Events

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Wednesday, September 11 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
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 9:30am

we provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

3:00 pm
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 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.

4:00 pm
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teen girls, this is your time to discuss whatever topic you want. Bring you girl friends to enjoy a special treat while engaging in conversation.

5:00 pm
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring a friend, listen to a few stories, and make a craft.

6:00 pm
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 6:30pm

The need to understand China has never been more pressing, yet the complexity of this ever-transforming giant doesn’t make that easy.

China expert Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom provides answers to the most urgent questions regarding the world’s newest superpower in a discussion of his book China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.