Events

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

Tuesday, October 30 2012

Time Items
All day
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
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Sign up for a free email account and follow along as this tutorial teaches how to send, receive, and organize email. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

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

Children’s songwriter Dino O’Dell sings and tells stories of space aliens, monsters under the bed, and swimming in peanut butter. Put on your Halloween costume and join in the fun at the Kansas City Public Library!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Have you ever thrown your trick-or-treat sack on your back on All Hallows' Eve and taken your leave of town? And what will you find? A forest of bones! Bat bones, cat bones, and rat bones illustrate this spooky Halloween story, written in unmetered rhyming verse.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

All ages enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more. After we've read stories sometimes we'll go to the vault to watch a short video. Sometimes we'll do simple crafts. Other times we'll just play with all of the fun toys, puzzles and games we have here at the library. Join us! Parking is free.

11:00 am
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

What on earth is a Facebook and what am I supposed to do with it? Come to this class and find out! Facebook is a popular social networking site that allows you to connect with everyone. Join us and see if it is right for you.

No registration necessary.

Call Megan @ 816.701.3489 for more information.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:00am

In the waning days of the 2012 political campaign, KCUR-FM and the Library join forces to present a live surrogate Presidential debate.

Steve Kraske will broadcast a live episode of his Up to Date program.

12:00 pm
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Getting Back to Better, is a six-week series geared toward teaching patrons with chronic conditions how to live a better life.

The class subjects, taught by professionals from Truman Medical Centers, cover a wide variety of topics, including techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and evaluating new treatments.

3:00 pm
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 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.

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

Think you know Charles Dickens? Help celebrate the bicentennial of the great Victorian novelist’s birth with a special performance by members of Kansas City’s acting community. In The Dickens You Hardly Know they will perform five scenes from five Dickens books in just 50 minutes.

The evening kicks off What the Dickens? a fall-long series of Dickens-themed events that include book discussion groups, a film series and a new dramatic interpretation of A Christmas Carol created and performed by area teens.

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

Children, come hear some spooky stories and make some fun crafts. Children may wear their costumes.