Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Tuesday, March 18 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, 03/18/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 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, 03/18/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Zoe loves to bake cupcakes, and when she discovers how to add magic to the mix she not only makes her princess tea parties more fun, she also teaches a lesson to her greedy brother Ralph and his friends.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Set up a free e-mail account and learn how to create, send and receive email messages. Registration required and basic computer skills a requirement. Patrons must have already taken Computer & Internet Basics, or have significant internet experience and competency with a mouse.

11:00 am
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 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.

3:00 pm
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 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, 03/18/2014 - 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!

5:00 pm
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:00pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss Maximum Ride, volume 1 by James Patterson, illustrated by NaRae Lee. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the branch library.

Characters based on Patterson's international bestsellers "When the Wind Blows" and "The Lake House" are reinvented in this manga version of "Maximum Ride," featuring Max and the members of her flock: Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel.

6:00 pm
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 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, 03/18/2014 - 6:30pm

Best-selling urban fiction author ReShonda Tate Billingsley discusses and reads from her new novel (written with Victoria Christopher Murray) about the rival wives of Baptist preachers who team up for a reality TV show that will expose their lives in uncomfortable detail. Fortune & Fame reunites the fictional Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Larson Bush, heroines of previous best sellers Sinners and Saints and Friends & Foes.

The author of almost two dozen books for adults and teens, Billingsley is a five-time winner of the National Association of Black Journalists Spirit in the Words competition.

7:00 pm
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 7:00pm

Starting in January and continuing through April, the Kansas City Public Library presents Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a book discussion series that explores daily life in the modern Islamic world.


This series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.