Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, November 14 2012

Time Items
All day
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/06/2013 - 5:00pm

For nearly half a century Americans coped with the possibility of atomic war as a regular part of their daily lives. Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow, a new exhibit by Kansas City-based ExhibitsUSA, looks at how everyday citizens responded to this threat.

Mass merchandisers used atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Comic books, monster movies, and toy ray guns created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of impending annihilation.

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
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:30am

This year we will continue to provide many fun activities based on favorite children's books. These monthly group meetings will give you and your child the opportunity to enjoy special time together while meeting new friends. Activities will be provided for ages 0-5.

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:30am

We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

12:00 pm
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tinkers by Paul Harding

3:00 pm
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 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
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Bobby's Books for Boys is back! We're back for our 3rd season for Bobby's Book Club at the Plaza Library. This book club for boys ages 8-12 will be the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each month boys will read a great book, learn something new, enjoy snacks and activities and have FUN! The book club meets once a month from October through March.

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 6:30pm

Anthony Swofford's new memoir, Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails, chronicles how in the years after the success of his book Jarhead, he went on a binge of self-destructive excess. He lost almost everything and everyone that mattered to him.