Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, February 19 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, 02/19/2014 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 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, 02/19/2014 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 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, 02/19/2014 - 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, 02/19/2014 - 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.

3:00 pm
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 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
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Please join us at the North-East Branch as we host the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art who will be bringing in a variety of special projects. Call 816.701.3485 to sign up for this special event, geared towards ages 8 to 15. Hurry - Space is limited.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:30pm

Murals can be found all over Kansas City—both inside and outdoors. Many of them help us remember important events, or the people who helped build Kansas City. Come join the Kansas City Museum and local artist Jose Faus to learn about local muralists and help us create a mural for the Library.

Join us for Kid's Cafe at 4:00 and stay for this program! Parking is Free!

5:00 pm
GED
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 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, 02/19/2014 - 6:00pm

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.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:30pm

Bobby's Books for Boys is back for a 4th year! The book club, for boys ages 8-12, meets once a month October through March 2014. Each month boys read a great book, learn something new, enjoy snacks and activities, and have FUN!

Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 816.701.3481 ext. 3 or e-mailing PlazaKidCorner@kclibrary.org.
 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:30pm

Veteran re-enactor Charles Everett Pace brings his one man show to Kansas City to portray prominent abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass.

Born enslaved in 1818, Douglass successfully escaped from bondage in 1838 and quickly rose to the front ranks of leading abolitionists, becoming the most famous black American of his day. In the years leading up to the Civil War, his incisive anti-slavery writings and mesmerizing speeches reached broad audiences in the United States and the British Isles. Following emancipation, Douglass continued to lecture and write on civil rights issues, including women’s rights and desegregation. He wrote several versions of his autobiography between 1845 and 1892.