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Saturday, February 23 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
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 9:00am

Cheer on the 80 Kansas City area spellers competing at the Jackson County Championship Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9 a.m. , at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The last speller standing will represent Jackson County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. this spring.

10:00 am
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Navigate the Internet with Internet Explorer, learn how to do online searches and more in this free class which lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.

12:00 pm
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Relax after a long week of school. Watch movies, play games, talk about books, manga video games and help plan library events while having lots of fun.

1:00 pm
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 1:00pm

Based on H.G. Bissinger’s non-fiction best-seller, Peter Berg’s film follows Texas high school football players through a winning season. Billy Bob Thornton plays the new coach, Connie Britton his wife (she reprised the role for the TV series), and among the young players are Derek Luke, Lucas Black, and Jay Hernandez. 118 minutes (Rating: PG-13)

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 1:30pm

What films were Kansas Citians watching back in 1963? A new film series gives contemporary moviegoers a chance to relive the romance, drama, and thrills of 50 years past.