Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.

Friday, September 6 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 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.

12:00 pm
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Join the "Between the Lines" book group to discuss "In the Kingdom of Men" by Kim Barnes:

2:00 pm
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Need an e-mail account but don’t know the first thing about using one? This class will help you get a free e-mail account and learn how to use it. Call 701-3449 to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Be creative. Be loud. Be here! The Sugar Creek Library stays open late for Teens only. Come and hang out – play on the computers, watch a movie, or just meet up with friends. Food and noise allowed!

6:00 pm
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 6:30pm

Enjoy an evening of traditional and contemporary folk songs as Adam Miller performs his Singing Through History program. Miller is one of the premier autoharpists in the world and a natural-born American folksinger and storyteller. His performances at festivals and concert halls across the United States have won him fans of all ages. Miller is masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along.

Admission is free. Appropriate for all ages.