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.

Wednesday, November 6 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.

9:00 am
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 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, 11/06/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 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.

12:00 pm
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In our busy world, people often wish they had more time to read. Here is your invitation to make time by joining a program offered by the Waldo Library.

3:00 pm
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 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.

4:00 pm
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:00pm

Get your game on at the Waldo Community Branch. The library has both Wii and PS2 available with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Sports and Guitar Hero as well as plenty of board games. You may also bring your own games to share.

6:00 pm
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 6:00pm

Every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. catch these study sessions designed to help those interested in obtaining their General Equivalency Diploma, the equivalent of a high school diploma. To register, call Adult Basic Education at 816.418.8202.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 6:30pm

For nearly 30 years Mark Skousen — financial economist, university professor, and author — has been collecting the wisdom of Wall Street in the form of adages, proverbs, and legends. He discusses how interviews with financial old-timers, his reading of rare business books, and his own experiences in the markets has resulted in his new collection of pithy sayings and observations in Maxims of Wall Street: A Compendium of Financial Adages, Ancient Proverbs, and Worldly Wisdom.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 6:30pm

In the same way that Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America,” Martin Bell represents journalistic integrity and straight talk to several generations of Britons.

Beyond his career as a reporter, Bell is a member of the Order of the British Empire who has also been elected to Parliament, an ambassador for UNICEF, and a tireless critic of the state of journalism.

Now Bell discusses his life, his war experiences, his brief political career, and his recent incarnation as a poet.

Co-sponsored by the English-Speaking Union.