Events

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

Tuesday, February 19 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, 02/19/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn how to create professional looking slide show presentations. Call 816-701-3481 to register or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A boy and his dog hike to the top of a very tall, snowy hill where they play, enjoy a snack, and then share their favorite book before sledding home.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 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, 02/19/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

11:00 am
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along this tutorial teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages. Contact Megan at 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 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
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:45pm

Out Loud is a program where teens can hang out, share dramatic readings from popular Young Adult books and scripts, and learn about acting and storytelling under the guidance of theatre professional and librarian Meghann Henry.

5:00 pm
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss A Bride's Story the first in the manga series by Kaoru Mori. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library.

From the publisher:
Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori chronicles the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.

6:00 pm
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 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.