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

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 techclasses@kclibrary.org


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

Can you believe it’s already time to plan that spring garden?

Well, it is, and Tina Wurth from Lincoln University Cooperative Extension is ready to help you get started in the Ruiz Seed Library workshop, Spring Into Gardening.

She’ll cover gardening planning and basics, heavily focusing on cold crops such as lettuce, spinach, broccoli, carrots, potatoes and herbs, and the workshop even includes a trip to Switzer Farm (across from the Ruiz Library) for some hands-on guidance and instruction.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Library’s Winter Reading Program, this year featuring the theme 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: I Love You, I Hate You, Get Lost.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Sunday, February 8, 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.

Meryl Streep is an old-school nun and parochial academy principal who believes that Hoffman's parish priest has entered into an improper relationship with a student. The post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Alice Brand Bartlett and Melissa Lenos, assistant professor of English at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Richard L. Berkley once said, “I like meeting people.” Before, during, and after his record three-term tenure as Kansas City’s mayor — from 1979 to 1991 — he met hundreds of political leaders, entertainers, sports stars, and other celebrities. Most times, he asked to take their pictures. Berkley’s personal collection ranges from images of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to shots of Bo Jackson, George Brett, Annie Liebovitz, and Joanne Woodward.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Join Kansas City Public Library staff for film screenings and animated conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are official selections of the Love on the Rocks 2015 Winter Reading Program. Discussions immediately follow film presentations. These screenings are open to the public. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source book prior to the film screening.

Based on Terry McMillan’s novel, Waiting to Exhale celebrates the friendship of four very different African-American women as they support each other through the trials and tribulations of relationships, careers, and family life. With Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. Directed by Forest Whitaker. 124 minutes. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Got questions? Need one-on-one assistance? Want to know how to check out a library ebook, or learn what other online resources the library has? Bring your own device and stop by!. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This fact-filled Rookie Biography, introduces the youngest readers to George Washington Carver-a man who beat the odds to become a top agricultural scientist. Carver struggled to overcome racism and used his success to better the lives of poor farmers.