Events

Saturday, November 17 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.

10:00 am
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:00am - 10:50am

Learn how to navigate the internet with Internet Explorer. Learn how to do basic searches.

Registration is required. Please call 816-701-3483 to register.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

11:00 am
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

12:00 pm
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Relax after a long week of school. Watch movies, play games, talk about books, manga video games and help plan library events while having lots of fun.

The Hobbit Book club is here! Spend a little time and talk about the Tolkien universe its characters and the great story behind the upcoming movie.

1:00 pm
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn how to crochet Japanese amigurumi!

Teens ages 14- 17 are invited to join Hooks and Books, a teen book and fiber arts club to discuss YA literature and graphic novels from our monthly list, and learn how to crochet Japanese amigurumi.

Until our official start date, come in every Saturday from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. for our how to intro sessions to learn basic crochet techniques.

Materials will be provided.

Suggested ages 14- 17yrs

Space and supplies are limited. To reserve your spot sign up at the Youth Services desk or call (816)701- 3441.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 1:30pm

With his new James Bond film opening on Nov. 5, it’s a good time to look at the career of Brit actor (and hunk) Daniel Craig. Bet there are some things here you weren’t expecting.

7:00 pm
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 7:30pm

The plays and poetry of William Shakespeare have inspired some of the world’s most beautiful music.

This performance by members of the Bach Aria Soloists, including violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane and guitarist Beau Bledsoe, will feature the music of Bach, Purcell, Handel, and Mendelssohn.

Between musical selections, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents scenes from Shakespeare’s plays performed by local actors John Rensenhouse and Cinnamon Schultz.