Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, February 20 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, 02/20/2013 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:30am

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

3:00 pm
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 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, 02/20/2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Come to discuss inspirational reading with us. Our selection for February and March, 2013 is the Grace Awakening by Charles Swindoll. See our current and past selections here: http://www.kclibrary.org/book-clubs/inspirational

6:00 pm
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Bobby's Books for Boys is back! We're back for our 3rd season for Bobby's Book Club at the Plaza Library. This book club for boys ages 8-12 will be the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each month boys will read a great book, learn something new, enjoy snacks and activities and have FUN! The book club meets once a month from October through March.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 6:30pm

George Washington was a slave owner, a fact which he described as his “only unavoidable subject of regret.” So much did he regret it that in his will Washington made the startling decision to free his slaves. Author Henry Wiencek, who in 2012 spoke at the Library about Thomas Jefferson’s attitudes toward slavery, now examines the relationship between the most iconic of our Founding Fathers and the “peculiar institution.”