Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, December 15 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
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the Library and play! Spend some time playing games with your family and friends at this ALL-DAY event!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word in this 50-minute class. This word processing program is used for letter writing, papers, and other professional documents. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) will visit the Waldo Branch, 201 East 75th St. one Saturday each month from October 2012 through April 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children may sign up for a 10 minute slot each Saturday. These animals have been trained and evaluated by Intermountain Therapy Animals and the Pet Partners Delta Society. Parents MUST sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

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.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:30am - 3:30pm

10:30am-12:30pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to tap their creative energies and create masterpieces at the Westport Center for the Arts’ Team Up for Art. Artist Brian Stanley Morgan will lead participants to focus on both individual skill building and the completion of a group project by the end of the session. All age and skill levels participate in the final product using recycled and donated materials.

Participants will break from 12:30-1:30 PM for lunch. Parents are asked to provide an age-appropriate lunch for their child.

12:00 pm
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 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.

1:00 pm
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 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, 12/15/2012 - 1:30pm

With the year finally shifting into holiday mode, it’s a great time to sample the many films inspired by Charles Dickens’ immortal A Christmas Carol.

2:00 pm
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Learn how to knit while you listen to stories!

Twisted Yarns, A Knitting and Audiobook Club for Kids!
Kids ages 9– 12 are invited to join Twisted Yarns, a knitting and audiobook club.

Until our official start date on Dec. 15th, come in every Saturday from 2:00– 3:00 p.m. to learn basic knitting techniques.

Materials will be provided.

Ages 9- 12yrs

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

3rd Saturdays at Central Library’s 2nd floor Activity Room
from 2:00– 3:30 p.m.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Twisted Yarns, A Knitting and Audiobook Club for Kids!
Kids ages 9– 12 are invited to join Twisted Yarns, a knitting and audiobook club.

Until our official start date on Dec. 15th, come in every Saturday from 2:00– 3:00 p.m. to learn basic knitting techniques.

Materials will be provided.

Ages 9- 12yrs

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

3rd Saturdays at Central Library’s 2nd floor Activity Room
from 2:00– 3:30 p.m.
14 West 10th ST Parking is FREE!