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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

This month, as part of the Winter Reading Program, the Ruiz Readers Book Group will be discussing Radioactive by Lauren Redniss, a tale of love and fallout.

Join us to discuss Radioactive or your favorite book.

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC's Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the Black History Month Book-to-Film Series Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of February.

Detectives “Gravedigger” Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) and “Coffin Ed” Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) investigate a wayward reverend in this Blaxploitation prototype directed by Ossie Davis. Taken from Chester Himes’ 1965 novel. 97 minutes. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Even before Kansas became a state, Kansans wanted a university. What no one knew in territorial days or in the earliest years of statehood — or even after the University of Kansas opened for classes — was how big and how good it might become. In KU’s first semester, 55 students enrolled but the faculty of three found not one prepared for college work.

The university would grow into a vast and intricate educational machine that in the 21st century counts more than 27,000 students and 1,600 faculty members across multiple campuses. Former Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times editor Monroe Dodd, who has written a new coffee table book for Kansas City Star Books that commemorates the school’s sesquicentennial, discusses the often difficult, 150-year journey through wars, economic pitfalls, clashes of ideas and ideologies, and the unending demands of politics.

Friday, February 6, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Do you have questions about how to use your Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, E-Reader or other mobile technologies? Want to know more about Overdrive, Hoopla, or other library e-resources? Bring your device to our Open Lab and ask the expert!
Vault Multi-purpose Room, Central Library. Questions? Email

Friday, February 6, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

This month's offering is the chilling film "The Birds" by Alfred Hitchcock.
The terror of unexplained bird attacks rocks the coastal town of Bodega Bay. Starring Tippi Hedron and Rod Taylor. You may never feel the same about bird flocks...

Friday, February 6, 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!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John helps young audience members explore the hidden, coded meanings and messages of classic spirituals and folk tunes used by Underground Railroad conductors in spiriting fugitive slaves to freedom.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.