Events

Tuesday, May 20 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, 05/20/2014 - 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, 05/20/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

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

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Want to start using social networking, or know more about what your friends and kids are doing online? Perhaps you'd just like to know what the fuss is all about. In this class, you will see a sample of the social networking sites available on the internet, and how you can benefit from them. Some experience using the internet recommended. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Loud, boisterous Elephant learns how to be friends with calm, quiet Giraffe.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 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, 05/20/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Set up a free email account and learn how to create, send and receive email messages. Attendees must have taken Computer Basics and Internet Basics to enroll in this class. Registration required. 816-701-3486.

11:00 am
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 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, 05/20/2014 - 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!

4:00 pm
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
book jacket

Teen readers discuss the 2 volume set Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang. Graphic Fiction Readers is a book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the branch library.

China 1898, bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."

6:00 pm
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:30pm

This event has been canceled at the speaker’s request due to an illness. We will make every effort to notify interested persons when and if the program is rescheduled.

Aristocratic and sophisticated, tasteful and discreet, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, wife of Theodore Roosevelt, ran the White House with a sure hand. But her reputation as a secular saint is misleading, says historian Lewis L. Gould, who among other things points to her virulent racism.