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The Story Center Speaker Series

Join The Story Center for the release of local author Niki Lenz's latest book, Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen on March 26.

Outlaws in Concert

Join showman Dave Ehlert as he brings to life the sights and sounds of country music's outlaw stars, including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard.


Let the dragon’s fire ignite your imagination in this brand new marionette revue by StoneLion Puppet Theatre.

Animal CSI: What Can You Learn from a Skull

Imagine walking through the woods and you find a skull. What can it tell you about the animal when it was alive?

Kansas City River Quay Mob War

Join Terence O'Malley to learn firsthand what went down, who killed whom and why, and get a retrospective narrated visual tour by one of the major participants while he was still in the Federal Witness Protection Program.

Featured Events

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Mi Lindo Ecuador (My Beautiful Ecuador)

Mon, Mar 25 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration Required
Come learn more about the small South American nation of Ecuador! You will be learning about its food, people, and the world famous Galapagos Islands.

Mexican American Baseball in Kansas City

Wed, Apr 3 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration Required
Mexican American baseball flourished in Kansas City at the start of the 20th century as Mexican immigrants moved to the Midwest to find work and economic opportunities.

Bubba and Trixie

Sat, Apr 6 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Registration Required
This program is based on the book by local Missouri author Lisa Campbell Ernst. Bubba is a "nervous Nelly" caterpillar afraid to leave his leaf.

BOOM! Stories & Science

Sat, Apr 6 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration Required
It’s fiction vs. nonfiction in a battle between stories and science. Kids will enjoy a lively mix of science experiments and storytelling that will get them excited about science and reading.

Exploring Ancient Ireland

Sat, Apr 6 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration Required
Join Sean Kane for a trip to ancient Ireland. Hear stories from Ireland's ancient history and mythology and view photos of artifacts housed in Ireland's museums.

Get a G.R.I.P. on Butterfly Gardening

Mon, Apr 8 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration Required
Want to attract colorful butterflies to your yard? Learn to get a "G.R.I.P." on the basics of butterfly gardening--Goals, Research, Installation, and Patience.

Living Dead Escape Rooms

Tue, Apr 9 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration Required
Can you escape before becoming one of the living dead? Try your hand at getting out of two zombie-themed mobile escape rooms at the Library.
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