Events

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Wednesday, March 20 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, 03/20/2013 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:30am

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

3:00 pm
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 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, 03/20/2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Come to discuss inspirational reading with us. Our selection for March is the Grace Awakening by Charles R. Swindoll. See our current and past book selections here: http://www.kclibrary.org/book-clubs/inspirational

6:00 pm
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Bobby's Books for Boys is back! We're back for our 3rd season for Bobby's Book Club at the Plaza Library. This book club for boys ages 8-12 will be the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each month boys will read a great book, learn something new, enjoy snacks and activities and have FUN! The book club meets once a month from October through March.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:30pm

Julia Hill spent nearly 60 years at the forefront of the battle for civil rights and equality. Now she participates in a public conversation with educator Mary Ann Wynkoop, discussing her own story as a Kansas City woman who made a difference.

Hill recently retired from the board of the local NAACP, which she once led. Her history as an activist includes protesting against segregated lunch counters in downtown department stores and presiding over the Kansas City School Board.