Thursday, November 8 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.

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, 11/08/2012 - 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, 11/08/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come spend some time playing games with your friends and other grown-ups!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 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, 11/08/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

3:00 pm
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 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.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 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, 11/08/2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mo Brings Plenty is of the Lakota Nation, born and raised on the Pine Rige Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He is a gifted musician, actor, model, and devoted spokesperson for the rights of Indian communities.

6:00 pm
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 6:00pm

This modern-dress version starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert DeNiro, and Chris Cooper is the centerpiece of a Read It / Watch It discussion group.

Leading the discussion is the Library’s Kaite Stover, a “book doctor” on KCUR-FM’s Up to Date show. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source novel before attending the film screening.

This event is co-sponsored by Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre, and the Kansas City Actors Theatre.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 6:00pm

Do you take your public library for granted? You just might look at it differently after reading some of the responses from school children who participated in the Why I Love My Library contest.

“I love my library because it gives me a variety of books to choose from,” offers one high school student with a fondness for spooky stories, “and I can always find a book that keeps me up for nights after I read the last page.”

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 6:30pm

Historian Terry Beckenbaugh maintains that the Civil War was inevitable given the failure of the nation’s political leadership to resolve fundamental questions over the nature of the American republic and the meaning of constitutional liberty.

Beckenbaugh examines the leaders of the North and the South, the issues and ideologies that drove debate, and the effect politics had on the war.

Beckenbaugh is an assistant professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Kansas City Public Library Beta