Events

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

Monday, June 16 2014

Time Items
All day
Sat, 06/14/2014 (All day) - Sun, 08/10/2014 (All day)

The humble apron gets a fascinating re-evaluation in this traveling exhibit of 51 vintage and contemporary kitchen aprons that are both utilitarian and works of art. Featuring aprons from as early as 1900, the exhibit chronicles changing attitudes toward women and domestic work and presents aprons as vehicles for self-expression.

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
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 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, 06/16/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us as we play with our food. We'll see how rock candy is made and maybe sample some as well. We'll also see what happens when you mix baking soda and lemon juice together.

Appropriate for ages 6-10.

3:00 pm
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

June is a great month to learn how to use a sewing machine. Summer shorts, dresses and tanks are fun and easy to sew. As well, learn how to sew buttons on and other basic repairs if you want to tackle your alterations basket.

5:00 pm
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 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, 06/16/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet with neighbors to discuss and resolve local issues. Open to the public.