Events

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

Friday, February 21 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, 02/21/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

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

10:00 am
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

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. Our story time today is about "NUMBERS".

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

During this hands-on class you will get a Yahoo! Mail or G-mail account and learn the features each account has.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:30am

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

*Please note the time change.

2:00 pm
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Need an e-mail account but don’t know the first thing about using one? This class will help you get a free e-mail account and learn how to use it. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:00pm

Join us for "Stargate" starring Kurt Russell, James Spader, and Jaye Davidson. This Sci-Fi action movies starts with the decoding of an ancient Egyptian artifact known as Stargate. What ensues propels Colonel Jack O'Neil and crew to a planet galaxies away and a battle for freedom and a way back home. Rated PG-13.

5:00 pm
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 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, 02/21/2014 - 6:30pm

This year’s winners of the 21st Annual Young Writers Contest will be recognized—and all participants celebrated—at a grand reception sponsored by Reading Reptile, the Kansas City Public Library, and the Johnson County Library.

The contest is open to children ages 5-12 with entries ranging from poems to essays to short stories. Winners are chosen by local authors and illustrators who create original artwork for each winning piece.