Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Thursday, October 18 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, 10/18/2012 - 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, 10/18/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Each month we present some of the best cinema for your viewing enjoyment. The movies are shown on our big screen and are free of charge. Refreshments are provided so sit back, relax and enjoy some cinema magic.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 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, 10/18/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along this tutorial teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages. Contact Megan at 816-701-3489 for more information.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 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, 10/18/2012 - 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, 10/18/2012 - 3:00pm

Children, come and play Wii video games and board games. Bring your own games and share the joy of playing with your friends.

4:00 pm
Thu, 10/18/2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

5:00 pm
Thu, 10/18/2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Do you like to read? What about hanging out with friends? Would you like to meet other kids that like to read, too? If you answered YES to any of these questions, join us for the Tween Book Club at the Sugar Creek Branch (this book club is for kids ages 9-12). Sign up with Christy at 816-701-3489.

6:00 pm
Thu, 10/18/2012 - 6:30pm

Catherynne M. Valente’s 2011 book for young adults, the New York Times best seller The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, was a fantasy embraced both by children and adults.

Now Valente introduces her just-published followup volume, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.

The evening includes a book signing. This event is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 6:30pm

New Lives in New Worlds: The Global Immigrant Experience is a special book group event focused on the immigrant experience outside of the United States. Interested readers will discuss four diverse novels in October and November of 2012 and January and February of 2013. All discussions will be held at the Waldo Community Library.