Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Saturday, June 8 2013

Time Items
All day
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, 06/08/2013 - 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, 06/08/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

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

12:00 pm
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 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, 06/08/2013 - 1:30pm

Paul Newman was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of an alcoholic ambulance chaser who finds redemption in a malpractice lawsuit against a major hospital. With Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, and James Mason. This title is recommended for adult audiences only. MPAA rating: R. 129 minutes

In honor of its new event series on the Supreme Court and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor's appearance, the Kansas City Public Library is offering Order in the Court!, a series of courtroom movies. The films screen on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. throughout June 2013.

2:00 pm
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 2:00pm

Following the devastating 1951 flood, Hallmark Cards founder Joyce C. Hall commissioned artist Norman Rockwell to capture Kansas City’s spirit to rebuild on canvas. His words to the artist: “Paint a picture of the Kansas City Spirit that will forever symbolize that thing in good men’s hearts that makes them put service above self and accomplish the impossible.”

Bruce Mathews examines the inspiration for that painting – which now hangs in City Hall – and discusses stories of civic spirit from his book The Kansas City Spirit: Stories of Service Above Self.