Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 21 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.

2:00 am
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:00am - 4:30am

A gathering of needlework enthusiasts! This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

9:00 am
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:30am

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

11:00 am
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 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
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 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.

4:00 pm
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 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

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Book TBA.
Limit 10 teens.

5:00 pm
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 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, 11/21/2013 - 6:00pm

Get together with other adult readers and share an evening by playing a variety of literary board games!

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 6:30pm

If George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the saints in America’s civil religion, then the 29th president, Warren G. Harding, is our sinner, consistently judged a failure and ranked dead last among his peers.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 6:30pm

Agatha Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan discusses her latest mystery, The Wrong Girl, about an investigation of a respected adoption agency that may be guilty of the ultimate betrayal: reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.

Ryan is the creator of the Charlotte McNally series of mysteries (Prime Time, Air Time, Face Time, and Drive Time) and has won 30 Emmys for her investigative reporting for Boston’s WHDH-TV. She is also the president of Sisters in Crime, which supports women who write mysteries.