Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Saturday, May 4 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, 05/04/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Set up an account and learn the basics of e-mail in this free class which lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

11:00 am
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all young artists!

Children ages 8-12 are invited to particpate in Kids' Crafts at Central Library every first Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

May 4th- Collage- Make a keepsake using collage.

Ages 8- 12yrs

Space and supplies are limited! Crafts are first come first serve.

3rd Saturdays at Central Library’s 2nd floor Activity Room
from 11:00– noon
14 West 10th ST Parking is FREE!

12:00 pm
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 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, 05/04/2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to particpate in Teen Crafts at Central Library every first Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Silk Screening- Screen print your art onto a canvas bag.

Ages 13- 17yrs

Space and supplies are limited! Crafts are first come first serve.

3rd Saturdays at Central Library’s 2nd floor Activity Room
from 1:00– 2:00pm.
14 West 10th ST Parking is FREE!

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 1:00pm

Stop by as we celebrate Boys’ Day Festival. We’ll learn why Japan celebrates Boys’ day and answer several questions such as: How do they celebrate Boys’ Day in Japan? Where did it originate from? What special food is eaten?
What is the meaning of the carp windsock?
This event is co-sponsored by the Heartland Japanese English Teachers' Alumni Association (JETAA).
This event will be held in the Art Spot.

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 1:30pm

Billy Wilder’s comedy classic stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as musicians who witness a mob rubout and can only survive by donning dresses and joining a touring all-girl band. With Marilyn Monroe. MPAA rating: NR. 120 minutes

Part of the Make 'Em Laugh Film Series, showing Saturdays and Mondays in May in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Please join Dr. Marco Brotto, BSN, MS, Ph.D, as he tells us how to lose weight and be more healthy.