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

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Friday, December 5, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come enjoy a holiday classic, "The Bishop's Wife", starring Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young (1947 B&W). Christmas bells are ringing, but Bishop Henry Brougham is missing the spirit as he desperately tries to raise funds for a new cathedral to the point of neglecting his wife. Only divine intervention can salvage the marriage. This witty and sentimental film will delight any audience.

Friday, December 5, 2014
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, December 5, 2014

Kids are the stars in this production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Professional actors with Kansas City’s Theatre of the Imagination invite children in the audience to take the stage and help tell a magical story filled with laughter, song, and dance.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00am @ Plaza Branch

The Friends of the Library’s 8th Annual Pre-Owned Cookbook Sale offers hundreds of vintage, nearly new, and collectible cookbooks featuring eye-catching, mouth-watering recipes that will delight family and friends. Learn to cook like a top chef. Or make these recipe books a holiday gift.

Most are priced under $3. “Collectible” and newer books are priced from $5-15.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Are you tired of planting the same old flower bulbs? Then come to the Bulb Exchange Party. All you have to do is bring some of your bulbs and be ready to exchange them with a fellow green thumb for a variety of bulbs that are sure to make your flower garden both beautiful and diverse.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to tap their creative energies and create masterpieces at Westport Center for the Arts’ “Kids Team Up for Art” Workshops at the Kansas City Public Libraries. For artists age 5-14; friends and families of any age welcome!

Led by artists Michelle Kozubek and Rosie Vega.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

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 7-13 are welcome to attend.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

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

Sunday, December 7, 2014

George Creel, the onetime head of President Woodrow Wilson’s Committee on Public Information, recalled in his memoir “how we advertised America.” But more accurately, his legacy was selling World War I to the country’s largely neutral populace.