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Wednesday, October 16 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
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 9:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

3:00 pm
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 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

6:00 pm
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 6:30pm

Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle holds a public conversation with Washington Post reporter David Finkel on the Aftermath of the Long War, the fourth offering of the Dateline: Washington series.

Finkel was embedded with an infantry combat team in Iraq—an experience that resulted in his book The Good Soldiers. He followed those soldiers once they returned to the States, resulting in a second volume, the just-published Thank You for Your Service.

Finkel, a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his reporting on U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen.

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 6:30pm

Bobby's Books for Boys is back for a 4th year! The book club, for boys ages 8-12, meets once a month October through March 2014. Each month boys read a great book, learn something new, enjoy snacks and activities, and have FUN!

Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 816.701.3481 ext. 3 or e-mailing PlazaKidCorner@kclibrary.org.
 

7:00 pm
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 7:00pm

As part of the Big Read in Kansas City, the Library will screen the Coen brothers’ 2010 remake of True Grit starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld. (110 minutes; PG-13)

For additional film screenings, visit our Big Read Film Series page.

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Calling all teens who enjoy reading
and have a flair for the dramatic!
Out Loud is a program where teens can hang out, share dramatic readings from popular Young Adult books and scripts, and learn about acting and storytelling under the guidance of theatre professional and librarian Meghann Henry and Central Youth Services librarian Clare Hollander.