Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Saturday, April 13 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
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn the basic functions of your computer such as using the mouse and keyboard. This class also offers insights into hardware and software components. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 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.

12:00 pm
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Relax after a long week of school. Watch movies, play games, talk about books, manga video games and help plan library events while having lots of fun.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Please visit us at the Northeast Health fair in conjuction with Truman Medical Center. There will be a variety of
booths to visit providing information on a healthy lifestyle.

1:00 pm
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This bi-weekly class at Sugar Creek offers many options for all levels of quilters. Bring a project, start a project, or come to learn something new.

Class is every other Saturday at the Sugar Creek Branch Library.

Call Nancy at 816-252-3344 for more information.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 1:30pm

In 1958 photographer Art Kane took a group portrait of 57 of NYC’s greatest jazz players gathered on the stoop of a Harlem brownstone. Jean Bach’s joyous documentary recreates that momentous day through interviews with the participants, making the 55-year-old photograph come alive. (60 minutes; NR)

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 1:30pm

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and his wife, Dianne Cleaver, honor the area’s young artists in A Voyage of Artistic Discover, the annual Missouri 5th District Congressional Student Art Exhibit on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

2:00 pm
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 2:00pm

Presented by Michelle Brown

The Kansas City Public Library is hosting Money Smart Month adult programs across all Library locations during April 2013. Topics range from budgeting to investing to effective couponing.

The Library will waive up to $30 in overdue fines and fees for any Kansas City Public Library cardholder who attends one or more of the events.