Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Thursday, November 7 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.

2:00 am
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:00am - 4:30am

A gathering of needlework enthusiasts! This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

9:00 am
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 9:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

10:00 am
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

11:00 am
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

1:00 pm
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop is open to all adults and free of charge. It would be beneficial if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, are living with someone, or are taking care of someone who has a chronic disease. Learn how to manage symptoms, eat healthier, communicate more effectively, sleep better, develop a healthier lifestyle and deal with stress, fear and anxiety.

This workshop will start on Thursday November 7th and run for six Thursdays through December 19th (except Thanksgiving).

Please call North-East Library at 816-701-3485 to register.

3:00 pm
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 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
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come enjoy some of your favorite video games at the Plaza Library!
Once a week all of the games and accessories in our collection are available for you and your crew to compete in friendly gaming tournaments and you can check out the latest games to hit the shelves!

Large Meeting Room 4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 5:00pm
Nanowrimo Badge

Have you considered becoming a writer or do you have a great idea for a story? The Youth Writers Nanowrimo Program is a month long commitment to write one story. You get to set a word count goal for yourself, meet other teen writers, and participate in a variety of activities to avoid writer's block. Come and join us for month long journey of writing.

6:00 pm
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 6:30pm


This event has been canceled at the author’s request due to an illness.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was contemplating retirement when war broke out in Europe and he was forced to decide whether to seek a third term, both to lead the American mobilization and preserve the advances of the New Deal.

In a discussion of his new book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, Richard Moe examines Roosevelt’s duality: the bold, moral statesman who set lofty and principled goals, and the arrogant, manipulative politician in pursuit of them.