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 18 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, 02/18/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you. This class focuses on the basics of online navigation and searching. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 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, 02/18/2014 - 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, 02/18/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journed North during the time of the Great Migration.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:00am

Set up a free e-mail account and learn how to create, send and receive email messages. Registration required and basic computer skills a requirement. Patrons must take Computer Basics and Internet Basics before taking E-mail Basics, or have significant Internet experience.

12:00 pm
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:00pm

Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Do you want a chance to get out from behind your desk and do something just for you? Try out our free yoga class at the library. This basic class is good for beginners and yoga lovers alike.

3:00 pm
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 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
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 5:00pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs, illustrated by Cassandra Jean. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the branch library.


6:00 pm
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 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!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:30pm

Well before the famous 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City sparked the modern gay rights movement, Kansas City had its own active gay rights community that was a meaningful participant in the larger national movement. Post-Stonewall, the city’s emerging gay and lesbian community strove to provide venues and services to address the growing needs of its members.

Stuart Hinds, head of the LaBudde Special Collections at the UMKC Libraries; Kevin Scharlau, History PhD. candidate at UMKC; and attorney Kay Madden hold a lively discussion of the history of LGBT advocacy in the Kansas City area.

7:00 pm
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:00pm

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.


This series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.