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

Friday, February 8 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 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.

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:30am

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

11:00 am
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 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.

1:00 pm
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The King's Speech

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

This 2011 film stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. It runs 118 minutes.

Come join us for a free afternoon movie and light refreshments in the spacious Westport meeting room.

2:00 pm
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

If you don’t know anything about computers this class is for you. Learn the parts of a computer as well as how files work. The correct way to use a mouse will be explained. Call 701-3449 to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 5:00pm

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, 02/08/2013 - 6:30pm

The annual contest is open to children ages 5-12. Entries can be anything from poems to essays to short stories.

Entry forms can be picked up at all Kansas City Public Library and Johnson County Library locations as well as The Reading Reptile. The deadline for entries is January 21, 2013.