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

Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's been a great summer and now it's time to celebrate! Join us for several hands-on, possibly messy activities that will be fun for the entire family. We'll also have games, prizes, and snacks.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

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


Saturday, August 9, 2014

This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air.


Saturday, August 9, 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.

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


Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Westport Historical Society and the Westport Branch Library present Michael Dickey - "Sweat and Survival: The Impact of the Santa Fe Trade on Missouri's Economy"

Second Saturday Speaker Series, August 9th, 2014, 2:00pm
Westport Library, 118 Westport Road
Speaker’s reception follows at the Harris Kearney House, 40th & Baltimore

Title of Talk: "Sweat and Survival: The Impact of the Santa Fe Trade on Missouri's Economy"


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Several Kansas Citians including neighborhood residents Alvin Brooks, Karen Slaughter, Telester Powell, Joe Louis Mattox recently created digital stories as part of the national inter-generational initiative entitled All Together Now. Please join us for a debut screening of these personal stories of awareness around human and civil rights and bullying.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Best-selling mystery and horror author J.A. Jance introduced Joanna Brady to readers in Desert Heat in 1993. Her fictional Arizona sheriff, first voted into office in place of her murdered husband, has since been featured in 16 more books – among a total of more than 40 that Jance has written.

On the heels of the summer releases of the latest two entries in the Joanna Brady series, The Old Blue Line: A Joanna Brady Novella and Remains of Innocence, Jance appears at the Library’s Waldo Branch for a discussion of the series.


Sunday, August 10, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Mystery and horror author, J.A Jance, will talk about her popular "Joanna Brady" series at the Waldo Community Branch, Sunday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. Ms. Jance will also be available to autograph copies of her latest book, "Remains of Innocence", that will be on sale at the event. Come for a stimulating, informative time with one of Waldo's favorite mystery authors.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Kansas City Opera Institute is settling into a second season of classes, workshops, and productions designed to prepare and showcase “the next generation of great performers.”

Those performers deliver a semi-staged production of Mozart’s Idomeneo, re di Creta — Italian for Idomeneo, King of Crete — a time-honored opera introduced more than 230 years earlier in Munich, Germany. Music historians suggest it might have been Mozart’s favorite work, a classic Greek myth that captures the growing tension of the social and political landscape of the late 18th century while exploring the value of a single human life.


Monday, August 11, 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.