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, January 18 2013

Time Items
All day
Mon, 01/07/2013 (All day) - Mon, 01/28/2013 (All day)

Everyone knows of George Washington; few of us know much about his education, businesses, and day-to-day life. Through paintings, photos, and iconic objects from Mount Vernon this exhibit takes a multi-dimensional look at the man behind the many myths.

The exhibit was created by George Washington’s Mount Vernon in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and was made possible by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.

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, 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 01/18/2013 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 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 week we will be talking about "Award Winning Books!".

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Oh, the weather outside is frightful but the StoneLion Puppets are so delightful! Enjoy a wintery performance of trick marionettes, singing puppets, and cool music.
The 25-minute show allows children of all ages to dance the “Penguin Shuffle,” sing along with “I Want to be Your Teddy Bear,” watch ice skating mice, or just bounce along with Frosty the Snowman.
StoneLion Puppets tours throughout the Midwest and beyond. The group is a Smithsonian Institute touring performer.

Helzberg Auditorium (5th Floor, Central)

PARKING IS FREE!!

11:00 am
Fri, 01/18/2013 - 11:00am

It's never too early to introduce children to great stories. Children ages 18-36 months, and their caregivers, can enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.

2:00 pm
Fri, 01/18/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Need an e-mail account but don’t know the first thing about using one? This class will help you get a free e-mail account and learn how to use it. Call 701-3449 to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 01/18/2013 - 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!

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 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, 01/18/2013 - 6:30pm

Oh, the weather outside is frightful but the StoneLion Puppets are so delightful! Enjoy a wintery performance of trick marionettes, singing puppets, and cool music.

The 25-minute show allows children of all ages to dance the “Penguin Shuffle,” sing along with “I Want to be Your Teddy Bear,” watch ice skating mice, or just bounce along with Frosty the Snowman.

StoneLion Puppets tours throughout the Midwest and beyond. The group is a Smithsonian Institute touring performer.