Events

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

Sunday, March 23 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.

1:00 pm
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 1:00pm

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.

2:00 pm
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Participates in the Winter Reading Program can join us today for a celebration of reading. There will be food, prizes and drawings. Lots of fun for everyone!

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 2:00pm

After the deaths in the early 1950s of botanist T.J. Fitzpatrick and his wife, a treasure trove of rare books was found in their modest home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Retired KCPL librarian Sherrie Smith traces the strange history of these early 20th century “hoarders,” who amassed a fabulous collection of rare books, pamphlets, and Western Americana. In 1953, Missouri Valley Special Collections purchased more than 20,000 items from the Fitzpatrick estate.

Smith spent several years working with the Fitzpatrick collection, especially its extensive Mormon collection and Lewis & Clark volumes.