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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Staff from Kansas City Community Gardens and Switzer Neighborhood Farm conduct a tour of the Switzer Neighborhood Farm, exploring different square-foot plots and discussing the garden's "good bugs and bad bugs." Switzer Neighborhood Farm is directly across the street from the Ruiz Branch.

Please do not wear perfume or cologne to the garden as it attracts bees.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kids Team up for Art and help us create a work of art with professional artists to be displayed at our branch. Kids 7-13 are welcome to attend.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

July's lineup of films focuses on crime stories.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

In the 1920s and '30s, Kansas City was defined by the corruption of the political machine run by “Boss” Tom Pendergast. But the machine finally was brought down, in no small part through the efforts of reform-minded women.

Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes tells the story of these “civic housekeepers” whose fight came to a dramatic conclusion with the ballot-box victories of 1940, Pendergast’s imprisonment in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, and the smashing of machine-mob rule.

Barnes, currently a nontraditional student at the University of Kansas, served two terms (1997-2007) as the first woman mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. One of the first two women on the Jackson County Legislature, she was elected to the Kansas City City Council in 1979.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free and parking in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Monday, July 21, 2014
12:00pm @ Central Library

Please join us every weekday for Harvesters' Summer Meals for Kids. All youth ages 0-18 welcome.

Parking is free.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Beat the July heat and come to Westport Library and learn how to use a sewing machine. It's a great opportunity to learn how to follow a pattern (summer tops and shorts are easy to start with), how to sew buttons on and how to do all sorts of basic repairs.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Meet with neighbors to discuss and resolve local issues. Open to the public.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free and parking in the Library's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.