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

Saturday, September 5, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

This new exhibit, in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, spotlights the colorful, evocative works of many of Mexico’s top illustrators of youth literature, including the winning and honorable-mention selections from the country’s 24th Catalogue of Illustrators of Children and Youth Publications contest.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
(All day) @ Central Library

Intimate Riot introduces the fictional aesthetic of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Based on Alice’s early published journeys, internationally recognized artist Peregrine Honig delivers a genre-crossing exhibit combining art objects, video, installation, and design alongside text from Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic.

Monday, October 12, 2015
(All day)


In partnership with Harvesters: The Community Food Network, the Kansas City Public Library announces its annual Food for Fines Week from October 12-18, 2015.

During this period, Library patrons are encouraged to bring undamaged and unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any Library location. Each single food item will be applied as a $1 credit toward the reduction of existing overdue fines.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Join us to play video games, board games, or just hang out with your friends!
XBOXONE plus XBOX360 consoles are available for the gaming afternoons. Some games are provided but you are also invited to bring your games to share.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

This group will discuss books and work on quilting projects. Beginners are welcome!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2015 commemorates not only the 125th anniversary of the birth of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, but also the U.S. Census Bureau’s declaration that the American frontier had closed. As historian Tim Rives explains, these two events are not unrelated.

Like other progressives of his generation, Eisenhower saw the extinction of the frontier as the end of the first phase of American history, and the beginning of a new age in which the federal government would replace the lost reservoir of free land and abundant resources with economic cooperation and individual security through social programs. More than any other single factor, Eisenhower’s interpretation of the vanished frontier is what distinguishes his “Middle Way” political philosophy from the conservative wing of the Republican Party he led through two terms as a president.

Tim Rives is the deputy director and supervisory archivist of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This six-week course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.

Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.

Wednesday, October 14, 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

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