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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.

Monday, August 15, 2016
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.


Monday, August 15, 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.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!


Friday, August 19, 2016

Come enjoy some of your favorite online and board games at the Ruiz Branch on the third Friday of each month. Join your pals for a friendly game of LIFE, SORRY, Apples to Apples, or any other game in our collection. The computers will be available for online games as well.
For ages 12-18, and a parental permission form must be signed.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

In 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13, 97 min., 1999), a retake of Taming of the Shrew, high school student Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with lovely sophomore Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), but he finds she’s forbidden from dating until her rebellious and unpopular older sister Katarina (Julia Stiles) has a boyfriend first. So a plan emerges to set up Kat with school bad boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) in order to clear the way for the younger couple’s romance.


Monday, August 22, 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.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Join us at the Westport Branch Library for a calming coloring environment just for grown ups. Some materials will be available for use, but bringing your own supplies is encouraged!

Wednesdays this Summer
June 22nd, July 13th, and August 24th
6:30pm-7:45pm
Westport Branch Library Meeting Room
118 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.701.3488


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Have any of you dreamed of running away, of heading out to the highway, never looking back, and getting away from it all? Steve Garufi, author of "Under a Triumphant Sky: A Bike Across America Story", had those dreams and fulfilled them by pedaling across America twice in 2008 and 2011.

Join us at the Westport Branch Library where author Steve Garufi will do a presentation with maps, photos, and his bicycle, while answering questions about what it's like to ride cross-country and how to do it.


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