Events

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

Friday, April 11 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
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 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.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:00am

This book sale will feature nearly 2500 items priced from 50¢ to $1. Sale items include children’s books at every reading level, youth audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs. There will be a small selection of new and vintage books available for $5 each.

All proceeds support services and programs at the Kansas City Public Library.

10:00 am
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

This story time and play group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members in activities that explore the world of language using stories, songs, and crafts.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:30am

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

1:00 pm
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Les Miserables - starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway

In early 19th century France, the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past.

2:00 pm
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you lost in the World Wide Web? This class will help. Learn how to use search engines as well as basics strategies for finding what you need. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!

6:00 pm
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:30pm

Kansas City magician Scott Henderson astounds and amazes in a show packed with audience participation, fun, and laughter – all with a positive message.

Things disappear, change color, and one lucky kid will float before your eyes. It’s as much fun for parents as it is for children.

Appropriate for all ages.