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.

Friday, November 22 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, 11/22/2013 - 10:00am

A nation-wide program of the Foreign Policy Association to broaden public involvement with the most important foreign policy topics facing the U.S.

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 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, 11/22/2013 - 10:30am

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

11:00 am
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 11:00am

Join us for this encore storytime about an ugly pumpkin, an old lady who swallowed a pie, and why I'm glad to be me! After, we'll have a turkey friendly craft.

2:00 pm
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

From making a customize greeting card to creating a sign this class can be of help. Learn the basics of this popular desktop publishing program. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 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!

6:00 pm
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 6:30pm

On the 50th anniversary of one of America’s most traumatic events, historians from the University of Kansas – Theodore A. Wilson, Jonathan Hagel, Jennifer Weber, and Jeffrey P. Moran – take a fresh look at the impact and legacy of the death of President John F. Kennedy.

They will discuss the countless theories that have sprung up around the assassination, the event’s depiction in and impact on popular culture, the central “what if?” of the assassination (would Kennedy have escalated or reduced our involvement in Vietnam?), and the connections between Kennedy’s death and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 6:30pm

Have you read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules or Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days?

Whether you are an avid reader of the series or only recently discovered Greg, Rodrick, and Rowley in 2012’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, come out and celebrate the release of the eighth book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.

Appropriate for all ages.