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.

Friday, November 2 2012

Time Items
All day
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 9:00am - Thu, 11/29/2012 - 5:00pm

With America’s transformation into a modern industrial society in the late 19th century came many social and economic problems. These in turn inspired the Progressive Era.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the 1912 presidential election in which Theodore Roosevelt ran on the Progressive Party ticket, the exhibit features letters, cartoons, pictures, and broadsides illustrating America’s shift from rural/agrarian to urban/industrial society.

Created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Thu, 11/01/2012 (All day) - Fri, 11/30/2012 (All day)

In partnership with Turn the Page Kansas City, the Building a Community of Readers initiative of the Kansas City Public Library welcomes families to participate in the second annual Family Read Aloud Month. Throughout the month of November, Families are encouraged to read aloud to one another for one hour every week throughout November 2012.

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.

10:00 am
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This story time and play group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of reading using stories, songs, and crafts.
This weeks theme is "TURKEYS!"

12:00 pm
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss the book "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane" by Katherine Howe:

2:00 pm
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

If you don’t know anything about computers this class is for you. Learn the parts of a computer as well as how files work. The correct way to use a mouse will be explained. Call 701-3449 to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade then stay to put your best deck to the test!

6:00 pm
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 6:30pm

While American kids are dressing as their favorite monsters and superheroes to trick or treat, children in Mexico and other places around the world are remembering their loved ones during the Dia de los Muertos festival. Come to the Art Spot to learn more about this joyful fiesta, hear some cool stories, and make your own cool skeleton and a papel picado!