Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, April 22 2014

Time Items
All day
Tue, 04/22/2014 (All day) - Sun, 06/08/2014 (All day)

In the pre-digital era before cellphones, satellites, and the internet allowed travelers to instantly transmit their photos and comments to family and friends, Americans relied on “snail mail” and the picture postcard.

More than 200 examples of Kansas City postcards from the early to mid-1900s are featured in an encore presentation of the exhibit Greetings from Kansas City: Postcard Views of a Midwestern Metropolis, 1900-1950. Created in 2013 and originally displayed from January through June of that year, the exhibit earned the American Library Association’s 2014 Excellence in Library Programming Award.

Tue, 04/22/2014 (All day) - Sun, 04/12/2015 (All day)

For more than a century, the Kansas City Stockyards fed a nation hungry for fresh meat. The heyday of the stockyards is long gone, undermined by flood, environmental concerns, and shifting economics. But this powerful financial engine is celebrated in Cowtown: History of the Kansas City Stockyards, a new exhibition of photographs, blueprints, drawings, and documents culled from more than 5,000 items retrieved from a Livestock Exchange Building storeroom in 2008.

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
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 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.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Everybody say hello! Say it loud! Bow-Wow! Say it proud! Meow!
Say it silly! Hee-Haw!
A rip-roaring celebration of a book, perfect for sharing with noisy little ones!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

11:00 am
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

From novice to more advanced, this class is a perfect way to get exercise while practicing relaxations techniques.

3:00 pm
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 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.

4:00 pm
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch library. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the branch library.

Nate's not happy about his family moving to a new house in a new town. But when he discovers a tape recorder and note addressed to him under the floorboards of his new bedroom, Nate is thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing many, many years ago.

6:00 pm
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Library and the American Association of University Women on the fourth Tuesday of each month as they host discussions of noteworthy books.
April's selection is "Aftermath: A Novel" by Brian Shawver.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Library and the American Association of University Women on the fourth Tuesday of each month as they host discussions of noteworthy books. April's selection is Aftermath: A Novel by Brian Shawver.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:30pm

For decades, the fictional world of superheroes was dominated by male characters. Wonder Woman was the only female with any real clout.

Filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan presents and leads a discussion of her feature documentary exploring the concept of heroic women from the birth of superheroes in the 1940s to the TV and big screen action blockbusters of today. Actresses Lynda (Wonder Woman) Carter and Lindsay (The Bionic Woman) Wagner, feminist Gloria Steinem, and punk rocker Kathleen Hanna are among those interviewed in the film.

Presented by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center.