Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed on Thursday, January 1 to celebrate the New Year.

Friday, December 6 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 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.

11:00 am
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:00am

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

12:00 pm
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss "Home" by Toni Morrison.

2:00 pm
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Need an e-mail account but don’t know the first thing about using one? This class will help you get a free e-mail account and learn how to use it. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 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, 12/06/2013 - 6:30pm

Experience the true spirit of the holidays. Kansas City’s own StoneLion Puppet Theatre brings Santa's workshop to life with intricate marionettes and a charming, larger-than-life dollhouse that opens to reveal a reenactment of Clement C. Moore's famous poem, “The Night Before Christmas.”

StoneLion Puppet Theatre, a professional touring company based in Kansas City, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Appropriate for all ages.