Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, December 4 2013

Time Items
All day
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
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

6:00 pm
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:30pm

Even in death, Britain’s “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher, divides and polarizes.

Victor Bailey, Distinguished Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kansas, examines Thatcher’s political career, from leader of the Conservative Party to becoming the first female and longest-serving Prime Minister of the last century.

Looking at her efforts to transform an ailing economy, roll back the frontiers of the state, and bring trade unionism within the rule of law, he asks: What was Thatcherism? Was it good or bad for Britain? And how will Margaret Thatcher be rated as a prime minister?