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.

Friday, April 12 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
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This story time and play group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts.
Today the theme is "Celebrate the Library!"

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:30am

These half-hour story times feature Sesame Street characters and teach about jobs, saving, value, and marketing choices. Presenters include Anna Francesca Garcia, Derrick Barnes, and Rob Herron III.

In honor of Money Smart Month, PNC Foundation is sponsoring age-appropriate financial literacy concepts to preschool age children and their families. Please see our full list of Money Smart Kids Programs for more information.

11:00 am
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:00am

This year we will continue to provide many fun activities based on favorite children's books. These monthly group meetings will give you and your child the opportunity to enjoy special time together while meeting new friends. Activities will be provided for ages 0-5.

1:00 pm
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

My Week With Marilyn

In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.

2:00 pm
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you lost in the World Wide Web? This class will help. Learn how to use search engines as well as basics strategies for finding what you need. Call 701-3449 to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade then stay to put your best deck to the test!

6:00 pm
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 6:30pm

April is National Frog Month! Join us in the Art Spot with a fun storytime where you’ll hear some “ribbiting” stories, and make a “frog-tastic” craft.