Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed on Thursday, January 1 to celebrate the New Year.

Saturday, May 25 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, 05/25/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Navigate the Internet with Internet Explorer, learn how to do online searches and more in this free class which lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.

12:00 pm
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 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, 05/25/2013 - 1:30pm

Dustin Hoffman rocketed to stardom as Benjamin Braddock, a recent college grad who becomes the lover of the predatory Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) while pining for her daughter (Katharine Ross). Mike Nichols directs. MPAA rating: NR. 106 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