Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Friday, January 24 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:30am

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

*Please note the time change.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 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.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Get a preview of the main e-readers available and learn how to download e-books from the library and other sites. If you have a device, please bring it with you or just come to learn!

2:00 pm
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Don’t know the difference between a cell and a sheet? This class explores the basics of this powerful spreadsheet program. The prerequisite for this class is Word Basics. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 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
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:30pm

The Coterie Theatre presents the tale of a fifth-grade boy obsessed with the mythical god, Zeus.

This program is appropriate for grades 1 – 5.