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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kansas Citians go to the polls in April and June to elect a mayor and 12 city council members who will direct the city for the next four years. What are the talking points? The priorities?

Continuing the second season of Citizens Project forums, City Manager Troy Schulte and Finance Director Randy Landes join a discussion of the issues the candidates ought to be addressing. Also on the panel is Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, a University of Kansas professor specializing in public budgeting and performance management. KCPT’s Nick Haines moderates.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John helps young audience members explore the hidden, coded meanings and messages of classic spirituals and folk tunes used by Underground Railroad conductors in spiriting fugitive slaves to freedom.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC's Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the Black History Month Book-to-Film Series Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of February.

Denzel Washington’s Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, an employed World War II veteran, becomes a private detective and finds himself entangled in murder, corruption, and the Los Angeles underworld. From the 1995 novel by Walter Mosely. 102 minutes. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kyle Gann is one of the foremost experts on American music today, having spent almost two decades as the new-music critic for the Village Voice, teaching music theory, history, and competition at New York’s Bard College since 1997, and composing more than 100 of his own works.

He draws from his latest book — which Gann terms “the greatest achievement of my life” — in a discussion of Charles Ives’ masterful Concord Sonata. First published in 1919 and revised by Ives in 1947, the innovative piece is a musical portrait of four renowned, transcendentalist authors who lived in Concord, Massachusetts, in the 19th century: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott (and her father Amos Bronson Alcott), and Henry David Thoreau.


Friday, February 20, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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