Events

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

Friday, June 6 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
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 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, 06/06/2014 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:30am

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

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

The audience will be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry.

12:00 pm
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss "The Most Dangerous Thing" by Laura Lippman.

2:00 pm
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 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.

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:00pm

"Dark Passage" is one of Bogart and Becall's best thrillers. Humphrey Bogart plays a man on the run from the law who has undergone plastic surgery to find a new life. Lauren Becall is intrigued by this masked man and takes him in. This is classic film noir. 1947. Not Rated.

5:00 pm
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 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, 06/06/2014 - 6:30pm

Join Dino at your interstellar Library branch for a musical storytelling adventure revolving around stars, meteors, and planets. Meet Grandpa O’Dell, space alien Zar, and the cowboy stargazer, Joe, in this educational, interactive, and fun show.

Whether he’s counting monsters, fixing spaceships, or swimming in peanut butter, Dino’s interactive songs and tall tales engage curiosity, inspire laughter, and stir the imagination.

Recommended for ages 3-10.