Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Saturday, November 9 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
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!

Sat, 11/09/2013 - 10:00am

Meet with neighbors to discuss issues facing Tower Homes home owners.

1:00 pm
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This bi-weekly program at Sugar Creek offers many options for all levels of quilters. Bring a project, start a project, or come to learn something new. Class is every other Saturday at the Sugar Creek Branch Library. Call Nancy at 816-252-3344 for more information.

Sat, 11/09/2013 - 1:30pm

Inspired by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s current exhibit Echoes: Islamic Art & Contemporary Artists, and complementing the Library’s new collection The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, this series looks at life in the Middle East. This title rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Sat, 11/09/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Adult Workshops: Fractured Fairytales with Marilyn Kinsella
Program: 1:30 - 3 p.m.

2:00 pm
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Why do we EAT so much...and so wrong?
Join Dr. Marco Brotto from the School of Nursing & Health Studies and the School of Medicine UMKC at as he talks about eating!

Sat, 11/09/2013 - 2:00pm

Paul Kirkman will present a talk on his most recent publication, Forgotten Tales of Kansas City, a collection of lesser known stories culled from old newspapers, books, biographies, whick tell K.C. History from a unique perspective. This talk will be held at 2 p.m. on November 9,at the Westport
Public Library, which is located at 118 Westport Road. A reception will follow at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum, located across the street
at 40th and Baltimore.

3:00 pm
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 3:30pm

Fairytale Tell: Priscilla Howe, Tim Manson, Laura Packer and “Open Mic”
Program: 3:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and up.

Storytelling Spectacular: Marilyn Kinsella, Peter Cook, Willy Claflin, and Sadarri and Company Multilingual Storytellers
Program: 7 p.m.
Ages 10 and up.