Events

Tuesday, September 10 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, 09/10/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A boy fears that he has lost his superpowers after a villain captures him and cuts the hair that he believes is the source of his strength.

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:00am

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

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 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.

11:00 am
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you! This class concentrates on the basics of online searches.

3:00 pm
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Like to compete? Ask your friends to join you at the Southeast library for some serious tournament gaming on Xbox360, Wii, or PlayStation 2.
Snacks are provided.

5:00 pm
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 5:00pm
book jacket



Oh My Teen discusses Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman.

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.

6:00 pm
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 6:30pm

Theodore Roosevelt was one of the major figures in America’s Progressive movement in the early 20th century. But key to his influence was the support of Kansas City Star publisher William Rockhill Nelson. Historian Lewis L. Gould maintains that Nelson played a larger role in Roosevelt’s political fortunes than has been realized.

Gould is visiting distinguished professor of history at Monmouth College. Among his books are Theodore Roosevelt, The William Howard Taft Presidency, and The Modern American Presidency.