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.

Wednesday, January 23 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.

9:00 am
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:30am

We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:30am

If you have a preschooler who is ready to enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts, bring the little one to the Library.

3:00 pm
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 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.

ESL
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn basic conversation, pronunciation, and grammar for daily use and workplace. Meet friends from many countries and have a great time! Classes are free. Please call 816-701-3488 for more information.

5:00 pm
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring a friend, listen to a few stories, make a craft and enjoy a snack.

6:00 pm
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 6:30pm

Narrowing the growing gap between the wealthy and the rest of us demands a major investment in “human capital,” according to Kauffman Foundation senior scholar Brink Lindsey.

In his new book Lindsey analyzes how the rich are getting richer while the poor are trapped in a vicious cycle. He offers an ambitious plan calling for educational reform, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation, increasing early intervention for at-risk children, low-wage job subsidies, and penal reform.

Formerly, Lindsey was vice president for research at the Cato Institute.