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Wednesday, April 2 2014

Time Items
All day
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, 04/02/2014 - 9:00am

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one
help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and
American life. Classes are free.

Parking is free for one hour in the Library garage, and there is also street-side parking for 75 cents an hour.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 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, 04/02/2014 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 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.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:30am

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

3:00 pm
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 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, 04/02/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 PM. Catch these study sessions designed to help those trying to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. Pre-registration required. Call 816-418-7150.

6:00 pm
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:30pm

On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s emergence as a global power. American ingenuity and innovation — some of it supplied by individuals with Kansas City ties — had succeeded where, a few years earlier, the French had disastrously failed, stymied by disease, weather, and geography.

The story of this monumental undertaking — the visionaries who pushed for it and nameless laborers who made it happen 100 years ago — is explored in this documentary that first aired in 2011. The screening previews a new exhibit, The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal, opening at the Linda Hall Library on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:30pm

Dramatist, actor, spoken word artist, writer, and Tony Award-winning poet Lemon Andersen performs selections of his poetry during the kickoff event for this year’s Teen Poetry Month at the Kansas City Public Library.

The evening opens with a 6 p.m. reception. Audience members can sign up for open mic participation starting at 6:30 p.m., and Andersen’s presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.

Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

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