having a monster storytime! We'll read about Leonardo, the Terrible Monster, and how to make the Big Green Monster go away! Of course this will be followed by a monsterous craft.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy New York tavern altered American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality.

Author Justin Martin discusses his book, Rebel Souls, the first ever written about the colorful band of artists who hung out at Manhattan’s Pfaff’s saloon and were considered the country’s original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, they included actor Edwin Booth; trailblazing standup comic Charles Farrar Browne; author and psychedelic drug pioneer Fitz Hugh Ludlow; and actress, painter, and poet Adah Menken.