Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, March 13 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
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:30am

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

3:00 pm
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 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, 03/13/2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Share poems that you wrote or your favorite poems with like-minded people. Enjoy a relazing atmosphere and cherish the love of poetry together. All are welcome. Call 816-701-3488 for more information.

5:00 pm
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring a friend, listen to a few stories, make a craft and enjoy a snack.

6:00 pm
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 6:30pm

As 1862 began the U.S. government was overwhelmed, the Treasury was broke, and the Confederacy was winning on the battlefield. A year later, under the leadership of an unschooled country lawyer, the tide had turned.

Drawing from his book Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, journalist/historian David Von Drehle explains how Lincoln fashioned a victory and set the blueprint for modern America.

Von Drehle has written for the Washington Post and Time magazine; among his books is Why They Fought: The Real Reason for the Civil War.