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.

Tuesday, February 4 2014

Time Items
All day
Sat, 02/01/2014 (All day) - Sun, 03/30/2014 (All day)

The role played by comic books in fighting fascism is explored in an exhibit spanning almost 70 years. During the war, superheroes such as Superman, Daredevil, and Captain America did battle with Adolf Hitler and his Nazis. Dr. Seuss, then an editorial cartoonist, depicted Hitler frolicking beneath the swaying bodies of executed Jews.

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, 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, 02/04/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

It is hard to keep text and numbers separate, but an Excel spreadsheet can help manage them both. Excel makes it easier to gather, store, and manage all the text, numbers, and charts that are important in personal and business accounts. Call 816-701-3481 to register or click here.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:30am

Join vocalist and storyteller Brother John as he pays tribute to the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne in an exploration of the golden age of swing jazz.

10:00 am
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:00am - 10:45am

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.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Join us for songs, stories, occasional crafts and fun! Birth to age 5. Every Tuesday at 10. Parking is Free!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:00am

Designed for people who are novices, it teaches basic computer skills and how to navigate the Library's online catalog. Registration required.

12:00 pm
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00pm

Join vocalist and storyteller Brother John as he pays tribute to the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne in an exploration of the golden age of swing jazz.

3:00 pm
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 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.

6:00 pm
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us every Tuesday at 6:00 for 8 rounds of Cardio Kickboxing taught by Nicki Fit. This class is for all fitness levels, beginner to advanced. Class will be followed by fitness and health tips and a weigh-in for New Year! New You! Weight Loss Challenge Participants. The New Year! New You! Weight Loss Challenge begins on January 21st, 2014 and ends on April 8th, 2014. First prize is a $100 Visa Gift Card, 2nd prize is a $50 Visa Gift Card and 3rd prizes is a Library prize pack!

7:00 pm
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 7:00pm

This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2014, due to the threat of inclement weather.



Starting in January and continuing through April, the Kansas City Public Library presents Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a book discussion series that explores daily life in the modern Islamic world.