Events

Wednesday, February 13 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
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:30am

This year we will continue to provide many fun activities based on favorite children's books. These monthly group meetings will give you and your child the opportunity to enjoy special time together while meeting new friends. Activities will be provided for ages 0-5.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:30am

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

3:00 pm
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

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

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Share poems that you wrote or your favorite poems with like-minded people. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and cherish the love of poetry together. All are welcome. Call 816-701-3488 for more information.

5:00 pm
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring a friend, listen to a few stories, make a craft and enjoy a snack.

6:00 pm
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 6:30pm

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) went from playing organ in Kansas City’s silent movie houses to become a fixture of “Paris in the twenties,” a prominent music critic, and a world-famous composer of operas (Four Saints in Three Acts, The Mother of Us All) and movie scores (The Plow that Broke the Plains, The River).