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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Please join us as we enjoy a variety of games and share fun and good times!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This month, the Ruiz Readers Book Group will be discussing the second half of the book Defending Jacob by William Landay, an edge-of-your-seat mystery with several unexpected twists and turns.

Join us to discuss Defending Jacob or your favorite book.

For further information, contact Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Do you have questions about how to use your Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, E-Reader or other mobile technologies? Bring your device to our Open Lab and ask the expert! Lower Level Vault Multi-Purpose Room, Central Library
Questions? Email

Friday, January 9, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Library’s Winter Reading Program, this year featuring a theme of Love on the Rocks, begins January 20, 2015, and continues through March 20, 2015. Pick up your Winter Reading booklet at your favorite Library location and be sure to check out these films about love gone wrong. This month’s focus: Boy Loses Girl.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Saturday, January 10, 2015
8:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The KC Keepers chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance and Plaza Library Teen Services Cordially Invite You to the Yule Ball, a Harry Potter themed Holiday Party!

There will be games, dancing, snacks, live music and lots of Hogwarts Holiday Cheer.

Proceeds from a silent auction of wizarding-world goodies will go to benefit reStart.

Requested dress code is either semi-formal or ugly holiday sweater.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film series returns in January and February with screenings of movies starring the late Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. A discussion featuring experts in cinema and psychoanalysis follows each screening.

Hoffman won a best-actor Oscar for his brilliantly layered portrayal of author and social gadfly Truman Capote. Post-screening discussion led by psychoanalyst David Donovan and Tom Poe, associate professor of film and media arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.