Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, December 4 2012

Time Items
All day
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00am - Mon, 12/31/2012 - 8:00pm

This collection of illustrations, photographs, and objects (Doulton figurines, ash trays, teapots) demonstrates the far-flung influences of Dickens’ robust, indelible, and often grotesque characters.

Wed, 11/28/2012 (All day) - Sun, 06/30/2013 (All day)

Established in 1874, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has for 138 years protected our citizens while keeping abreast of changes in criminology, transportation, technology, and society. This long and colorful history is examined in a new exhibit, Kansas City’s Finest.

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.

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, 12/04/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you. This class focuses on the basics of online navigation and searching. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:00am

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, 12/04/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Chloe has ten older brothers and sisters and ten younger brothers and sisters. She's in the middle and she loves it-especially when they all gather for family fun time. Then Dad brings home a surprise one evening, and Chloe finds she is not in the middle anymore...but not for long!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:00am - 10:45am

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, 12/04/2012 - 10:00am

Designed for people who are novices, it teaches basic computer skills and how to navigate the Library's online catalog. Registration requested.

11:00 am
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:00am

Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Do you want a chance to get out from behind your desk and do something just for you? Try out our free yoga class at the library. This basic class is good for beginners and yoga lovers alike.

3:00 pm
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 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, 12/04/2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Anime and manga fans unite to watch and enjoy the newest anime.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, act out scenes, craft and play games. Ages 8-12.

6:00 pm
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 6:30pm

Was he an anti-Semite and a Nazi sympathizer? An appeaser and isolationist?

For all his public activities – financier, film producer, kingmaker, father of a president - Joseph P. Kennedy remains an elusive figure. Historian David Nasaw draws on exclusive access to Kennedy’s papers to explore the complicated personality.

Nasaw is Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Distinguished Professor of American History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

7:00 pm
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 7:00pm

Get into the swing of the Charles Dickens bicentennial by joining the book discussions group meeting on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., and on December 2nd at 2 p.m. at the North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Road.