Events

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

Friday, December 13 2013

Time Items
All day
Sat, 12/07/2013 (All day) - Fri, 01/31/2014 (All day)

For nearly three decades, journalist and educator John Tibbetts — an associate professor of film studies at the University of Kansas — has enlivened his interviews with Hollywood stars and filmmakers by creating watercolor portraits of his subjects. Invariably, his interviewees sign the paintings, leaving Tibbetts with a unique collection of personal art and famous autographs.

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, 12/13/2013 - 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, 12/13/2013 - 11:00am

Winter is almost here, so join us as we celebrate the upcoming season! We'll read some snowy books and have a very cool craft!

1:00 pm
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Impossible

This film is based on the true story of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time; but the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage, and simple kindness that Maria (the mother) and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

2:00 pm
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Need to give a presentation? This slide show program can help. Learn the basics of PowerPoint with this class. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 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, 12/13/2013 - 6:30pm

Grab your little ones and celebrate the traditions of a Victorian family Christmas.
Wornall House staff members fill the evening with storytelling, parlor games, carols, and a fun history lesson on the origins of Victorian Christmas traditions.

There also will be a beautiful holiday sleigh available as a setting for family or individual photographs.

Appropriate for all ages.