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.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Duct tape can be turned into something nice and useful, like a billfold. Duct tape used will be in various colors.

Limited to 15 participants. Teens only!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Learn the foundation techniques to make a simple knit project! This class is perfect for knitting newbies or brushing up on rusty skills. Casting on, knit & purl stitches, & binding off will be covered. Materials are supplied, or bring your own needles & yarn.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Have you got what it takes to be a superhero? Send your young hero to our training camp, where they can practice feats of strength, agility, and bravery, make crafts to keep and get an official Library Superhero certificate. Costumes encouraged, or make your own superhero disguise at the library! Appropriate for children all ages.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Just like the show, we are pitting cupcake vs. cupcake. Sign-up for this event and learn the basics of cake decorating with hands-on techniques. Compete in the cupcake decorating event or bring your own handmade cupcakes to decorate and compete for flavor and the sweetest prize.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The political gulf between them may have been wide, but conservative icon William F. Buckley and the left-wing Norman Mailer cut remarkably parallel tracks through the 1960s. Both wrote best-selling first books (Buckley’s God and Man at Yale and Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead). Both founded important periodicals (National Review and The Village Voice, respectively). Both ran for mayor of New York.

They argued publicly about every major issue of the decade—the counterculture, Vietnam, feminism, civil rights, the Cold War—but behind the scenes were friends and confidantes.

University of Illinois at Chicago historian Kevin M. Schultz discusses his revealing new book about two towering figures who served as the Sixties’ ideological bookends.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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