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.

Saturday, September 14 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.

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
Sat, 09/14/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn the basic functions of your computer such as using the mouse and keyboard. This class also offers insights into hardware and software components. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!

1:00 pm
Sat, 09/14/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This bi-weekly class at Sugar Creek offers many options for all levels of quilters. Bring a project, start a project, or come to learn something new. Class is every other Saturday at the Sugar Creek Library. Call Nancy at 816-252-3344 for more information.

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 1:00pm

This event has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 1:30pm

September is Classical Music Month, and with that in mind the Library is offering a lineup of free movies about those other long-haired musicians.

An exquisite violin is passed from owner to owner over three centuries and several countries. Among the big international cast are Greta Scacchi, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sandra Oh.

This title is recommended for adult audiences only. MPAA rating: R.

2:00 pm
Sat, 09/14/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mr. Ross Renne of Renne & Sons will speak about moving the Harris Kearney House in 1922.

How Did They Do That?

The Harris Kearney House in Kansas City, Missouri is a 2-story brick mansion built on what is now Westport Road and Main Street, where the Katz Drug Store building stands. In 1922 the Harris Kearney House—with a 2-story ell wooden porch added in the 1870s—was moved to 40th and Baltimore, where it stands today.

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 2:00pm

Meet local Independence author Marilyn Shank. She'll discuss how she got started writing and the books that she's written.