Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 8 2013

Time Items
All day
Fri, 09/20/2013 (All day) - Sun, 12/01/2013 (All day)

In the 1890s Francis Marion Steele began photographing cowboys, recording the work and play of these iconic figures on the open ranges of southwest Kansas, southeast Colorado, northeast New Mexico, and the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma.

This genre-crossing exhibit juxtaposes Steele’s photographs with passages from True Grit to help visitors envision the world in which heroine Mattie Ross and her companions Rooster Cogburn and Texas Ranger LaBoeuf had their adventures.

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, 10/08/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Ready to join your kids and grandkids on Facebook? Learn what you need to know to get started on this popular social networking site! Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A little girl explains how she does not always fit her nickname, little mouse, but it is perfect for when she is cuddling with her mother.

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 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.

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Kids big and little will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and play time. Parking is Free!

11:00 am
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 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. No registration necessary. Call 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 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, 10/08/2013 - 5:00pm

Oh My Teen discusses The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan in preparation for the library program House of Hades/Allegiant in October at Trails West. 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, 10/08/2013 - 6:30pm

Former U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton discusses his new memoir Achieve the Honorable in a public conversation with library director Crosby Kemper III.

Achieve the Honorable is the story of how Skelton, a native of Lexington, Missouri, overcame boyhood polio to launch a career on Capitol Hill. Along the way, the book provides glimpses into the lives of political titans like Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton, and treats readers to Skelton’s engaging humor and shrewd political insight.

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 6:30pm

For those busy families who can't make it to the library during the day, this evening story time is perfect for you. We will read books, sing songs, and have a fun craft.