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

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Friday, December 12, 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 is free for all ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Friday, December 12, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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


Friday, December 12, 2014

Come join us in the spacious Westport Meeting Room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Need a holiday card or a sign? This call can be of help. Learn the basics of this popular desktop publishing program. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.


Friday, December 12, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Sit back and enjoy a modern holiday classic, "A Christmas Story" starring Darren McGavin. (1983) This film is both heartwarming and side splitting as nine-year-old Ralphie tries to convince his parents that an air rifle would be the perfect Christmas gift from Santa only to hear the refrain, "You'll shoot your eye out!"


Friday, December 12, 2014
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, December 12, 2014

Enjoy holiday music with a percussive twist. Tri-Percussion Ensemble members John Currey, Mark Lowry, and Ray DeMarchi are joined by drummer Sam Wisman in celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, and of course Christmas.

The festive program brings seasonal favorites to life on the marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, chimes, and an eclectic array of rhythmic percussion instruments including West African and Afro-Latin hand drums.

Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

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


Saturday, December 13, 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, December 13, 2014

Drop by between 2:00-4:00pm to make ornaments! For kids ages 5 and up.