Events

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

Friday, December 20 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, 12/20/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Ho, ho, ho! Start this jolly holiday with a visit with Santa at the Central Library, 2nd floor on December 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Come in for perfect photo ops and have a nice chat with Mr. Santa traveling directly from the North Pole. We will make Christmas crafts together! Browse our Christmas book displays and pick out some books for jolly reading. This fun event is free for all families.
Parking is free.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 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, 12/20/2013 - 11:00am

We'll read fun stories and sing songs to help even the grumpiest kids get into the holiday spirit!

5:00 pm
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 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, 12/20/2013 - 6:30pm

Homemade gifts make the best holiday giving, but you might not know how to get started. The Plaza Branch staff is here to help your kids with crafts to give others or keep for themselves.

Supplies will be provided. Parents are asked to stay with their children to assist.

Appropriate for all ages.