Events

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

Saturday, March 16 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.

10:00 am
Sat, 03/16/2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) will visit the Waldo Branch, 201 East 75th St. one Saturday each month from October 2012 through April 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children may sign up for a 10 minute slot each Saturday. These animals have been trained and evaluated by Intermountain Therapy Animals and the Pet Partners Delta Society. Parents MUST sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word in this free class which lasts approximately one hour.

This word processing program is used for letter writing, papers, and other professional documents. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

12:00 pm
Sat, 03/16/2013 - 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, 03/16/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This bi-weekly class at Sugar Creek offers many options for all levels of quilters. Bring a project, start a project, or come to learn something new. Class is every other Saturday at the Sugar Creek Branch Library. Call Nancy at 816-252-3344 for more information.

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 1:30pm

A guitar-strumming Dublin street busker (Glen Hansard) and a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova) almost fall in love and definitely make great music (including the Oscar-winning song “Falling Slowly”) in this gem of a mini-musical.

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 1:30pm

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to create their own masterpieces and have good, messy fun during the spring session of the “Kids Team Up for Art” workshops sponsored by the Westport Center for the Arts.

Participation is free. For more information on the nine workshops visit westportcenterforthearts.org or e-mail info@westportcenterforthearts.org.

ALL PROGRAMS:
February through May 2013
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Northeast, Plaza, and Bluford Branches

2:00 pm
Sat, 03/16/2013 - 2:00pm

Despite some outrageous humor, this is a sincere and ultimately heart-wrenching drama from Pedro Almodova that won an Oscar for best foreign language film.
A Madrid nurse (Cecilia Roth), devastated by the death of her teenage son, becomes surrogate mother to an extended family of misfit women: a pregnant nun (Penelope Cruz), a transsexual prostitute (Antonia San Juan), and a lesbian actress (Marisa Paredes).