Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, February 12 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.

9:00 am
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

It's a cold and icy day outside! Dragon decides to learn to ice skate. But ice skating isn't easy! Will practice make perfect?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Brother John performs We Be Jammin’!, the one-man musical play depicting the life of the late reggae music legend and social activist Bob Marley. Brother John will portray various characters to bring to life Marley’s story.

11:00 am
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you! This class concentrates on the basics of online searches. No registration necessary. Call 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The group will begin discussing Cinder, the Feburary title.

Summary
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Play Xbox 360, Wii or PS2 games during TeenGaming! Video Games are available to Teens (13-19). Have fun playing with your friends and if you like bring your games to share.

5:00 pm
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
book jacket

Oh My Teen discusses Wings by Aprilynne Pike. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch library.

From the publisher:
Laurel's life is the very definition of normal . . . until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, "nothing" in Laurel's life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who holds the key to her true past, Laurel must race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them.

6:00 pm
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 6:00pm

Families who can't make it to the Library during the day can enjoy this evening storytime. We will read great books, sing songs, and have a fun craft.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 6:30pm

In 1860 William Henry Seward was poised to become the Republican nominee for president, only to lose to Abraham Lincoln.

Now, on Lincoln’s birthday, historian Walter Stahr describes how the two put aside their rivalry, with Seward becoming Lincoln’s Secretary of State and closest adviser during the Civil War. He was so important that John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators targeted Seward along with the President.

A former lawyer, Stahr is also the author of John Jay: Founding Father.