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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Even as they were laying the framework for a new country, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and many of America’s other Founding Fathers were tending to another vital duty. They were raising families.

Saint Louis University history professor Lorri Glover discusses her new book, the first to explore how the Revolution remade family life as much as it reinvented political institutions. Focusing on Washington, Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and Patrick Henry, she describes the colonial households that nurtured future revolutionaries, follows the development of political and family values during the revolutionary years, and shines new light on the radically transformed world that was inherited by 19th-century descendants.


Wednesday, February 11, 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.

Director Neil LaBute’s adaptation of A.S. Byatt’s novel tells the story of a pair of literary sleuths as they unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart. 102 minutes, Rated PG-13.


Thursday, February 12, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Thursday, February 12, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, February 13, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, February 13, 2015

Learn about the powerful free software and online storage available with any Gmail / Google account. If you do not currently have an account, information on getting an account will be given. As an added bonus information about a free online voice-mail service will also be provided. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.


Friday, February 13, 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 13, 2015

Computers are everywhere, yet only one in 10 schools offers computer programming classes. Youth can get a taste here, joining in an encore session of Hour of Code events. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Wi-Fi-enabled devices, though Library devices are available to share. Recommended for ages 5 and older.


Saturday, February 14, 2015
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 February 2015 and April 2015 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.