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, March 12 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, 03/12/2014 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 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, 03/12/2014 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:30am

Be sure to bring your little one for fun activities and playtime! This 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.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 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.

2:00 pm
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:00 pm
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 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
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 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 the Adult Basic Education office at 816-418-7150.

6:00 pm
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 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, 03/12/2014 - 6:30pm

Some countries are so good at educating children that virtually all their youngsters can make complex arguments and solve complex problems. In other words, they are learning to think.

In her bestselling book, author Amanda Ripley, an investigative journalist for Time and The Atlantic, follows three young Americans who have opted to study in Finland, Poland, and South Korea — hotbeds of education where rigorous teaching, parental input, and eager students are revolutionizing learning.