Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, November 19 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, 11/19/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Pecking his way through the door of a house, an intrepid little woodpecker busily raps on a rhyming sequence of indoor objects, from a hat and a mat and a racket and jacket to a teddy bear and a book called Jane Eyre.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 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, 11/19/2013 - 10:00am - 10:30am

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

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:00am

Set up a free e-mail account and learn how to create, send and receive email messages. Registration requested and basic computer skills a requirement. Patrons must take Computer Basics and Internet Basics before taking E-mail Basics, or have significant Internet experience.

11:00 am
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along this tutorial teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages. Contact Megan at 816-701-3489 for more information.

3:00 pm
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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, 11/19/2013 - 5:00pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the branch library.



 

6:00 pm
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 6:00pm

Join us for Open Books! Parents and kids will work together to practice literacy strategies in a workshop-type setting. Volunteers will model strategies to enhance skills and offer support each night. Snacks will be available for everyone! Just show up or sign up by emailing Jenny Jackaway at jenny@pagesnchapters.org.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 6:30pm

Even for those of us unfamiliar with history, the very name “Gettysburg” suggests a monumental clash of armies. But beyond the chaos of the battle itself, what was the impact of Gettysburg on the greater Civil War?

Four historians from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth address the question in Gettysburg: The Most Important Event of 1863?

Participants include Ethan S. Rafuse, professor of military history, and associate professors Terry Beckenbaugh, Gregory S. Hospodor, and Randy Mullis.