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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

We'll discuss the book City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chronic Disease Management Workshop. Open to all adults and free of charge. This workshop would benefit you if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, are living with someone with a chronic disease, or taking care of someone with a chronic disease.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, July 31, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!


Saturday, August 1, 2015
9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June–October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the eighth annual City Market Summer Book Sale, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. At the City Market, 400 Grand St. - North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia. For additional information, contact info@kclibraryfriends.org, or call 816.701.3468.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Today it’s time to make the scene! Stop by Crafts@Central and take fun photos over our very own drawn backgrounds! Photo yourself racing dolphins under the sea, or as an astronaut discovering a new planet! Come by today and leave with your Fun Photo in hand!

Parking is FREE!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

There are many myths and legends that come out of our presidential campaigns. None are more persistent, and adopted wholesale by virtually all observers, than the one that argues that neither Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, nor Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson—who would square off against each other in the presidential election of 1952—wanted to run, but were talked into running by supporters who were acting against the expressed wishes of the two men.

Noted presidential scholar John Robert Greene examines “The Tale of the Final Drafts”—the supposed last genuine drafts of presidential candidates to this point in our history—in a wide-ranging re-interpretation of the 1952 campaign. Greene, author of what is to date the only book-length study of the election (now being updated for the University Press of Kansas), is the Schupf Professor of History and Humanities at Cazenovia College. Among his many books are Betty Ford, The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, The Limits of Power: The Nixon and Ford Administrations, and America in the Sixties. He has appeared as a commentator in such television documentaries as Betty Ford, American Experience: George W. Bush, and To the Best of My Ability: The American Presidency.


Friday, August 7, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade for the perfect card, then put your best deck to the test!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Being dirty has never been prepared so neatly! Come for a story and a delicious treat! Help make and eat some Oreo dirt and gummy worms!

Parking is FREE!


Thursday, August 13, 2015
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

We'll discuss the book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, play a fun memory game and chat about reading. Grab your book in the kids corner ahead of time, meet in the teen area and remember to sign up for summer reading!
Ages 11-17