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The Story Center Speaker Series

Join bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly as she discusses her latest book Lost Roses on April 29.

The Whole Person Expressions Art Exhibit

The Whole Person’s 9th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition celebrates artists’ abilities and unique talents, adding diversity to the arts community.

LitUp Festival

Join us on May 4 for this all-day event that brings Kansas City-area teens and bestselling authors, screenwriters, poets, and illustrators together in conversation. 

Food For Fines

Bring boxed or canned nonperishable food items to any MCPL location from May 6 - 12 to pay off your overdue fines and help out your local community.

ReadLOCAL Author Event: James J. Heiman

Join The Story Center for the launch of ReadLOCAL author James J. Heiman latest book, Front Lines to Headlines: The World War I Overseas Dispatches of Otto P. Higgins.

Featured Events

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Hidden History of Kansas

Mon, Apr 22 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration Required
Missouri's neighbor to the west has some secrets to tell. Join author and historian Adrian Zink for stories of Kansas' hidden past and the role Missouri played in this little known history.

100 Things to Do in Kansas City Before You Die

Tue, Apr 23 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration Required
You think you know Kansas City? Come hear about some of the area's most fascinating experiences and places from author Traci Angel. Learn where to go to eat, drink, and soak up culture.

Beginning Paranormal Research: The Basics

Wed, Apr 24 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration Required
Paranormal investigation has become a popular hobby among enthusiasts who may have experienced something strange or unexplainable first hand.

Mexican American Baseball in Kansas City

Sat, Apr 27 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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.

Tom's Town Quintet

Tue, Apr 30 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration Required
Five members of the Kansas City's Vine Street Orchestra recreate a live jazz jam session with the music that made KC famous world-wide.

Alcohol Ink on Tiles

Wed, May 1 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration Required
Discover the endless possibilities for artistic creativity when you combine alcohol ink and ceramic tiles. All supplies will be provided. Dress to get messy.

LitUp Festival

Sat, May 4 2019
8:00am - 6:00pm
Registration Required
The LitUp Festival is an all-day event that brings Kansas City-area teens and bestselling authors, screenwriters, poets, and illustrators together in conversation.
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