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

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

Saturday, January 31, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Lucile Bluford — for whom the Library’s L.H. Bluford Branch is named — played a key role in the eventual elimination of the country’s “separate but equal” doctrine in education. Though losing a lengthy legal battle for admission to the University of Missouri’s graduate program in journalism, arguments and precedents from her case and others laid a foundation for the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.


Saturday, March 21, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Through photographs and other materials in this new exhibit, Missouri artist Matt Rahner chronicles the dismantling—via eminent domain—of a four-block section of Kansas City’s Wendell Phillips neighborhood to make room for a new police station and crime lab.


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.


Tuesday, May 26, 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


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Build on what was learned in Microsoft Word Basics to create fun letters and professional looking documents using this word processing program. Click here to register.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A boy named Zack and his dog Rufus go to school, where Rufus joins in on all the activities and goes home a mess.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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