Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, November 12 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
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

It is hard to keep text and numbers separate, but an Excel spreadsheet can help manage them both. Excel makes it easier to gather, store, and manage all the text, numbers, and charts that are important in personal and business accounts. Call 816-701-3481 to register or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A balloon takes Ben on an adventure.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Kids big and little will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and playtime. All ages welcome. Parking is free!

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:00am

Introduces the novice to the World Wide Web, search engines and basic search strategies. Registration requested and patrons must take Computer Basics before taking Internet Basics.

11:00 am
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you! This class concentrates on the basics of online searches. No registration necessary. Call 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 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.

5:00 pm
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 5:00pm
book jacket

Oh My Teen discusses Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch library. Copies are available for checkout at the branch library.




 

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, act out scenes, craft and play games. Ages 8-11.

6:00 pm
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 6:30pm

Patrick Rosal’s poetry, writes one critic, “skillfully navigates between despair and love, between violence and music, between loss and transcendence ... I’ve seen him make people cry during his readings. I’ve seen him play a guitar, play the piano, sing, and yes, dance.”

Rosal holds a discussion about his work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam.