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.

Friday, December 14 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:00am

This program is geared toward those who want to stay informed on the current scene. Topics will be decided based on participant contributions and interests.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This story time and play group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts. This weeks topic is "Let it Snow!"

11:00 am
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:00am

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.

12:00 pm
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:00pm

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.

1:00 pm
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Artist - Recent winner of the Academy Award for best picture.

Summary: In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined.

This 2011 silent movie runs 101 minutes.

Come join us for a free afternoon movie and light refreshments in the spacious Westport meeting room.

2:00 pm
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 2:00pm

Experience the natural beauty of the Canadian coast as you explore the untamed British Columbian wilderness. Back in town, stroll through world-class museums and tour fascinating historical sites. Enjoy both the big city energy of Vancouver and the old world charm of Victoria.

5:00 pm
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade then stay to put your best deck to the test!

6:00 pm
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 6:30pm

Looking for a fun way to kick off a weekend? Friday Night Family Fun has the cure for the wintertime blues! Come in from the cold and join friends at the Plaza Branch for activities for all ages to celebrate winter fun.

We’ll read some favorite books about snow and work on a winter-themed craft.

For grades Pre-K through third.