Events

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

Thursday, February 21 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, 02/21/2013 - 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, 02/21/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Each month we present some of the best in classic cinema for your viewing enjoyment. The movies are shown on our big screen and are free of charge. Refreshments are provided so sit back, relax, and enjoy some cinema magic.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 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, 02/21/2013 - 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.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 11:30am

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

3:00 pm
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 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.

5:00 pm
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

In honor of Black Histroy Month Tommy Terrific will be performing a magic show about the African-American scientist and inventor George Washington Carter. The show will feature magic tricks related 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 Tuskagee". This show is appropriate for children of all ages.

6:00 pm
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 6:30pm

Topeka native Gary Jackson reads from and discusses his Missing You, Metropolis, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the exceptional first book by an African-American poet.

With humor and the delight of a serious comic book collector, Jackson – recently named one of “five young black writers you should be reading now” – imagines the comic-book world of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men co-existing with the real world of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.

Co-sponsored by Park University and the University of Central Missouri.