Events

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Tuesday, November 27 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
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Ready to join your kids and grandkids on Facebook? Learn what you need to know to get started on this popular social networking site! Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Ready to join your kids and grandkids on Facebook? Learn what you need to know to get started on this popular social networking site! Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

All ages enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more. After we've read stories sometimes we'll go to the vault to watch a short video. Sometimes we'll do simple crafts. Other times we'll just play with all of the fun toys, puzzles and games we have here at the library. Join us! Parking is free.

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.

11:00 am
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Are you curious about what Powerpoint can do for you? Join us for an introduction to this multimedia tool that allows you to put together professional presentations. Call 816.701.3489 for more information. No registration is required.

12:00 pm
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Getting Back to Better, is a six-week series geared toward teaching patrons with chronic conditions how to live a better life.

The class subjects, taught by professionals from Truman Medical Centers, cover a wide variety of topics, including techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and evaluating new treatments.

3:00 pm
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 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.

5:00 pm
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for our monthly book club meeting and bring any book that you have read recently! We have free snacks, and copies of the current month’s book are available at the desk. We want to know what you are reading! See Megan for details.

6:00 pm
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 6:30pm

Author Robert W. Merry wraps up the presidential election – and the Hail to the Chiefs series – with a fresh, playful, and challenging way of rating our presidents. He is the author of Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians.

Merry has been a Washington correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and the executive editor of Congressional Quarterly.

Co-presented with the Truman Library Institute; co-sponsored by KCUR’s Up To Date.