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

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Library’s Winter Reading Program, this year featuring a theme of Love on the Rocks, begins January 20, 2015, and continues through March 20, 2015. Pick up your Winter Reading booklet at your favorite Library location and be sure to check out these films about love gone wrong. This month’s focus: Boy Loses Girl.

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


Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Company You Keep - starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Terrence Howard, and Judi Dench.

Jim Grant is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant's world is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

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


Sunday, January 25, 2015

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film series returns in January and February with screenings of movies starring the late Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. A discussion featuring experts in cinema and psychoanalysis follows each screening.

Hoffman and Laura Linney portray siblings who’ve drifted apart but must unite to care for their elderly, estranged father, who is slipping into dementia. Post-screening discussion led by psychoanalyst Pam Seator and Caitlin Horsmon, associate professor of film and media arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

How did Kansas City miraculously transform itself from “the filthiest city in the United States” in the 19th century to the clean, well-planned embodiment of the vision of renowned landscape architect George Kessler?

Eyesores and health threats — ugly gullies, open sewers, and decrepit shanties — disappeared before a wave of open, green, welcoming spaces of wide thoroughfares, playgrounds, pools, and field houses. By the time city planners finished their work, our “city beautiful” possessed 90 miles of boulevards and 2,500 acres of urban parks.

Hyde Park residents and co-authors Patrick Alley and Dona Boley present this great success story, an inspiration for civic efforts in the new millennium, with an illustrated lecture based on their new book, Kansas City’s Parks and Boulevards.


Monday, January 26, 2015
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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! Click here to sign up!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Sign up for a free email account and follow along as this tutorial teaches how to send, receive, and organize email. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nature-loving sisters Maple and Willow smooth over a rough patch in their friendship in their own unique way.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.