Events

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

Friday, June 21 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
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This story time and play group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts. Todays theme is "Fairies and Gnomes".

11:00 am
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Magician Curtis Hed will once again be presenting his Magic of Reading Show in conjunction with the Kansas City Public Libraries summer reading program.

Curtis’s show includes Magic, Comedy, some Juggle, and Duo the Dove. As for the show itself, it’s one of those rare presentations that is as enjoyable for the adults as it is for the kids. Like one of those good kid movies where the kids enjoy the show on one level and the adults on another, only unlike kid’s movie it’s live and it doesn’t have chase scene, a bad guy, or a talking donkey. 

5:00 pm
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade then stay to put your best deck to the test!

6:00 pm
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 6:30pm

Trying to get your child more excited about reading? Friday Night Family Fun might be able to help.

Curtis Hed uses humor, magic, juggling, and audience participation to share the importance of reading and the ways libraries have played an important part in his life.

Appropriate for all ages.

8:00 pm
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 8:45pm

Part of the 2013 Off-the-Wall Film Series featuring comedies starring Kansas City native Paul Rudd. Rudd is the bearded, laid-back title character of this comedy about a good-natured slacker who survives mostly through the charity of his doting/exasperated sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel). This title is recommended for adult audiences only.