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.

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.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Drop by between 4 - 6 p.m. to make fun crafts! For kids ages 5-12.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today, amid the many manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, and apps, two names tower above the others: Apple and Google, whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition – and now threaten to steamroll each other. But the battle between Apple and Google is just not a story of corporate competition. It’s a tale of friendships gone sour, of trust betrayed, and agreements breached.

Wired magazine’s Fred Vogelstein discusses his book on this high-stakes, high-tech struggle for handheld superiority, going inside offices and board rooms, behind the outsized personalities of Apple’s Steve Jobs and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, and through the deals, allegations, and lawsuits that are shaping the way we communicate.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid but also to explore.

Yale University historian Anders Winroth dismantles the myths and captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage in a discussion of his new book, The Age of the Vikings.

Winroth is the Frost Family Professor of History at Yale.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, January 30, 2015

Do you have questions about how to use your Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, E-Reader or other mobile technologies? Bring your device to our Open Lab and ask the expert! Lower Level Vault Multi-Purpose Room, Central Library
Questions? Email techclasses@kclibrary.org


Friday, January 30, 2015

Join Kansas City’s Tippi Toes Dance Company in a night of magic and fun drawing from the Academy Award-winning animated classic, Frozen. There’ll be dancing and crafts – and a visit from our Frozen friend, Elsa.

Recommended for all ages.