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.

Wednesday, January 30 2013

Time Items
All day
Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:00am - Thu, 01/31/2013 - 12:00pm

Have a question about your digital camera or how to put pictures on your computer? This class can show you the step by step process for uploading, organizing, and storing your photographs.

Mon, 01/28/2013 (All day) - Fri, 05/31/2013 (All day)

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.

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, 01/30/2013 - 9:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 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, 01/30/2013 - 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.

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

A murder in a small Southern town during the Jim Crow era is solved with the help of a visiting African American cop from the big city. Norman Jewison directs Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Oscars for best picture, actor (Steiger), screenplay, sound and editing. 109 minutes (Rating: NR)

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

Eli Paul, manager of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections, examines the stories behind some of the 200 locally made post cards comprising the Greetings from Kansas City exhibit opening in January at the Central Library.

The exhibit is divided into three categories: Business and Industry (factories, the stockyards, trains and trolleys), History and Heritage (local monuments, cityscapes, the American Royal) and Entertainment, Arts, and Culture (museums, theaters, parks and boulevards).