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

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, crafts, games, snacks, and more!


Saturday, May 3, 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.

Figures from history come to life in May's lineup of Hollywood bio-pics.

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


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Just weeks after marrying in Washington, D.C., in 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving (he was white, she was African American) were dragged from their bed in the middle of the night and jailed for violating a Virginia law against marrying a person of a different race. Convicted, they were banished from the state and spent the next nine years fighting for the right to return, eventually taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Thanks to the Lovings, the last remaining miscegenation laws in the U.S. were overturned.

Randal M. Jelks, associate professor of American Studies with a joint appointment in African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, provides opening and closing remarks.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks and his wife, blogger Roxie Hammill, discuss their book Mike and Roxie’s Vegetable Paradise, which is both a how-to manual and a memoir based on the authors’ years of gardening.

Their talk complements the launch of the Seed Library at the Kansas City Public Library’s Ruiz Branch, which allows patrons to “check out” flower and vegetable seeds. In the fall they will “return” seeds they have harvested from their plants. Ruiz will also house an expanded collection of gardening books available for checkout.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Coterie Theatre Artists read from favorite children's books while the audience enjoys an opportunity to "jump into the story" and participate in an improvised story of their own making.

Appropriate for all ages, Dramatic Story Time programs take place one Sunday each month at 2 p.m. throughout the 2013-2014 school year, beginning October 6, 2013.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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, May 6, 2014

A child has a very difficult time getting Fred, the dog, to bed.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.