Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, February 5 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
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:00am

Magician Tommy Terrific celebrates the great trumpeter, singer, and jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong and performs magic tricks inspired by his most popular songs, including "Hello Dolly" and "When the Saints Come Marching In."

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:30am

Be sure to bring your little one for fun activities and playtime! This new playgroup offers a chance to develop early literacy skills for children ages three months to five years old. Stop by anytime between 10:30-11:30am.

Various activities will be stationed around the room, allowing you to move at your child’s pace. We’ll incorporate The Every Child Ready to Read initiative’s five key areas of early reading skills that are indicators of future reading success: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

12:00 pm
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:00pm

In our busy world, people often wish they had more time to read. Here is your invitation to make time by joining a program offered by the Waldo Library.

We call our book group a “Readers Circle” because we emphasize discussion. We read short stories from cultures all around the world.

2:00 pm
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 2:00pm

Magician Tommy Terrific celebrates the great trumpeter, singer, and jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong and performs magic tricks inspired by his most popular songs, including "Hello Dolly" and "When the Saints Come Marching In."

3:00 pm
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 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.

5:00 pm
GED
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:00pm

Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Catch these study sessions designed to help those interested in obtaining their General Equivalency Diploma, the equivalent of a high school diploma. To register, call Adult Basic Education at 816.418.7150.

6:00 pm
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:30pm

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

The vampire Dracula is one of the most immediately recognized characters in fiction, one of the movies’ most popular figures, and the object of a current TV series. But who knew he could dance?

Choreographer Michael Pink and Kansas City Ballet artistic director Devon Carney hold a public conversation about the company’s Dracula, which brings Bram Stoker’s famous vampire tale to the world of dance. The production plays February 21 through March 2 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.