Plan to Laugh

Plan to Laugh

Join Laughing Matters’ Jay and Leslie Cady for juggling and jokes!

Universal Class

Universal Class

Access over 500 courses on a variety of topics, from accounting, computers, and writing to cooking, crafts, and pet care.

Library Night at The K

Library Night at The K

Join us on August 3 for a great night of baseball benefiting our Summer Learning Program Fund.

Watercolors by John Keeling

Watercolors by John Keeling

A selection of his original watercolor works, "What a Wonderful World," will be on display from July 15 to September 15 at the Liberty Branch.


News and Views

Kansas City Libraries Team Up for ‘Library Night at The K’

The libraries of greater Kansas City have teamed up with the Kansas City Royals to score big for the libraries’ annual summer reading programs, which currently have nearly 50,000 participants throughout the metro. On Thursday, August 3, the Royals will host Library Night at The K as they take on the Seattle Mariners, and a portion of tickets purchased online at will support Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Summer Learning Program. 

Explore the American West at MCPL

My love of the American frontier came naturally from my father and grandfather. My grandfather’s family is from Kansas, and growing up, he heard a lot about Billy the Kid. As my dad grew up, westerns were popular on the radio and TV. We still watch reruns of The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, and The Rifleman. Naturally, I grew up watching westerns starring John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston, and James Stewart, just to name a few. 

Looking for a Laugh?

Let me tell you a little story about my senior dance.

When I was 16, my school rented out a local nightclub on a Saturday night. To say I was excited is an understatement. I spent all day getting ready, practicing my dance moves, curling my hair, and plucking my eyebrows. I even went so far as to bleach my top lip. (Hey, I’d seen it done in the movies!) I left nothing to chance. This was going to be the best night of my life!

Libraries Out Loud: KCPT Shines a Light on Local Libraries

“Libraries have always had their fans, but the hushed, warehouse experience of the past is gone. In fact, there has been an important revolution in what our libraries do, and here in Kansas City, we have some of the best in the country,” writes local filmmaker Michael Price in a preview of his latest work for KCPT’s Flatland KC.

National Storytelling Conference

As the National Storytelling Network’s annual conference draws near (June 29 – July 2, 2017), I find myself reflecting on this year’s theme, “All Our Voices: Stories of Immigration and Migration.” In the relatively short amount of time that the National Storytelling Network has been in the Kansas City area, they have made a big impact. 

Legacy Luncheon

Weekly Poll

How many books do you read in a month?

9% (177 votes)
2 - 4
45% (902 votes)
5 or more
38% (753 votes)
I need more than a month to read a book.
8% (163 votes)
Total votes: 1995

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