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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, March 19 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
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

10:00 am
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Come join us every Tuesday for early literacy activities including songs, fingerplays, read-alouds, and occasional simple crafts. Afterwards there will be plenty of time to play with our toys in the beautiful children's room on the second floor. All ages welcome. Parking is Free!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Animals do all kinds of amazing things... but can you tell what they'll do NEXT? Flip the flaps to find out!

11:00 am
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along this tutorial teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages. Contact Megan at 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 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
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:45pm

Out Loud is a program where teens can hang out, share dramatic readings from popular Young Adult books and scripts, and learn about acting and storytelling under the guidance of theatre professional and librarian Meghann Henry.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:45pm

Out Loud is a program where teens can hang out, share dramatic readings from popular Young Adult books and scripts, and learn about acting and storytelling under the guidance of theatre professional and librarian Meghann Henry.(ages 13-17)

5:00 pm
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 the first volume in the series by David Petersen. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library.

From the publisher:
In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers that fight off intruders, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden village to another. Three Guardsmice are dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse that never arrived at his destination. Their search for the missing mouse reveals much more than they expect, as they stumble across a traitor in the Guard's own ranks.

6:00 pm
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 6:00pm

Families who can't make it to the Library during the day can enjoy this evening storytime. We will read great books, sing songs, and have a fun craft.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Spring Into Action Weight Loss Challenge is a 12 week fitness challenge. We will offer weekly fitness and life tips classes along with a weigh in. Prizes will be awarded to the participant with the top percentage of weight loss.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 6:30pm

Unions have been blamed for budget deficits and for pampering workers with high pay and cushy benefits. Labor leader Bill Fletcher, Jr. tackles those accusations in his book “They’re Bankrupting Us!” He traces the roots of anti-union myths, examines the movement’s missteps and lists significant labor contributions like the minimum wage and 40-hour work week.