Events

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

Thursday, February 14 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
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 9:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun activity in the Art Spot.

10:00 am
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the Library to enjoy spending time with other grown-ups playing a variety of games.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun activity in the Art Spot.

11:00 am
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 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.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun activity in the Art Spot.

1:00 pm
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for an After Lunch Book Club as we read and discuss great books. We will meet every other week, each month at the Sugar Creek Branch Library. Call Christy at 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:00pm

Children, come and play Wii video games and board games. Bring your own games and share the joy of playing with your friends.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 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.

4:00 pm
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Play Wii and Dance Dance Revolution and enjoy having a great time with your friends. Teens meet at Westport Library on the second Thursday of each month.

6:00 pm
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 6:30pm

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, scholar Marilyn Yalom employs the literature of Moliere, Racine, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, and Simone de Beauvoir to reveal the Gallic evolution of love over the centuries.
She examines how the French invented love, how they have kept it vibrant for over nine centuries, and why the French love
experience is unique.

Yalom has been a professor of French and comparative literature and is senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.