Events

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

Friday, February 14 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
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Come to the North-East branch for free help with tax preparation. No appointment necessary.

10:00 am
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 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. The theme today is "LOVE".

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This hands-on class will help you learn the basic parts of a computer and a little of how to navigate a PC.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:30am

Join us for a fun Valentine's Day storytime! We'll read about how dinosaurs say 'I love you', a sock looking for its mate, and a dog that meets an unexpected friend. We will also make a Valentine's craft.

*Please note the time change.

1:00 pm
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

ARGO - starring Ben Affleck and George Clooney

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.

This movie runs 120 minutes and is rated R for language and some violent images.

2:00 pm
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Need a last minute card? From making a customize greeting card to creating a sign this class can be of help. Learn the basics of this popular desktop publishing program. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:00pm

"The Odd Couple" (1967) is February's comedy, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Neil Simon's screenplay pairs polar opposites in a living arrangement that is both laugh out loud funny, and intelligent. Served up with soda and popcorn, it will make your afternoon brighter!

5:00 pm
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 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, 02/14/2014 - 6:30pm

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.