Sly James - A Passion for Purpose

Sly James: A Passion for Purpose
Thursday, July 25  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Plaza Branch
Sly James – in his final days as Kansas City’s mayor – joins co-author Sean Wheelock in launching his new autobiography A Passion for Purpose. It looks back on a life that took James from his upbringing in a segregated working-class neighborhood to military service in the Marines, a groundbreaking legal career, and ultimately the 29th floor of City Hall.
Library Night at the K 2019

Library Night at the K
Tuesday, July 30 | 7:15 p.m. |  Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Join us for a night at the ballpark in support of local libraries! Purchase discounted tickets at, and a portion of each sale benefits the Kansas City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
No More Library Late Fines graphic

No More Library Late Fines. Seriously.
The Library no longer charges fines on overdue books and other materials. We’ve also erased existing late fines from all accounts, giving patrons a fresh start.  FREEDOM FROM FINES means more freedom for everyone to pursue their educational, career, and personal goals at the Library.  Get the details on this exciting new change.
Summer Reading: Dare to Discover

Summer Reading: Dare to Discover
 June 1 - July 31, 2019
The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. Explore a universe of stories, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike.  Read five books, earn a cosmically cool prize.