Events

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Tuesday, December 17 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.

9:00 am
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn how to create professional looking slide show presentations. Call 816-701-3481 to register or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Kids big and little will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and playtime. All ages welcome. Parking is free!

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

11:00 am
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:00am

Sign up for a free email account and learn how to send, receive and organize email. Call 701-3489 to register.

5:00 pm
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 5:00pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss Battling Boy by Paul Pope. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the branch library.