Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Sunday, February 3 2013

Time Items
All day
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.

2:00 pm
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Come to the North East Book Group to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.

Please plan to attend this week as author Catherine Browder will be joining us. Her short story "The Incident" is included in "Kansas City Noir", a selection from the Adult Winter Reading Program.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 2:00pm

The Kansas City Public Library premieres its seventh season of Script-in-Hand performances presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre with a continuation of 2012’s popular female-focused Women of the Years series. First up is Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde.

This 2000 Broadway hit weaves scenes from the life of Mae West – the sexually uninhibited comedienne who became a household name in the 1930s – with a budding romance between a modern man and woman who share an obsession with the platinum-coiffed movie icon.