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.

Thursday, December 6 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
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 9:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

10:00 am
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 10:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

11:00 am
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

1:00 pm
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for an After Lunch Book Club as we read and discuss great books. We will meet every other week, each month at the Sugar Creek Branch Library.

2:00 pm
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

A gathering of needlework enthusiasts! This group works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needle point, embroidery, etc.) and meets the first and third Thursday of every month. Bring your own project and join us for a warm and friendly time of fellowship.

3:00 pm
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 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.

4:00 pm
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Compete against other teens at board games and on Super Smash Bros. Brawl and other Wii games.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Organizers for WikiKC – a collaborative, community-driven effort to share local knowledge about Kansas City – will be on hand at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. on Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 4-6 p.m. to show interested users how they can contribute to the effort.

The event will take place in Helzberg Auditorium. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers or tablets.

6:00 pm
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 6:30pm

Ever get the feeling that Christmas has morphed into something it was never supposed to be?

How did a celebration of joy, togetherness, love, and hope transmute into an extended shopping spree accounting for 25 percent of annual consumer spending?