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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Did you know that clothes pins are not just for hanging clothes? They can also be used to make fun crafts! Drop by 1pm at Central Branch as we color, glue, draw, and create some fun new creations out of these traditional fasteners!

Parking is FREE!


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this month, would have left an indelible imprint on filmmaking if he’d stopped with Citizen Kane in 1941. But he would work more than four more decades, accruing 35 big-screen credits as a director and more than 100 as an actor before his death in 1985. Recall, or be introduced to, Welles’ genius with screenings of five of his films in May – curated by John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas.

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


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Join us as we take a look at the oils given to the Christ child on his birth as well as many other oils used in ancient times. Learn of the important role that essential oils played in the lives of Biblical people. We'll learn how oils like Frankincense, Myrrh, Hyssop, Spikenard, and many others were used for spiritual and physical healing during ancient times and how these oils may still be used today. 
Camille Seever, Young Living
No registration is required
Call 816-701-3483
No oils will be sold at this program


Monday, June 1, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Kids that sign up for Summer Reading between 11am-4pm can participate in action packed fun and games. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and earn prizes. Appropriate for all ages.


Monday, June 1, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge (SPARK) partners with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the Kansas City Public Library, to offer a series of lectures on HASF’s summer production of King Lear presented in Southmoreland Park, June 16 - July 5, 2015.

The lectures take place on five consecutive Mondays in June in Cohen Center on the lower level of the Plaza Branch.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Click here to register.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Serengeti Steve performs over 600 shows a year throughout the country and has been featured as a Las Vegas finalist on NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent." His talents have even earned him a place in the famous "Guiness Book of world Records." Although Steve's love of all animals is high on the list, his first love and driving force will always be entertaining the children and adults attending his performances. Steve's greatest asset is his ability to combine a thrilling yet comical presentation which involves audience participation.

Suitable for all ages. Parking is free.