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 19 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, 03/19/2014 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 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, 03/19/2014 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 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, 03/19/2014 - 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, 03/19/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This week's class has been canceled.

3:00 pm
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 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, 03/19/2014 - 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, 03/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

For most Americans, social security will be a significant part of their retirement income. The decision on when and how to receive this benefit can mean the difference of tens of thousands of dollars in lifetime benefits. Should you take your benefit at 62? Can you continue to work and receive benefits? Can you receive spousal and earned benefits both?

David Jackson, a Certified Financial Planner and member of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Kansas City, will discuss these and other options in a presentation in the Cohen Conference Center at the Plaza Library. Understanding these choices will help future retirees achieve their long-term financial goals.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 6:30pm

Based on the ancient Roman farce by Plautus and performed in burlesque style, this Stephen Sondheim musical follows the conniving slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) as he schemes to win his freedom and the courtesan of his dreams. With Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Jack Gilford and Michael Hordern. (1966; 99 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, 03/19/2014 - 6:30pm

The U.S. government is disintegrating … and that’s a good thing, according to National Review contributor Kevin Williamson, whose new book sees innovative solutions to various social problems emerging from the failure of politics and government.

Politics, he argues, cannot deal with crucial problems in education, health care, social security, and monetary policy. Meanwhile, those who don’t look to the state for goods and services — from home schoolers to Wall Street to organized crime — are experimenting with replacing the state’s outmoded social software with market-derived alternatives.