Events: anytime, any location, all ages

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.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

Artists across the United States and around the world were invited by Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, to transform hundreds of discarded hubcaps into fine art. More than a thousand responded, and 35 of the best submitted works make up this unique and thought-provoking traveling exhibit.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

’Tis the season for plotting glorious summer vacations that, alas, don’t go quite so gloriously. The Library screens four films in June in which the warm-weather fun is undone by neurosis, nature, or enduring ineptitude.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Library’s 10th season of Script-in-Hand performances concludes with an original Shakespeare-inspired production – a collage of readings of some of the Bard’s greatest texts, scene enactments, and images of text from the First Folio. Created by Karen Paisley, the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s producing artistic director, the production highlights popular and well-known passages while flushing out older, more obscure ones, introducing and reintroducing Shakespeare in a visceral and exciting way.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Enter the untamed world of Dav Pilkey – creator of George, Harold, and the super-powered Captain Underpants – through this imaginative, 16-foot “pop-up book” created by team at Kansas City’s interactive The Rabbit Hole.
On display at other Library locations:

Tuesday, July 5 - Sunday, July 10 | L. H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17 | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Monday, July 18 - Sunday, July 24 | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.


Monday, June 27, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

RSVP: 816.701.3400

Local attorneys Malik James, Brian Noland, and Jim Breckenridge offer advice for dealing with legal issues that can have big ramifications on your life and career.

Programs take place on Tuesday afternoons each month, April through June.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

It’s the time when movie box office counts rise with the temperatures. The Library screens five films in July that not only reached summer blockbuster status – totaling nearly $1.3 billion in domestic ticket sales – but also rank the among all-time best big-screen offerings of the season, according to critics.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Are you trying to break in to the world of self publishing? Join us for a presentation from local author Dennis "D.C." Weiser, who has been self publishing online since 2005. Weiser will share his unique experiences from the field of self publishing, as well as talk about several of his own books and materials. Weiser's latest book, The Empire Recoils: The Darker Side of Patriarchy in Bram Stoker's DRACULA, is a work of non-fiction and is in the process of being published this summer.

Wednesday July 6th, 2016
Westport Branch Library


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kansas City’s Mark English was a top magazine illustrator for more than four decades, his work appearing in TIME, Sports Illustrated, Redbook, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. The former Hallmark artist in residence also has designed 13 stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Derek Cressman has fought for more than 20 years to remove big money from politics, among other things seeking reversal of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. That U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2010 sharply eased limits on political and campaign spending by corporations and labor unions, deeming the restrictions as abridgments of free speech.


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