Events

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

Saturday, April 20 2013

Time Items
All day
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!

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.

8:00 am
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 8:00am - 12:30pm

At the Early Literacy Symposium you will learn practical ways to stimulate children’s language skills and a love for books and reading. Register today for the free Early Literacy Symposium! Registration is required by April 16th.

10:00 am
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) will visit the Waldo Branch, 201 East 75th St. one Saturday each month from October 2012 through April 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children may sign up for a 10 minute slot each Saturday. These animals have been trained and evaluated by Intermountain Therapy Animals and the Pet Partners Delta Society. Parents MUST sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word in this free class which lasts approximately one hour.

This word processing program is used for letter writing, papers, and other professional documents. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:00am

Not sure how to budget your money? Ready to start planning for retirement? Is it time to teach your kids to be money savvy?

Personal finances – from managing credit and debt to the special financial needs of women, from understanding your credit report to knowing your mortgage options – will be examined during this day of free presentations and hands-on activities, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:30am

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.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:30am

Author Margaree King Mitchell shares a story of a small business owner’s perseverance during the Great Depression in her award-winning children’s book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop. Mitchell will speak at the Library as part of a children’s Money Smart Month activity. Following her presentation, the Library will have a face-painter and self-led activities promoting financial education. Author Book reading is from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., with activity stations from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

12:00 pm
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 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.

1:00 pm
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 1:00pm

The Vox Narro project hosts an afternoon of traditional and contemporary Kurdish poetry, music, and dance, plus an introduction to Kurdish literature, culture, and history. Following the presentations, sample a variety of Kurdish cuisine.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 1:30pm

A pre-Star Wars George Lucas directed this tuneful charmer about recent high school grads (Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams) preparing to leave for college in 1962. Their long night on the town is choreographed to an astonishing collection of early rock recordings. (110 minutes; PG)

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 1:30pm

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to create their own masterpieces and have good, messy fun during the spring session of the “Kids Team Up for Art” workshops sponsored by the Westport Center for the Arts.

Participation is free. For more information on the nine workshops visit westportcenterforthearts.org or e-mail info@westportcenterforthearts.org.