Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, February 20 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, 02/20/2014 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:30am

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

2:00 pm
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 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, 02/20/2014 - 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, 02/20/2014 - 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 6:00 pm.

6:00 pm
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 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, 02/20/2014 - 6:00pm

Get together with other adult readers and share an evening by playing a variety of literary board games! Bookopoly, Scrabble - Book Lover's Edition, The Lord of the Rings Adventure Board Game, and more! Refreshments will be served.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:30pm

Americans are familiar with Civil War land battles—but much less so with the war at sea, from the development of ironclad warships and submarines to the more mundane naval blockade that created economic starvation in the South.

On the 150th anniversary of the Confederates’ loss of the CSS Hunley—which had been the first combat Submarine to sink an enemy warship—John T. Kuehn of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College examines the largely underappreciated role that naval warfare played in the Civil War. Kuehn, a former Navy aviator, is the author of two books on the Pacific theater in World War II and another on the military history of Japan.