Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Thursday, March 14 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
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 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, 03/14/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the Library to enjoy spending time with other grown-ups playing a variety of games.

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 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, 03/14/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you! This class concentrates on the basics of online searches. No registration necessary. Call 816-701-3489 for more information.

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:30am

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

1:00 pm
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for an After Lunch Book Club as we read and discuss great books. We will meet every other week, each month at the Sugar Creek Branch Library. Call Christy at 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 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.

4:00 pm
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Teens are invited to have a relaxing and fun time and hang out with their friends. Play Wii and Dance, Dance Revolution. Mark your calendar! Teen Game Day is scheduled on 2nd Thursday of each month.

6:00 pm
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 6:30pm

Swiss architect Beat Kämpfen doesn’t just design self-sustained, solar-powered buildings. In the 2013 Regnier Lecture he takes that idea a step further, describing plus-energy buildings that not only meet the needs of their owners and operators but generate surplus energy that can be returned to the grid.

Kämpfen, this year’s Regnier Distinguished Visiting Chair at Kansas State University, is principal of Büro für Architektur (Office for Architecture) in Zürich, Switzerland.