Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Saturday, November 16 2013

Time Items
All day
Sat, 11/16/2013 (All day)

The Kansas City Public Library hosts the 2013 Young Adult Literature Festival with Rainbow Rowell, Jacqueline Woodson, and John Green, presented by Reading Reptile and sponsored by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library. Meet leading authors of young adult literature, purchase books, and get autographs.

YA Literature Workshop: 8:00 to Noon
Tickets to the workshop have sold out.

Book Signing: 1 - 3 p.m.
Admission to the book signing is free and open to the public

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, 11/16/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am
1:00 pm
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 1:00pm

Local Quilters meet to learn new techniques and share ideas.

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 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.

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