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.
Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.
Swoon with Irene Dunne, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis. Take in this lineup of great screen romances.
In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Car Repairs are no fun for anyone. Learn maintenance tips that will help keep those hard earned dollars in your pocket. This part one of a two part class that demonstrates basic maintenance tips with a real automobile. Call 816.701.3483 to register today.
The Kansas City Public Library is hosting Money Smart Month programs across multiple Library locations during April 2014.
The Library will waive up to $30 in overdue fines and fees for any Kansas City Public Library cardholder who attends one or more of these Money Smart Month events.
This Emmy-winning documentary follows a group of black and white activists who, in the early ’60s, risked beatings and imprisonment by travelling together through the South in defiance of segregationist laws.
Randal M. Jelks, associate professor of American Studies with a joint appointment in African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, provides opening and closing remarks.
The Created Equal film series is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Bridging Cultures, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.