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.

Tuesday, September 17 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.

9:00 am
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you. This class focuses on the basics of online navigation and searching. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Jamie describes his mood throughout the day, using colors and rhythmic text, as he changes from an "easy green mood" while drawing a picture for his sister to a "brooding black mood" when he is teased for doing so.

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 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, 09/17/2013 - 10:00am - 10:45am

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, 09/17/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along this tutorial teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

3:00 pm
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm

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
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dating, hooking up, and going out— the keys to a healthy relationship are respect, honesty, trust, fairness, equality, and good communication.
Sarah Aanestad, Director of Education with Planned Parenthood will talk about what is and isn't a healthy relationship.

5:00 pm
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 5:00pm
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Teen readers discuss Library Wars volume 1 by Kiiro Yumi.

Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the branch library.

6:00 pm
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 6:30pm

Time magazine’s David Von Drehle and Bloomberg blogger Megan McArdle discuss Freeing the Economy in the third offering of the Dateline: Washington series.

McArdle is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist writing mostly about economics, finance, and government policy from a moderate libertarian (or classical liberal) perspective. In recent months, she has blogged about government-backed mortgages, the higher education bubble, and the labor movement.