Events: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.

If you require ADA accommodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

America’s longest war began with an Apache raid and kidnapping of an Arizona rancher’s 12-year-old stepson in 1861. It would last more than a quarter of a century, the government waging a campaign to confine the various Apache bands to reservations. Geronimo’s surrender in 1886 finally signaled an end to a ferocious struggle.


Saturday, September 3, 2016
9:00am

Location: City Market, 20 E 5th St.

Looking for some good reads, new music, or a movie or two to enjoy this summer and fall? On the first Saturday of the month from August through October, in the atrium north of Steamboat Arabia at the City Market, the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library are selling an array of books and other items for a mere $1 to $2. Choose from recently published hardback fiction, nonfiction, popular young adult, and audio books; soft-cover books for all ages; DVDs; and CDs. Some “special finds” are priced at $5 and up.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fifty years ago this month, on September 8, 1966, NBC launched a new science-fiction television series that would become one of the most revered franchises in American entertainment history. Star Trek generated five more TV series (with a sixth in the works) and three generations of films along with an array of books, games, and toys.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Join us on Saturday September 3rd at the Westport Branch Library for an afternoon event with local author Alan Proctor. Mr. Proctor will speak about his latest book, The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate , and the importance of writing a memoir.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Gary Lezak is one of the most familiar and popular faces on Kansas City television, a six-time Emmy Award winner who has delivered impressively accurate weather forecasts on NBC affiliate KSHB since 1996. He has taken his passion and expertise to a new medium, children’s books, collaborating with Topeka, Kansas, illustrator Rob Peters on It's a Sunny Life: An Adventure Fit for Rain or Shine.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Iranian-born Siah Armajani is a leading figure in conceptualizing the role and function of public art, including its incorporation in bridges. His mixed-media work Kansas City No. 1 was donated to Kansas City’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art two years ago, and is the centerpiece of the exhibition Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder on display at the museum from September 8, 2016, to January 22, 2017.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fifty years ago this month, on September 8, 1966, NBC launched a new science-fiction television series that would become one of the most revered franchises in American entertainment history. Star Trek generated five more TV series (with a sixth in the works) and three generations of films along with an array of books, games, and toys.


Monday, September 12, 2016
4:30pm @ Waldo Branch

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This year’s election stakes are high, as always. But perhaps no presidential vote in U.S. history was more consequential than that of 1860.

The nation roiled over the issue of slavery. Abraham Lincoln captured the Republican nomination over New York Sen. William Seward, and then took on a divided Democratic Party. His win in November – with less than 40% of the popular vote – prompted the immediate secession of South Carolina, roused the rest of the South, and ushered in the Civil War.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

As co-founder and partner in the Santa Monica, California-based architectural firm Moore, Ruble, Yudell, John Ruble has collaborated on a broad spectrum of residential, academic, cultural, and urban design work in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Included in that acclaimed portfolio: the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and comprehensive master plan for the University of Washington, Tacoma.


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