Events

Friday, November 1 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, 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This story time and play group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts.

11:00 am
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:00am

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

12:00 pm
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to dicuss "The Patriarch: the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy" by David Nasaw.

2:00 pm
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 2:00pm

Abuse of consumers by the funeral industry has only worsened in the decades since Jessica Mitford’s landmark expose The American Way of Death. But a funeral consumer movement is awakening, as Joshua Slocum explains in a discussion of his book Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death.

As with natural childbirth and hospice care, Americans are asserting their right to take charge of this major event in their lives. Many still want the help of a funeral director – but to assist, not direct. And many are handling it themselves with home burials, green burials, or direct arrangements with a crematory.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 2:00pm

To Be Announced...

5:00 pm
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Be creative. Be loud. Be here! The Sugar Creek Library stays open late for Teens only on the first Friday of every month. Come and hang out – play on the computers, watch a movie, or just meet up with friends. Food and noise allowed!

6:00 pm
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 6:30pm

Join us the day after Halloween for sugar-free fun! Be prepared to sing, dance, and listen to a not-so-scary Halloween story.

For 15 years Kansas City’s Kevin “Dino O’Dell” Dolan has taught music, drama, language arts, and improvisation at preschools, elementary schools, theaters, churches, and libraries.

Appropriate for all ages. Children are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes.