Events

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Wednesday, November 13 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, 11/13/2013 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 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, 11/13/2013 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:30am

Join us for a Moose-filled storytime! We'll search for moose, read about a moose who can't fit in a book, and what happens if you give a moose a muffin. After, we'll make one moose of a craft!

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 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, 11/13/2013 - 12:00pm

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, 11/13/2013 - 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, 11/13/2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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.

5:00 pm
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring a friend, listen to a few stories, and make a craft! New stories each month and a fun activity.

Contact Christy at the Sugar Creek Branch Library for more info - 816.701.3489.

6:00 pm
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 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, 11/13/2013 - 6:30pm

Several hundred spectators in Dealey Plaza witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. Everyone else experienced it through the eyes of Dallas dressmaker Abraham Zapruder, whose home movie of the shooting is among the most famous – and closely examined – films in history.

Journalist and historian Max Holland looks at the Zapruder film, delving into how it came to be, its exalted status as the dominant document of a national tragedy, and how it has helped – or hindered - our understanding of precisely what happened 50 years ago this month.