Events

Saturday, June 7 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
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June–October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the seventh annual City Market Summer Book Sales, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

10:00 am
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

11:00 am
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Pete Opperman, Kansas City landscape architect, discusses the benefits of native plants and rain gardens and facilitates a tour of the Ruiz Branch rain gardens. Attendees will then cross the street to the Tony Aguirre Community Center's butterfly garden for a discussion on butterfly attracting plants. The butterfly garden is designated as an official Monarch Butterfly Way Station.

1:00 pm
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 1:00pm

Stamp collectors can learn about the history and art of collecting while sharing their treasures. Meetings are open to the public.

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Presenters from Lincoln University Extension demonstrate how to build a compost bin out of pallets. Learn the recipe for great compost, proper cooking temperature, how to stir your compost, and what to place in your pile.

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to tap their creative energies and create masterpieces at WCA’s “Kids Team Up for Art” Workshops at the Kansas City Public Libraries.

Local Artists Carmen Moreno and Charlie Mylie lead the Ruiz Library Workshops.

Participants will focus on both individual skill building and the completion of a group project by the end of the session. You will need to wear clothing that will survive paint and glue.

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 1:30pm

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

June's film lineup focuses on Comedy.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.