Events

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.

Tuesday, August 20 2013

Time Items
All day
Sun, 08/18/2013 (All day) - Sun, 12/29/2013 (All day)

Before and during the Civil War, Confederate guerrillas – men like William Clarke Quantrill, “Bloody Bill” Anderson, and Frank and Jesse James – battled federal troops and Jayhawker irregulars along the Missouri-Kansas border.

That brutal era comes to life in Guerrillas in Our Midst, an original exhibit of drawings and photographs from the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections. It covers not only the war but also its aftermath, when former bushwhackers like the James brothers turned to outlawry.

Sat, 08/17/2013 (All day) - Sun, 10/27/2013 (All day)

Begun in 1942 to address labor needs in agriculture and the railroads, the U.S. government’s bracero program became the largest guest worker program in U.S. history, with hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers providing manpower from World War II through 1964.

Bittersweet Harvest, a new bilingual exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, examines the experiences of Bracero workers and their families, providing rich insight into Mexican-American life and historical background to today’s debates on immigration and guest worker programs.

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, 08/20/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Sign up for a free email account and follow along as this tutorial teaches how to send, receive, and organize email. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Join us every Tuesday for stories, songs, playtime and crafts for kids. Birth to age 5, there's something for everyone. Parking is Free!

11:00 am
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 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.

5:00 pm
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 5:00pm
book jacket

Oh My Teen discusses What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang



Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch library. Copies are available for checkout at the branch library.

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Come and join MiMi as she reads aloud by the window in the Children's Area.

6:00 pm
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 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, 08/20/2013 - 6:30pm

The August Dateline: Washington event at the Kansas City Public Library was supposed to be about outer space. Just outer space. Host David Von Drehle and The Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach were to talk about the future of NASA and the American space program now that our astronauts are being launched from sites in Russia. But the recent sale of The Post to billionaire Jess Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, gives special meaning to the event.

Not only is Achenbach a current Washington Post employee, but Von Drehle is a former Post reporter. So it’s only natural that they will devote part of the evening to discussing this seismic upheaval in the world of American journalism.