Events

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

Friday, November 15 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, 11/15/2013 - 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, 11/15/2013 - 10:30am

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

11:00 am
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:00am

Join us for this encore 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!

2:00 pm
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel to make your work for your small business easier. Excel’s capabilities in organizing and performing calculations of financial data will be presented. Completion of Microsoft Excel Basics is required. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 2:00pm

To Be Announced...

5:00 pm
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 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!

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Truman Medical Center is hosting this after hour party for teens. Freshly juiced fruit juices will be served. Truman Medical Center will also offer some lessons in martial arts.

6:00 pm
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 6:30pm

Run away with the circus as Happy Faces Entertainment ringmaster Dennis Porter takes you into the excitement of the big top. Enjoy an interactive program of music, magic, juggling, and more.

Porter has worked with communities, educational institutions, churches, amusement parks and professional theaters around the country, performing as a clown, actor, magician, storyteller, educator, and emcee.

Appropriate for all ages.