Events

Tuesday, June 24 2014

Time Items
All day
Sat, 06/21/2014 (All day) - Sun, 08/31/2014 (All day)

Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5 percent of the U.S. population – over 17 million people – and those numbers are growing. In the first exhibition of its kind, the Smithsonian Institution explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by our nation’s history.

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
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 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.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn how to create professional looking slide show presentations. Call 816-701-3481 to register or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Mr. Victor Allen, model maker, will provide information on the creation of the car featured in the movie, "Back To The Future" and the making of the movie. There will be a full-sized replica of the "Back To The Future" car outside the Southeast Branch for children to see during the program. Mr. Allen will have a display of models from "Back to the Future" in the library display case for the month of June.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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 to answer that question as well as learn about the three states of matter, magnetic attraction and other awesome science concepts!

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:00am

Sing along, march, clap hands in time to the music, dance and take part in the fun of a live musical performance. Janie’s smile and enthusiasm are contagious, and her original songs are so catchy that they’ll stick in your head, and you won’t want them to leave!

Appropriate for preschool and early elementary aged children.

11:00 am
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00am

Whether you're novice or have practiced yoga for a long time, this is a way to mellow out your Tuesday afternoon and learn more about yoga.

5:00 pm
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:00pm

Looking to volunteer at your library? Stop by and find out the many ways you can participate to gain the volunteer hours you might need to graduate. We'll collaborate together to plan teen events at the library. During this meeting, we'll finish our final plans for our upcoming gaming lock-in. Meetings are approximately 1 hour 15 min in length.

6:00 pm
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Join the Library and the American Association of University Women on the fourth Tuesday of each month as they host discussions of noteworthy books. June's selection is "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:30pm

As Scottish voters prepare for this autumn’s national referendum on leaving the United Kingdom, military historian Tony Mullis looks back on the country’s earlier, bloodier struggle for independence and a pivotal battle exactly 700 years ago.

In 1314, English King Edward II led an army north to quell the rebellious Scots and their king, Robert Bruce. At the Battle of Bannockburn on June 24, 1314, the Scots prevailed despite being outnumbered 2-1, forcing the English to formally concede Scotland’s independence.

A frequent speaker at the Library, Mullis is a professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.