Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, October 17 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, 10/17/2012 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 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, 10/17/2012 - 10:30am

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

12:00 pm
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

3:00 pm
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Come to discuss inspirational reading with us. Our selection for October is the Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn. Call 816-701-3488 for more information.

4:00 pm
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

ACLU Know Your Rights Presentation

6:00 pm
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Bobby's Books for Boys is back! We're back for our 3rd season for Bobby's Book Club at the Plaza Library. This book club for boys ages 8-12 will be the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each month boys will read a great book, learn something new, enjoy snacks and activities and have FUN! The book club meets once a month from October through March.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 6:30pm

Novelist Naomi Benaron and filmmaker Leah Warshawski, descendants of Holocaust survivors, discuss their work about Rwandan genocide.

Benaron’s debut novel, Running the Rift, is the story of a Rwandan athlete whose Olympic dreams collide with ethnic hatreds.

Warshawski’s upcoming documentary Film Festival: Rwanda follows filmmakers who create a traveling film festival to restore pride in their country.