Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Thursday, January 23 2014

Time Items
All day
Sat, 01/11/2014 (All day) - Sun, 02/23/2014 (All day)

During World War II, the Czech resistance assassinated Nazi General Reinhard Heydrich. The Germans retaliated by randomly selecting the small village of Lidice for punishment. All of the men older than 16 were lined up and shot. Women were sent to concentration camps where many died. Most of Lidice’s children were shipped to Poland, where they were gassed.

This traveling exhibit, created by the Czech government, tells in 19 panels the why, where, and how of the Nazi military’s notorious revenge.

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.

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
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

10:00 am
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

3:00 pm
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Get your competitive juices flowing challenging your friends with a variety of games like NBA 2K14, Madden NFL25, Halo 5, Soulcalibur V . If you are more of a Wii fan, Smash Bros., Mario Cart, Dragon Ball Z may engage you in a friendly joust with your peers.
A nice collection of board games are available.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 3:30pm

Proquest database trainer Edward Lorea discusses three popular genealogy resources — Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and Sanborn Maps — and explains how each can aid patrons who are looking to trace their family tree on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the Cohen Center at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

4:00 pm
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Compete against other teens with the Xbox Kinect on our large screen or take a break to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. We'll also have board games available for when you're waiting in line. All games will be simultaneously in play until approximately 6:00 pm.

5:00 pm
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 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
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thought that lifting weights were just for the bodybuilders; definitely not! Join our class and see how you can tone and strengthen your muscles. You’ll go through short bursts of resistance training exercises using moderate weights, targeting different muscle groups in every circuit.