Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, October 10 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
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:30am

This year we will continue to provide many fun activities based on favorite children's books. These monthly group meetings will give you and your child the opportunity to enjoy special time together while meeting new friends. Activities will be provided for ages 0-5.

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:30am

We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

For parents and babies ages 4 months – 4 years. Siblings welcome!

Join us in the conference room for a fast paced storytime, followed by play-time for the kids, and social time for the grown-ups.

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts,

3:00 pm
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 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.

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Share poems that you wrote or your favorite poems with like-minded people. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and cherish the love of poetry together. All are welcome. Call 816-701-3488 for more information.

5:00 pm
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Bring a friend, listen to a few stories, and make a craft!

6:00 pm
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 6:30pm

The sustainability movement is healthy and active in Kansas City.

A panel of energy and recycling experts moderated by Kate Corwin, CEO of GreenWorks Kansas City, discuss The Future of Energy and Creating a Sustainable Community. Participants include Kristin Riott of Bridging the Gap, Bob Housh of the Metropolitan Energy Center, Lara Isch of the KCMO Water Department, Stacia Stelk of Ripple Glass and Chuck Caisley of Kansas City Power & Light.

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 6:30pm

Tanner Colby engages in a public conversation about his new book, Some of My Best Friends Are Black, with Kansas City writer Whitney Terrell. Colby’s book about race is anchored by four interrelated stories, one of which involves a Kansas City neighborhood.

A child of a white-flight Southern suburb, Colby is former head writer of the National Lampoon Radio Hour and co-author of Belushi: A Biography.

Co-sponsored by the Writers at Work Roundtable & the UMKC English Department.