Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, July 23 2013

Time Items
All day
Thu, 06/27/2013 (All day) - Fri, 09/13/2013 (All day)

Glen Hansen specializes in art inspired by the architecture of cities like Paris, Prague, and Venice. Now he turns his pencils and brushes on Kansas City for a show featuring over 30 drawings and a half-dozen paintings of local buildings and their architectural and decorative details.

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.

9:00 am
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word and how to create letters and professional looking documents using this word processing program. Microsoft Word version 2010 will be discussed. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Serengeti Steve performs over 600 shows a year throughout the country and has been featured as a Las Vegas finalist on NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent." His talents have even earned him a place in the famous "Guinness Book of World Records." Various reptiles and arachnids from around the globe are brought to you in a comical and fun-filled hands on experience.

10:00 am
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

When a ferocious looking dragon arrives in William's town, his neighbors are frightened for their lives. William knows that appearances can be deceiving, and he sets out to teach the townspeople that the dragon is truly friendly.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Felicia Flash, wildlife photographer, and her sidekick, Karma the elephant, are back from another globe-trotting journey and are ready to relax in their OWN backyard. As usual, adventure is never far away for this wacky duo. A peaceful nap under the shade tree takes Felicia into an amazing ecosystem under her lawn chair. We are talking bugs. BIG BUGS…as she shrinks to bug size…or our stage grows to make the audience bug-sized. This show features Green Darner Dragon Flies, Earth Worms, Tree Frogs, Slugs and more!

11:00 am
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

What on earth is a Facebook and what am I supposed to do with it? Come to this class and find out! Facebook is a popular social networking site that allows you to connect with everyone. Join us and see if it is right for you.

No registration necessary.

Call Megan @ 816.701.3489 for more information.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:30am

Serengeti Steve performs over 600 shows a year throughout the country and has been featured as a Las Vegas finalist on NBC's hit show, America's Got Talent. His talents even earned him a place in the famous Guinness Book of World Records. Various reptiles and arachnids from around the globe are brought to you in a comical and fun-filled hands on experience.

1:00 pm
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Learn to sew by hand and by machine. Four projects are available; Pin cushin, Book Bag, Apron, and cat pillow. Sign up is required, with a maximum of 14 teens per class. Call the Plaza branch at 816-701-3481.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Serengeti Steve performs over 600 shows a year throughout the country and has been featured as a Las Vegas finalist on NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent. His talents have even earned him a place in the famous Guinness Book of World records. Various reptiles and arachnids from around the globe are brought to you in a comical and fun -filled hands on experience.

6:00 pm
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 6:00pm

Families who can't make it to the Library during the day can enjoy this evening storytime. We will read great books, sing songs, and have a fun craft.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 6:30pm

Homer Plessy—a man of seven-eighths Caucasian descent and one-eighth African descent who was nevertheless considered black under Louisiana law—boarded a train car reserved for whites and was promptly arrested. Hearing the appeal of his conviction, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1896 upheld the Louisiana statute, thus ushering in a half-century of legally sanctioned segregation under the "separate but equal" doctrine.

Williamjames Hull Hoffer examines that controversial decision and its repercussions in a discussion of his book about the landmark case. Hoffer is associate professor of history at Seton Hall University.