Events

Thursday, June 12 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
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 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.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

10:00 am
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as we enjoy a variety of games and share fun and good times!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:30am

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

2:00 pm
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:00pm

We'll explore optical illusions through stories and activities.

3:00 pm
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Do crazy science experiments and make explosive crafts! Something new each week!

6:00 pm
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 6:30pm

Featuring as many as three dozen local garment and accessory designers, the annual West 18th Street Fashion Show has become the cornerstone of forward-thinking fashion design in Kansas City. In advance of this year’s event (scheduled for June 14) celebrated fashion professionals discuss their work at the Central Library.

Participating are fashion designers and professionals Hadley Johnson, Joni Johnson, Tara Light, and Tom Paolini, plus fashion editor-writer-stylist Susan Cannon and multimedia artist-designer Maegan Stracy. Katie van Luchene of KC Magazine and Good Health KC moderates.