Recent News & Highlights

Hogwarts house colors and the sorting hat
Jul 10, 2017

Beginning July 24, join us for a week-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Each day one of our Library locations will transform into a Hogwarts house with activities culminating in a Tri-Wizard Tournament at the end of the week!

Writers Conference
Jul 7, 2017

It's heaven for authors and authors-to-be!

Join us for advice from local and bestselling authors, live editing workshops, genre specific critique sessions and more!

Library Night at the K
Jul 7, 2017

Join us and other metro libraries to celebrate summer at the K!

Library Night at the K
Thursday, Aug. 3
7:15 p.m.
Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners

Come meet Ann Ingalls, author of the kids' book Fairy Floss: The Sweet Story of Cotton Candy.
Jun 26, 2017

Kids, step right up and learn about the debut of cotton candy at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair from our visiting author Ann Ingalls! Register now for one of three sessions on Wednesday, July 12!

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Jun 21, 2017

It's a night worthy of Veruca Salt's jealousy! Live music and the 1971 Gene Wilder classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, outdoors under the stars.

Saturday, July 8
8 p.m., movie at dusk
Two locations

Fringe Fest
Jun 16, 2017

It's almost time for the 2017 KC Fringe Festival! We give you three ways to Fringe. Join us for:

Monticello Library
Jun 6, 2017

The long-awaited Monticello Library, to be located in Western Shawnee, is at last underway. See what you have to look forward to inside and out in this animated flythrough!

Meet the author of kids' book Pug Meets Pig!
May 31, 2017

Join us for a special storytime with local author Sue Lowell Gallion on Tuesday, June 20!

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Gardner Library

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Edgerton Library

Summer fun
May 26, 2017

This summer, we've got activities for families and kids of all ages! 

Movie in the Park: The Lego Movie
May 20, 2017

Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman and Will Ferrell ... as LEGOS!

Come join your neighbors under the stars for this tale of mistaken identity and heroism. Don't miss The LEGO Movie!

Saturday, June 10
8 p.m.
Electric Park - featuring the music Listen Local artist Zachary Burch before the movie
Santa Fe Commons Park - featuring the music Listen Local artist Maria the Mexican before the movie