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

Friday, November 9 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 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 "Soup's On!"

1:00 pm
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Boy In The Striped Pajamas - This 2008 movie is based on the novel by John Boyne and stars Vera Farmiga.

Set during World War II, this story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

This movie runs 94 minutes.

Come join us for a free afternoon movie and light refreshments in the spacious Westport meeting room.

2:00 pm
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you lost in the World Wide Web? This class will help. Learn how to use search engines as well as basics strategies for finding what you need. Call 701-3449 to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 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, 11/09/2012 - 6:30pm

Friday Night Family Fun welcomes two regional storytellers for an evening of animated stories and folk music.

Rosie Cutrer has been telling stories professionally for the past 17 years at various venues. Cutrer gears her storytelling to both adults and children and often accompanies herself on the banjo.

Marilyn Kinsella spent 16 years as the storyteller for the Edwardsville Public Library in Edwardsville, Illinois. She currently travels around the St. Louis and southern Illinois region as a freelance storyteller.

7:00 pm
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 7:00pm - Sat, 11/10/2012 - 7:00pm

The Kansas City Public Library hosts two days of events as part of the 13th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration at the Plaza Branch on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Featured storytellers include: Michael McCarty, Megan Hicks, Angela Lloyd, and Nancee and Mike Micham, whose subjects will range from historical to multicultural.

Ghost Stories, Nov 9, 2012, 7 p.m.