Events

Thursday, November 14 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
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the Library to enjoy spending time with other grown-ups playing a variety of games.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:30am

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

11:00 am
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 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.

1:00 pm
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Come join our After Lunch Book Club to read and discuss great books. We will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Sugar Creek Branch Library. Call Christy at 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 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, 11/14/2013 - 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, 11/14/2013 - 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, 11/14/2013 - 6:30pm

Few journalists have studied the issue of global warming with the thoroughness of The New York TimesJustin Gillis, who has raised hackles by comparing global warming skeptics to opponents of evolution.

Now, Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle holds a public conversation with Gillis about Covering Climate Change.

Gillis, who reports and blogs on the environment for the Times, warns that “the hour is late … To head off the worst consequences of global warming, we needed to get started 20 years ago and we did not. If we started today it would be hard, and we’re not starting today.”