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.

Saturday, May 11 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, 05/11/2013 - 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, 05/11/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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

12:00 pm
Sat, 05/11/2013 - 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, 05/11/2013 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm

You'll enjoy this light-hearted romp through deceit, larceny and murder as one of the eight murder suspects in our live "Clue" game. We'll enjoy snacks, suspense and intrigue as we solve the murder mystery together. NO acting experience necessary, although it is fun to dress appropriately for your character.
Call 816-701-3483 or stop by the Trails West circulation desk for more information of to sign up.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 1:30pm

Woody Allen’s greatest comedy chronicles the off-and-on love affair between a neurotic writer (Allen, naturally) and a ditzy woman (Diane Keaton). Winner of Oscars for best picture, director, and actress. MPAA rating: PG. 93 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

2:00 pm
Sat, 05/11/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Witness tech professionals and an award-winning team of student inventors pit their robot inventions against one another in this year’s Geek vs. Geek robot design competition.

Competitors will participate in an intensive two-day immersion in robotic science during Friday, May 10, and Saturday May 11, 2013, concluding with the Geek vs. Geek public face-off on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 2 – 4 p.m.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Westport Historical Society and Westport Library invite you to attend "The Immortal 10 and the Rescue of Dr. John Doy" presentation.