In the pre-digital era before cell phones, satellites, and the Internet allowed travelers to instantly transmit their photos and comments to family and friends, Americans relied on “snail mail” and the picture postcard.
This exhibit gathers more than 200 examples of Kansas City postcards from the ‘30s and ‘40s. The cards – featuring images of landmarks, hotels, parks, and public buildings - have been drawn from the Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection in the holdings of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections.
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.
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.
Come join us every Tuesday for early literacy activities including songs, fingerplays, read-alouds, and occasional simple crafts. Afterwards there will be plenty of time to play with our toys in the beautiful children's room on the second floor. All ages welcome. Parking is Free!
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.
At our first meeting we will have a short introduction to goodreads and a demonstration how to participate in the online discussion @ www.goodreads.com. Copies of the first book "Cinder" will be available for pick up at the event. An account with www.goodreads.com is requested but not required.
For decades summertime in America has meant picnics, camp for the kids, and a family vacation. But with the new economic realities, many children are experiencing a different sort of summer, one with nowhere to go and nothing to do.
Brent Schondelmeyer, senior staff member of the Local Investment Commission (LINC), and Leigh Anne Taylor, executive director of the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium, discuss this fundamental shift in our perceptions of summer - and what can be done about it.