Events

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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.

Friday, April 19 2013

Time Items
All day
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 9:00am - Sat, 04/20/2013 - 5:00pm

The three-day sale will feature nearly 1,500 items priced from 50¢ to $1 including children’s books at every reading level, youth audio books, DVDs, and CDs. There will be a small selection of new and vintage books that will sell for $5 each.

Between 2 – 5 p.m. on the final day of the sale all items will be half price.

All proceeds benefit the services and programs of the Kansas City Public Library.

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, 04/19/2013 - 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.
Our topic today is "Earth Day/Recycling".

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

5:00 pm
Fri, 04/19/2013 - 5:00pm - Sat, 04/20/2013 - 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, 04/19/2013 - 6:30pm

A face-painter and Sesame Street games delight children as they experience this interactive, hands-on financial education event with their families.

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.