Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, March 4 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
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

It is hard to keep text and numbers separate, but an Excel spreadsheet can help manage them both. Excel makes it easier to gather, store, and manage all the text, numbers, and charts that are important in personal and business accounts. Call 816-701-3481 to register or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 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, 03/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Little Daniel Tiger finishes playtime and gets ready for bed by taking a bath, brushing his teeth, and snuggling under the covers for a bedtime story and a song.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:30am

Designed for novices, it teaches beginner computer skills, including working a mouse, as well as basic Windows features and the online Library catalog. Class size is limited to four, so registration is required.

11:00 am
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:00am

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

12:00 pm
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

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.

3:00 pm
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 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
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Reader's Theatre is made accessible to the youngest among us as we convert picture books into plays with script-in-hand. Build confidence in your reading skills, develop presentation skills, and have a good time. Theatre games like "Zip Zap Zop" and "What Are You Doing" are just part of the fun. K-6th grade, we'll get together every Tuesday for six weeks. Come early to enjoy a snack at Kids Café!
Parking is Free!

6:00 pm
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 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, 03/04/2014 - 6:30pm

Due to a quirk in the calendar in the year 1849, one school of thought contends that Missourian David Rice Atchison deserves to be considered the 12th president of the United States. His “term of office” lasted just 24 hours — most of which he slept through — and took place 165 years ago today.

On Sunday, March 4, 1849, Atchison was serving as president pro tempore of the senate, then third in line for succession to the presidency. Because James K. Polk’s term ended at noon on that day and Zachary Taylor didn’t take the oath of office until noon the next day, Atchison technically may have been the chief magistrate of the land during that interim period.

Chris Taylor, executive director of the Atchison County Historical Society and the world’s smallest unofficial presidential library, offers a whimsical and educational review of Atchison’s brief administration.