Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, April 9 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, 04/09/2014 - 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, 04/09/2014 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 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, 04/09/2014 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 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, 04/09/2014 - 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.

2:00 pm
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This informal class will introduce attendees to the features of Google Drive, the popular cloud file storage and sharing service. This course is taught by members of the Google Community Leaders Program. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Central Library - Room 311 (3rd floor)
2-3:30pm
Learn more and sign up

3:00 pm
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:00pm

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, 04/09/2014 - 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, 04/09/2014 - 6:30pm

Remember Barack Obama’s subtle 2008 putdown of Hillary Clinton, when he called her “likable enough?” Maybe the joke is on him.

Not since Ronald Reagan remade the Republican Party in his own image in 1980 has a presidential nomination seemed as inevitable as it does for 2016. The Democratic Party appears settled on Clinton. Her likability rating has climbed in four years, and Democrats are more united than Republicans were in 1980 (or are today). The GOP, meanwhile, lacks a true frontrunner.

Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle and RealClearPolitics’ Washington bureau chief, Carl Cannon, examine the race and likelihood that the U.S. will elect its first female president.