Events

Monday, February 18 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
Mon, 02/18/2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am

In honor of Black History Month Tommy Terrific will be performing a magic show about the African-American scientist and inventor George Washington Carver. The show will feature magic tricks related to Carver’s promotion of peanuts, sweet potatoes, and much more. Tommy will explore the products, inventions, and accomplishments of Carver, also known as the “Wizard of Tuskegee.” This show is appropriate for children of all ages.

3:00 pm
Mon, 02/18/2013 - 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.

6:00 pm
Mon, 02/18/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet with neighbors to discuss and resolve local issues. Open to the public.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 6:30pm

While most of us are sawing logs, a few hearty insomniacs find in the wee wee hours an opportunity for adventure, terror, and love. These titles have been selected to complement this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program, While the City Sleeps.

Here Italian director Federico Fellini cast his real-life wife, Guilietta Masina, as a waifish Roman prostitute who never gives up hoping for a better life despite what the world throws at her. It later became the Broadway musical Sweet Charity.