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.

Saturday, November 23 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.

1:00 am
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30am - 1:30pm

Kids Team up for Art and help us create a work of art with professional artists to be displayed at our branch. Kids 7-13 are welcome to attend.

10:00 am
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Navigate the Internet with Internet Explorer, learn how to do online searches and more in this free class which lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required. Call 701-3488 to register.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.

1:00 pm
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This bi-weekly program at Sugar Creek offers many options for all levels of quilters. Bring a project, start a project, or come to learn something new. Class is every other Saturday at the Sugar Creek Branch Library. Call Nancy at 816-252-3344 for more information.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 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.

7:00 pm
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 7:30pm

The plays and poetry of William Shakespeare have had an immense impact on the English language, on theater, and on cinema. But the Bard’s words have also inspired some of the world’s most beautiful music.

This performance by members of the Bach Aria Soloists features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, John Dowland, and George Frideric Handel.