Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Thursday, August 22 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
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 9:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun activity in the Art Spot.

10:00 am
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun activity in the Art Spot.

11:00 am
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 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.

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:30am

Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute storytime, followed by a fun activity in the Art Spot.

1:00 pm
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Come join our After Lunch Book Club to read and discuss great books. We will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Sugar Creek Branch Library.

4:00 pm
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

It’s summer, and time to get busy reading! Come to the library for free activities to fight summer boredom.

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 4:00pm

Compete against other teens with the Xbox Kinect on our large screen or take a break to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. Both gaming systems will be simultaneously in play.

6:00 pm
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 6:30pm

In 1937 the German ocean liner St. Louis set sail from Hamburg to Cuba. Aboard were nearly 1,000 Jews hoping to escape the Nazis. But midway across the Atlantic their visas were revoked. First Cuba, then the United States and Canada, refused to take the refugees, who were returned to Europe.

Scott Miller of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum reveals the varied fates of the 937 refugees aboard the St. Louis, following the clues through archives in Havana, Europe, Israel, and the U.S., and through New York City neighborhoods to track down leads provided by friends, family members, and others who knew these passengers.