An ongoing series, we’re highlighting some of the most important events, exhibits and can’t-miss activities each month of the year. 

February is full of goings-on, including a spelling bee competition, art exhibits and a movie about déjà vu all over again.

Short Month, Big Events


Image courtesy of the Warren Rosser Coloring Space Exhibit

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Film Series: Groundhog Day

Déjà vu isn’t just the subject of this classic 1993 film starring Bill Murray—it’s the theme of the Kansas City Public Library’s film series for February, as you’ll have to the chance to relive the film each Saturday of the month.

Central Library, Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

Art Around Us

Art in Place (Charlotte Street Foundation)

Discuss works with Warren Rosser, the William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting at Kansas City Art Institute. Rosser’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is featured in the Library exhibit, “Coloring Space.”

Central Library, Tuesday, Feb. 7, Reception begins at 6 p.m.; Program at 6:30 p.m.

Supporting Local Families

#ToImmigrantsWithLove Letter Writing Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day and supporting the diversity of the world and KC’s community, guests are invited to write letters to area immigrants as a reminder that they’re loved. All letters go to local families.

Central Library, Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.

To Be or Not to Be

2017 Shakespeare Competition

Now in its 33rd year, this literary showdown—which is open to the public—features area high school students performing scenes and sections of Shakespeare’s finest works. Winners go on to participate in the national competition in New York City.

Plaza Branch, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m.

Word Champions

Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee

Every letter matters in this high-stakes competition between students looking to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Plaza Branch, Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.

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