Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Monday, June 9 2014

Time Items
All day
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.

8:00 am
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Ten-week session begins June 9th, ends August 15th
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
8:30 – 10:00am at the Westport Library

Family Literacy Project, a one-of-a-kind partnership between the Kansas City Public Library and Literacy Kansas City, is providing basic reading and computer literacy instruction and tutoring to metro parents and their children in an effort to focus on family literacy. The program is free of charge, and is for parents with children ages 2-7 years old.

Students and their children must attend the entire 10 week session. Students must enroll by June 6th, prior to the first session.

9:00 am
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 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
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us as we explore tornadoes, thunderstorms, and clouds. We’ll make pet tornados to take home. Appropriate for ages 6-10.

3:00 pm
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

It's a great time to come to Westport Library and learn how to quilt. The basics are covered and some fabric is available to make a colorful quilt. Also, if you have a quilt already started this would be a good time to finish your project.

5:00 pm
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:30pm

Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30, catch these study sessions designed for adults to help obtain a General Equivalency Diploma, the equivalent of a high school diploma. Pre-registration is required. Call the Adult Basic Education Office at 816-418-7150.

6:00 pm
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 6:30pm

World War II veteran Dick Cole, 98, joins Park University professor Dennis Okerstrom for a discussion of the 1st Air Commando Group, a forerunner to modern special operations units such as SEAL Team Six and Delta Force.

Cole and Okerstrom will discuss the first air commando raid as well as Cole’s other World War II experiences, including serving as Jimmy Doolittle co-pilot during the Tokyo Raid.

The 1st Air Commando Group, whose ranks included former child actor Jackie Coogan, grew out of a top-secret project to invade Japanese-occupied Burma by glider.

Okerstrom is the author of Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II.