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

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.


Sunday, July 17, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

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


Saturday, July 23, 2016

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Teens on the Fringe is the youth component of the Kansas City Fringe Festival and will be featuring performances by spoken word artists, musicians, dancers, and actors from all over Kansas City. We will also be featuring short films from local teens and providing acting and improv workshops. We welcome any teens who have the desire to take the stage to come and show us what you’ve got! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Sunday, July 24, 2016
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Interested in having fun? Join us in the Art Spot and in the middle of the Children’s Area where artists like Aaron Sutton will be hosting a painting party (yup paint). Stonelion Puppets will be crafting finger puppets, and much more. There will be MORE fun than you can imagine! (PS: bring your parents they get to paint and hoop too) Come and go as you please.

Presented by Kansas City YOUth Fringe Festival. All activities will be in the Art Spot and the Kid Corner.


Monday, July 25, 2016

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and communication. No fee or books required. For more information contact Estelle Manning at estellemanning@aol.com.


Monday, July 25, 2016

This 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.


Monday, July 25, 2016
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.


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