Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Friday, November 8 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, 11/08/2013 - 10:00am

A nation-wide program of the Foreign Policy Association to broaden public involvement with the most important foreign policy topics facing the U.S.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 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.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:30am

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

11:00 am
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Preschoolers will enjoy engaging stories from Brother John and Jim Two Crows.

For more information about other storytelling events in the area visit: http://kcstorytelling.org/

Jim comes from a long line of storytellers. He tells stories from history, both his own and American. He tells Cherokee stories from his own history and Santa Fe Trail stories from American history.

1:00 pm
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

2:00 pm
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

If you don’t know anything about computers this class is for you. Learn the parts of a computer as well as how files work. The correct way to use a mouse will be explained. Call 701-3449 to register or click here.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 2:00pm

To be announced...

5:00 pm
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 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!

6:00 pm
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 6:30pm

The 14th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration features folk tales, historical sagas, performance art, intergalactic yarns and more.

The celebration begins with Friday Night Family Fun at 6:30 p.m. in the Kids’ Corner,with the Sadarri and Company Multilingual Storytellers followed by Ghost Stories in the Truman Auditorium at 7 p.m. with: Peter Cook, Marilyn Kinsella, Willy Claflin, and Rosie Cutrer.