Events

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

Tuesday, April 9 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, 04/09/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Sign up for a free email account and follow along as this tutorial teaches how to send, receive, and organize email. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 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, 04/09/2013 - 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, 04/09/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Reader is invited to help Duck and his animal friends find a missing item.

11:00 am
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 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.

3:00 pm
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 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.

5:00 pm
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

We will begin discussing the April title

6:00 pm
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 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, 04/09/2013 - 6:30pm

The six-week America’s Music program is a film and discussion series that looks at popular music from blues to bluegrass, Broadway to rock ‘n’ roll. Each event features films followed by a discussion (and frequently performances) led by UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade.

The Swing Jazz evening features excerpts from Ken Burns’ Jazz: Swing, the Velocity of Celebration (2001) and International Sweethearts of Rhythm (1986), and a discussion with jazz expert Chuck Haddix.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 6:30pm

What did Kansas City look like millions of years ago? And what do the rocks below our feet tell us about our region during deep time?

Geologist Richard J. Gentile addresses those questions in a presentation inspired by the exhibit KC|BC, on display through April 26 at the Central Library, and the exhibit Kansas City Millions of Years Ago – Reading the Rocks, a show of digital illustrations and actual fossils at the Box Gallery in Suite 211 of the Commerce Bank Building, 1000 Walnut St.