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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.

Monday, May 20 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.

3:00 pm
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

May is a great month to learn how to use the sewing machine. Summer shorts, capris, basic shirts or an A-line dress are all easy to sew. Grab a pattern and create a beautiful garment. Hope to see you at the Westport Library....

6:00 pm
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet with neighbors to discuss and resolve local issues. Open to the public.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 6:30pm

Regarded as the original screwball comedy, Frank Capra’s multiple Oscar winner is about a runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert) who hitchhikes across the U.S. with a tough reporter (Clark Gable). Winner of Oscars for picture, actor, actress, director and adapted screenplay. MPAA rating: NR. 105 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