It Finally Happened Here
Thursday, July 26  |  6:30 p.m.  | Plaza Branch
Historian Joel Rhodes, who led research for the Library exhibit It Finally Happened Here: The Kansas City Riot, April 9-12, 1968, takes a 50-year look back at the deadly, four-day episode – one of nearly 300 incidents of civil disorder across America during the civil rights era.

Summer Reading: Rock & Read
May 25-July 31, 2018
Enjoy some choice tracks from the Library's bookstacks during our 2018 Summer Reading Program: Rock & Read. The song remains the same: Read five books, earn a rockin’ prize. Explore this year’s music-themed offerings, including suggested reading titles, events, and more.

Library Celebrates Legacy of Lucile Bluford
Lucile Bluford – namesake of the Library's L.H. Bluford Branch – was a local civil rights leader and helped make The Call one of the most important African-American newspapers in the nation. During July, The Library celebrates Bluford’s impact on the KC community and the nation at large. 

Library Night at the K
Tuesday, July 24  |  7:15 p.m. | Royals vs. Detroit Tigers
Tuesday, July 24, is Library Night at the K. Purchase discounted tickets at, and a portion of each sale will benefit the Kansas City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.