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.

Tuesday, December 18 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, 12/18/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word and how to create letters and professional looking documents using this word processing program. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 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, 12/18/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas is coming, and America's favorite dinosaurs can't help a little mischief while they're decorating trees, hanging stockings, and itching to peek at brightly wrapped presents. But Santa is on his way, so children everywhere are trying to behave! How do dinosaurs say Merry Christmas? With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 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, 12/18/2012 - 10:00am

Set up a free e-mail account and learn how to create, send and receive email messages. Registration requested and basic computer skills a requirement. Patrons must take Computer Basics and Internet Basics before taking E-mail Basics, or have significant Internet experience.

11:00 am
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along this tutorial teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

Contact Megan at 816-701-3489 for more information.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 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, 12/18/2012 - 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, 12/18/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss A Sea of Troubles the first in the Kill Shakespeare series by Conor McCreery. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library.