Drop by the Plaza’s Kid Corner for this workshop with Scraps KC. Use recycled materials to craft suncatchers as unique as the children creating them. Supply kits are provided while they last. Please note the 6-7 p.m. time for this program. (Ages 3 and up)
David Mills and Kayla Westra, co-authors of Great Wartime Escapes and Rescues, assess the historical accuracy of the classic 1963 film The Great Escape – the latest installment of the Library’s Hollywood vs. History series in partnership with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Young Actors ages 3-17 have been hard at work all week learning improv and other theater games with drama instructor John Mulvey. Now it’s time to see the comedy they’ve created! Please note the 6-7 p.m. time for this program.
Calling all captains and sailors! Join award-winning kid rocker Mr. Stinky Feet for a splashy summer shindig. This high-energy, interactive musical program features singing, dancing, and jamming in the band. Recommended for all ages. Please note the 6-7 p.m. time for this program.
Learn about the past, present, and future of vision loss during the premiere of the podcast and video series Foresight, produced by Kansas City’s Alphapointe. After a partial screening of Foresight, KSHB-TV reporter Rae Daniel moderates a panel discussion featuring former New York Gov. David Paterson about the challenges and successes of living with vision loss.
Get the scoop behind Kansas City’s newest, biggest, and most family-friendly scavenger hunt. Anne Kniggendorf, a writer and editor at the Library, and her sister and co-author Leslie Kniggendorf talk to the Library’s Kaite Stover about their new book and the landmarks and hidden gems it challenges you to find across 20 metro-area towns.
Award-winning essayist and poet Taylor Brorby discusses his new memoir Boys and Oil, recounting the uneasiness of being gay in a rugged land of coal mining and fracking in rural North Dakota. An environmentalist, he uses the destruction of large swaths of the West as a metaphor for the distress of his youth.