Events

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

Thursday, June 19 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
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 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, 06/19/2014 - 9:30am

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

10:00 am
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:30am

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

1:00 pm
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets the first and third Thursday of every month and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

2:00 pm
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 2:00pm
3:00 pm
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

4:00 pm
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:00pm

Need something new to read this summer? Tweens and teens can bring in their gently used books to trade with others. Even if you don’t have anything to trade, you’re sure to walk out with a title to add to your home library collection. Keep in mind that your trade books must be appropriate for readers 10-18.

6:00 pm
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:30pm

Jason Kendall knows baseball inside and out. Emphasis on the inside.

The former Kansas City Royals catcher, whose career spanned 15 seasons and five teams, delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the Grand Old Game in a conversation with The Kansas City Star’s Lee Judge – with whom he has co-authored an insightful new book.

There’s the game everybody sees. And there’s the game within the game that fans don’t see or fail to notice – the superstitions, subtle strategies, and mind games (at which Kendall was a master). He and Judge take you on the field, into the dugout, and behind the closed doors of a major league clubhouse.