Events

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Wednesday, February 26 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, 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, 02/26/2014 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 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, 02/26/2014 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 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, 02/26/2014 - 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, 02/26/2014 - 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.

2:00 pm
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

This informal class will introduce attendees to Gmail, the free email service from Google. This course is taught by members of the Google Community Leaders Program. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Central Library - Room 311 (3rd floor)
2-3:30pm
Learn more and sign up »

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Please join us at North East as we present the Nelson Art Gallery who will be bringing in a variety of special projects. Sign up now to participate in this special event!!! (Geared towards ages 8 to 15). Hurry - space is limited. Call now (816) 701-3485

3:00 pm
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 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
GED
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 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, 02/26/2014 - 6:30pm

Rob Reiner directs a deep comic cast (Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest) and delivers a hilarious fairy tale about vengeful swordsmen, a kidnapped princess, pirates, ogres, and the odious Prince Humperdinck. (1987; 98 minutes; PG)

Join Kansas City Public Library readers’ advisory expert (and film enthusiast) Kaite Stover for film screenings and animated conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are official selections of the Stop Me if You’ve Read This One Suggested Readings list. Discussions will immediately follow the film presentation.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 6:30pm

Kansas City’s River Market area was known in the 1970s as River Quay, a redeveloped home to restaurants and bohemian shops—and site of a violent Mafia turf war.

The dispute left three establishments burned or blown up and several mobsters killed, devastating the district. Gary Jenkins, a local attorney and documentary filmmaker, was a Kansas City police detective at the time and part of a subsequent investigation that uncovered a multi-city mob conspiracy to skim money from Las Vegas casinos.