All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, kids

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Adopted as the mascot of the U.S. Army’s 102nd Infantry regiment, Stubby the dog became a comrade-in-arms. Ann Bausum recounts the remarkable life of this courageous canine, who served on 17 battlefields, suffered wounds from crossfire, became a national celebrity, met three presidents, and found a best friend in American soldier J. Robert Conroy.

Bausum has written nine National Geographic books for young readers during the past twelve years. She has won numerous awards, including a Sibert Honor Award and three other national awards for literature.

Co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Little Lola loves everything! So when she discovers school, you can be sure that she'll love every minute of it. Yes, she's a cat.
(And when was the last time you saw a cat in school?) But being a cat never stopped Lola!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us for songs, stories, occasional crafts and fun! Birth to age 5. Every Tuesday at 10. Parking is Free!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch the second Saturday each month between September 2014 and April 2015 (excluding December and January) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the 3rd annual Star Wars Reads Day! We’ll play games, do crafts, and learn the secrets of the Force with snacks and a costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite character and win prizes! Geared for ages 5-12.

Star Wars Reads Day is a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars! For more information visit: http://starwars.com/reads


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A dog and a cat, both newly adopted and forced to share a room, do not get along until a howling, smelly, terrifying newcomer unites them in a common cause.