All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, kids

Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

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.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Friday, February 20, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, February 20, 2015
2:00pm

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 20, 2015

This year’s winners of the 22nd Annual Young Writers Contest are recognized at a reception sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, Johnson County Library, and Reading Reptile.

The contest is open to youth ages 5-12, with entries ranging from poems to essays to short stories. Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

You are invited to celebrate the launch of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Long Haul!!

• Watch the book trailer
• Read an excerpt
• Play Wimpy Kid games
• Participate in activities and fun crafts

Snacks and refreshments provided! Parking is free!
Pre-registration required. Please call or sign-up online to register.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Please join us this afternoon for our Sunday family movie. (Parents with children)


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!
Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Black is big like a star-filled sky and tiny like the sparkle in my daddy's eye. Black is a look, a taste, a speed, an emotion. It's the surprising stripes on a zebra, the taste of dark chocolate, the scary, exciting feeling of going inside a tunnel, and a mother's voice as her daughter falls asleep.