Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Wednesday, September 18 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
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 10:30am

Bring your preschooler to this fall storytime and listen as we read about a mouse's first fall, how the leaves turn colors, and why we love autumn! We'll also have a fantastic fall craft.

3:00 pm
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:00pm - Thu, 09/19/2013 - 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, 09/18/2013 - 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.

6:00 pm
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 6:30pm

Programs and a traveling exhibit from the Metropolitan Community College’s Business and Technology Campus explore how to land in-demand “gold collar” jobs – electric utility lineman, computer-controlled machine programmer, welder/fabricator, environmental engineering technician – with just an associate’s degree or less.

The programs – 10 Gold Collar Jobs in KC and 10 Things that Get You Hired and 10 Things that Get You Fired – will be presented throughout the summer and fall at several Library locations.

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 6:30pm

In an impoverished and terrorism-plagued region of the Philippines, 13 teenagers accepted a challenge: to master their culture’s traditional instruments and perform in a life-altering concert. These young musicians tell their stories and show excerpts from Rise and Dream, a documentary about their experiences. Also on hand is Kansas City’s Barclay Martin, the film’s musical director.

The documentary captures the efforts of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, a lay Catholic organization working independent of any diocese or the Vatican to serve the poor in 22 countries.