Events

Friday, June 27 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
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 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, 06/27/2014 - 10:30am

Not at this storytime! We are going to read some stormy books and have a rainy craft.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:30am

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

1:00 pm
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Make a recycled robot with us! Fizz, Boom, Crafts! at the Central Library, Friday, June 27 at 1 p.m. Every boy and girl should have at least one recycled bot in his/her bedroom. Bring your own materials or use ours. Be creative in making a robot, and bring home a new, fantastic friend. Parking is free for this event.

2:00 pm
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Need a last minute card? From making a customize greeting card to creating a sign this class can be of help. Learn the basics of this popular desktop publishing program. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.

5:00 pm
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 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!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 5:00pm

Teen gamers are invited to an after hours teen-only event. Compete as individuals or teams in video game tournaments, scavenger hunts, and more. Sign-up and a permission form is required. Call Trails West to reserve a spot (816.701.3483).

6:00 pm
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:30pm

Watch in amazement as the Mad Scientist defies gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. With fascinating science demonstrations – employing didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands, and steaming chemical reactions – youngsters are drawn into the exciting world of chemistry.

Appropriate for all ages.