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Friday, May 16 2014

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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
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

2:00 pm
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel to make your work for your small business easier. Excel’s capabilities in organizing and performing calculations of financial data will be presented. Completion of Microsoft Excel Basics is required. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:00pm

This month's movie is the remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Made-for-television, the remake features more special effects and otherwise updates a classic. Not rated.

5:00 pm
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 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!

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

This after-hours gaming night for tweens and teens (9-17) meets the 3rd Friday night of each month. Must play online computer games like Runescape or Minecraft.

For more information, please call Julie at 701.3587.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP SIGNED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN BEFORE ATTENDING.

6:00 pm
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:30pm

Chain Reaction serves up solid science with a side of silliness. One thing leads to another in a hilarious chain reaction machine comprised of audience volunteers. Come enjoy this adventure with Jay and Leslie Cady of Laughing Matters.

In celebration of Children’s Book Week, Plaza Branch staff will also recognize the winners of the Kansas City Public Library’s annual Children’s Bookmark Contest.

Appropriate for all ages.