Events

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

Thursday, February 6 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
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:30am

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

2:00 pm
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

A gathering of needlework enthusiasts! This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

3:00 pm
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 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.

4:00 pm
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:00pm

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 5:30 pm.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:30pm

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."

5:00 pm
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Google experts will be here to train teens to use all the technology Google has to offer.

6:00 pm
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 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.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 6:30pm

This event has been canceled at the request of the presenters due to travel concerns in the wake of Tuesday’s winter storm. There are currently no plans to reschedule the event.

Famed book critic and former Granta editor John Freeman is used to asking the questions when he deals with authors. But in this program, Kansas City author Whitney Terrell and novelist Frank Bill (both of whom have been reviewed by Freeman) will turn the tables on him.