Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed on Thursday, January 1 to celebrate the New Year.

Thursday, October 4 2012

Time Items
All day
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 10:00am - Sat, 10/20/2012 - 5:00pm

Shortly after the camera was invented photographers began turning it on native peoples. But rarely were indigenous peoples viewed through the eyes of indigenous photographers. This exhibit features the work of indigenous artists (established and emerging) from North America, Peru, Iraq, and New Zealand.

This exhibit was made possible by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/28/2012 - 5:00pm

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) didn’t just design a house. He saw each building as a fully integrated whole and painstakingly designed stained glass windows, furniture, carpeting, and even lighting fixtures to reflect his concept. This exhibit employs high-quality reproductions of Wright’s drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects.

Funded by a grant from Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/04/2012 - 9:00am

Open through the 2012 World Series

Celebrate Kansas City’s All-Star summer with this new exhibit exploring our local baseball heritage.

Sat, 06/11/2011 (All day) - Wed, 12/31/2014 (All day)

Hixon transformed the field of portrait photography in Kansas City and the surrounding region during a career that spanned more than seven decades. His studios—the first in the Brady Building at 11th and Main Streets, and the second just one block west in the Baltimore Hotel—welcomed thousands of patrons throughout the 1910s and 1920s.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 9:00am - Mon, 12/31/2012 - 5:00pm

To most local landscape architects, Hare & Hare is a household name. The firm has left an indelible mark on some of the most iconic and often-visited areas of Kansas City—the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Loose Park, Ward Parkway, and Mission Hills among them.

9:00 am
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 9:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

10:00 am
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

11:00 am
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

2:00 pm
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

A gathering of needlework enthusiasts! The group works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needle point, embroidery, etc. and meets the first and third Thursday of the month. Bring your own project and join us for a warm and friendly time of fellowship.

3:00 pm
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Xbox360 and Wii game consoles are available at TeenGaming along with board games such as Chess and Monopoly. It’s about having fun with your friends and making new friends. Stop by and bring your games to share with Southeast teens.

4:00 pm
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Compete against other teens at board games and on Super Smash Bros. Brawl and other Wii games.

6:00 pm
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 6:30pm

The Kansas City Sprit was in evidence with the 1900 construction of a new convention hall in just 90 days and in how the community has pulled together to recover from floods and other disasters. Norman Rockwell even created a painting celebrating it. Bruce Mathews and his co-authors (Mamie Hughes, Andrew Kaplan, Christopher Leitch, Lynn Mackle, and Carol Powers) and Library Director Crosby Kemper III discuss the new book about Kansas City’s legendary spirit.