Events

Thursday, March 27 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
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

10:00 am
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

3:00 pm
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 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.

6:00 pm
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:30pm

On the 75th anniversary of the fascist march into Madrid and General Franco’s declaration of victory, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s Donald P. Wright offers an overview of the Spanish Civil War. He emphasizes the political origins of the conflict, the war itself, and the legacy it left in Spain and greater Europe.

This event is part of the Library’s continuing examination of the pivotal year of 1939.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:30pm

March's selection is "Purple Hibiscus" by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The sometimes painful story is of an adolescent girl who finds life with her tyrannical father difficult. When a military coup shakes the city, she and her brother discover a new world at their aunt's home where laughter rings. Join with others for an always lively discussion.