Events

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

Thursday, December 19 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.

2:00 am
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 2:00am - 4:30am

A gathering of needlework enthusiasts! This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

10:00 am
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.

11:00 am
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 11:00am

Sign up for a free email account and learn to send, receive and organize email. Call 816-701-3489 to register.

4:00 pm
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come enjoy some of your favorite video games at the Plaza Library!
Once a week all of the games and accessories in our collection are available for you and your crew to compete in friendly gaming tournaments and you can check out the latest games to hit the shelves!

Large Meeting Room 4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 5:00pm
fiercereads.com

Are you the type of reader who always has a wish list of books you want to own? Do you frequently anticipate the next book in the series? If you said yes to either, then you fit our definition of a Fierce Reader. Come share your favorite reads of 2013 at our Fierce Reads holiday party where we'll have games, prizes, and plenty of book suggestions to keep you company over the winter break. Refreshments will be served.