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.

Sunday, April 7 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.

1:00 pm
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 1:30pm

 

Twenty Films Essential to Cinema Literacy

Think you’re film literate? Not until you’ve experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this new series. Former Kansas City Star film critic Robert W. Butler (now a member of the Library’s Public Affairs staff) provides opening and closing remarks.

2:00 pm
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

ATTENTION: This craft originally scheduled for Sat. April 6th, has been rescheduled for Sunday April 7th at 2pm

Calling all young artists!

Children ages 8-12 are invited to particpate in Kids' Crafts at Central Library every first Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

April 6th- Weaving with Plarn- Make a woven case by Upcycling plastic bags,

Ages 8- 12yrs

Space and supplies are limited! Crafts are first come first serve.

3rd Saturdays at Central Library’s 2nd floor Activity Room
from 11:00– noon

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 2:00pm

Damon Talbott examines the legacy of Duncan Hines from his career as a famous restaurant critic to the founding of the line of cake mixes that bear his name.

Through the shifting roles of Hines, Talbott explains how taste is neither an object to acquire nor a state of being to achieve, but instead an ongoing process, a temporary association of things considered “good.”

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 2:00pm

Taking the old Independence Road through the eastern environs of Kansas City toward Independence, it’s easy to miss some of Kansas City’s richest history. Mt. Washington Park and Cemetery, Fairmount Park, and a host of historic sites in Independence make it a perfect venue to see through the views of old postcards.

Local historian and postcard collector Michael Bushnell presents a series of postcard tours of Kansas City neighborhoods. Bushnell is publisher of The Northeast News, a weekly community newspaper that serves the Historic Northeast area of Kansas City. He is also the author of Historic Postcards of Old Kansas City.

3:00 pm
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

ATTENTION: This craft originally scheduled for Sat. April 6th, has been rescheduled for Sunday April 7th at 3:00 p.m.

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to particpate in Teen Crafts at Central Library every first Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

April 6th- Weaving With Plarn- Make a woven case by Upcycling plastic bags into yarn.

Ages 13- 17yrs

Space and supplies are limited! Crafts are first come first serve.

3rd Saturdays at Central Library’s 2nd floor Activity Room
from 1:00– 2:00pm.
14 West 10th ST Parking is FREE!