Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed on Thursday, January 1 to celebrate the New Year.

Friday, June 13 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
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 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, 06/13/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:30am

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

11:00 am
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:00am

Join a musical safari! Meet different African animals whose names are set to rhythm. Then pick up percussion instrument and let the jungle jam begin! As the rhythms of the animals blend an exciting sense of community begins to develop – along with a lot of fun.

1:00 pm
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Call - starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin

When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

This 2013 crime thriller runs 94 minutes and is rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language.

Come join us in the Westport meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 1:00pm

Join us as we watch this fun, family friendly movie. Bring your blankets and pillows! Children under the age of nine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed. (Rated PG)

2:00 pm
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Don’t know the difference between a cell and a sheet? This class explores the basics of this powerful spreadsheet program. The prerequisite for this class is Word Basics. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 2:00pm

"It Happened One Night" stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert as an unlikely couple traveling together. Claudette is running away from home and Gable takes her under his protective wing only to fall for her. The circumstances and comedic acting by the pair make this a truly fun movie.

1934 B&W Unrated

5:00 pm
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 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, 06/13/2014 - 6:30pm

Fizz! Boom! Pow! A science experiment has gone terribly wrong, and the animals have taken over the lab. Will they take over the world? Join StoneLion and Einstein R Rat, super genius, in this wacky musical – “The Lab Rat Science Experiment” – for the answers to those questions and an entertaining introduction to the three states of matter, magnetic attraction, and other awesome science concepts.

Recommended for preschool through 6th grade.