Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday, May 13 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, 01/04/2015 (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, 05/13/2014 - 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, and parking in the Library garage is free to ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word and how to create letters and professional looking documents using this word processing program. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

With bare cupboards and empty bellies, three hungry cats make a cunning plan. All they need is a penguin.
Can the penguin escape and be home in time for dinner?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 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.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduces the World Wide Web, search engines, and basic search strategies. Attendees must have taken Computer Basics. Registration required. 816-701-3486.

11:00 am
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

This class is geared toward both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. Come and learn relaxation skills while engaging in non-aerobic exercise every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

3:00 pm
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Find your voice. Share your voice. Create your own story. Design a website or a game. Produce a podcast or a web series. Create! Create! Create!

5:00 pm
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, act out scenes, craft and play games. Ages 8-11.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:00pm
book jacket

Oh My Teen discusses Splintered by A.G. Howard. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

6:00 pm
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:30pm

Thirty years ago Eddy Harris took a solo canoe trip down the Mississippi River. The result was the acclaimed Mississippi Solo: A River Quest.

As he prepares a second journey down the big river, Harris discusses his past and present and the changes the intervening years have wrought — on the river, on the country, and on himself.

Harris’ penetrating accounts of his travels — among them Native Stranger and Still Life in Harlem — center on his own identity and the identity of blacks in general, and how places either embrace or alienate black culture.