Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, October 15 2013

Time Items
All day
Mon, 10/14/2013 (All day) - Sun, 10/20/2013 (All day)

 

In partnership with Harvesters: The Community Food Network, the Kansas City Public Library announces its annual Food for Fines Week from October 14-20, 2013.

During this period, Library patrons are encouraged to bring undamaged and unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any Library location. Each single food item will be applied as a $1 credit toward the reduction of existing overdue fines.

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, 10/15/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 10:00am

When the Little Read Hen, who loves to read and write, asks Dog, Cat, and Pig to help her create a story, they decline, so she researches, outlines, drafts, edits, and proofs the story by herself.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 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, 10/15/2013 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Kids big and little will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and playtime. All ages welcome. Parking is free!

11:00 am
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 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. Contact Megan at 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 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, 10/15/2013 - 5:00pm
book jacket

 
Teen readers discuss Bleach by Tite Kubo in this 3-in-1 edition. 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, 10/15/2013 - 6:30pm

Author-educator Herbert Alan Johnson explains how a lawsuit over a steamboat monopoly ultimately led to Congress gaining the power to regulate interstate commerce. Johnson is distinguished professor emeritus of law at the University of South Carolina.

Legal Landmarks is co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library, the Truman Library Institute, and the Federal Court Historical Society. The series is funded by grants from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legacy Fund with additional support provided by Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP and co-sponsored by the University Press of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law.