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

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Friday, July 8, 2016

With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connect with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and of course, live animals.


Friday, July 8, 2016
10:30am @ Central Library

Tommy is a big kid that shows up to watch his Uncle Fumpernutter perform his magic show. When no one can find Uncle Fumpernutter, Tommy takes over. Unfortunately, Tommy's never done magic before, but with the help of the kids and the Magician's Handbook, everyone has a great time.

Parking is free!


Friday, July 8, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

A hobo found in a scavenger hunt becomes a wealthy family's butler in this screwball comedy, "My Man Godfrey." Starring Carole Lombard and William Powell. 1936 B&W


Friday, July 8, 2016

Main Event Entertainment will offer tips, and interesting info about the history of bowling. Those that attend will be entered into a drawing for passes to Main Event.
Appropriate for all ages.

Registration is requested. To reserve your seat, please call 816.701.3483.

For more information about Main Event Entertainment, visit their website at: http://www.mainevent.com/


Friday, July 8, 2016

Kids in the audience help Tommy Diaz’ alter ego, Tommy Terrific, save the day when Uncle Fumpernutter fails to show up for a magic show. It’s an enchanting, laugh-out-loud experience.


Saturday, July 9, 2016
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 on July 9 as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with the dog.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Learn to speak conversational Spanish.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

It's the latest suburban adventure - keeping laying hens in your own backyard. You no longer have to live on a farm to own chickens!

Join Christine Shuck, writer, artist, community educator, and owner of the Deadly Nightshade Farm, along with her favorite hen, Little Miss Crankyfoot (don't worry - she's as sweet as can be), and learn about the basics of good chicken care, their behaviors, the benefits, and how to start your own backyard flock!

Admission is FREE.

To register, call Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565, or go to:


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.

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