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.

Friday, March 1 2013

Time Items
All day
Fri, 03/01/2013 (All day) - Fri, 05/31/2013 (All day)

Kansas City’s story doesn’t begin with fur traders and settlers. Rather it goes back millions of years to an era of rising and falling seas, thick green forests of towering ferns, and huge, now-extinct animals. That world, as revealed by the rocks beneath our feet, is explored in the exhibit KC|BC.

KC|BC complements Kansas City Millions of Years Ago – Reading the Rocks, a current show of digital illustrations and actual fossils at the Box Gallery in Suite 211 of the Commerce Bank Building, 1000 Walnut St.

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
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 9:00am

This year’s symposium examines the history and legacy of the American Civil Rights movement. At 9 a.m. Tufts University’s Leslie Brown examines the early years of civil rights activism. At 10 a.m. the University of South Carolina’s Patricia Sullivan explores the pivotal year 1963 and the March on Washington. A Kansas City Civil Rights Roundtable convenes at 11:30 a.m., and a panel discussion begins at 12:30 p.m.

Symposium workshops are ideal for teachers in grades kindergarten through 12th, but the public is welcome to attend.

10:00 am
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This story time and play group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts.

This week we are having a special day to celebrate Dr. Seuss. Please join us for stories, movies, prizes and cake!

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Come one, come all
We’ll have a ball
Some cake we’ll eat
It won’t be beat!
Songs and crafts and stories too
If you don’t come, we’ll miss you!

11:00 am
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:00am

It's never too early to introduce children to great stories. Children ages 18-36 months, and their caregivers, can enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.

2:00 pm
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you lost in the World Wide Web? This class will help. Learn how to use search engines as well as basics strategies for finding what you need. Call 701-3449 to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 5:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade then stay to put your best deck to the test!

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Be creative. Be loud. Be here! The Sugar Creek Library stays open late for Teens only on the first Friday of every month. Come and hang out – play on the computers, watch a movie, or just meet up with friends. Food and noise allowed!

6:00 pm
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:30pm

Join us for a birthday celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss!

Enjoy stories, crafts, and more. We will make Cat in the Hat hats, and play Dr. Seuss Bingo and other games inspired by Dr. Seuss books. Children are welcome to come dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.

The event is appropriate for all ages. Craft supplies will be provided.