Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, June 11 2014

Time Items
All day
Tue, 04/22/2014 (All day) - Sun, 04/12/2015 (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
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 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.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:30am

Join us as we read great books about colors and have a fun color craft!

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

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

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

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

2:00 pm
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:00pm

Come play board games with your friends and do fun crafts.

4:00 pm
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Glass beads will be provided for you to create a beautiful bracelet.

Limited to 10 teen participants.

5:00 pm
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 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
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:30pm

A panel of experts from Kansas and Missouri discusses ongoing efforts to develop MetroGreen, a system of nature areas, greenways, and trails throughout the Kansas City area.

The panel includes Mark McHenry, Director of Kansas City Parks, Recreation, and Boulevards; Greg Ruether, Director of Parks Services for the City of Overland Park; and Janet Snook Bartnik, Director of Liberty Parks and Recreation. Tom Jacobs, director of environmental programs at the Mid-America Regional Council, opens the program with an overview of the MetroGreen system and its contemplated 1,144 mile network.

The discussion and a subsequent open forum is moderated by noted pedestrian Henry Fortunato, the Library's director of public affairs.