Events

Wednesday, July 16 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
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 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's garage is free for ESL students.

Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:30am

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

10:00 am
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:30am

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:30am

We're going to explore our senses in this fun storytime.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:30am

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

12:00 pm
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Please join us every weekday for Harvesters' Summer Meals for Kids. All youth ages 0-18 welcome.

Parking is free.

2:00 pm
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:00pm

Come play board games with your friends and do fun crafts.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Beat the heat with a fun movie on the big screen!

Today's selection: Turbo* (rated PG)

*Movie selection subject to change: call the Plaza Library Kid Corner at 816-701-3481 to confirm.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

A new yoga class with "The Yoga Guy" is starting at Westport! We will be learning yoga basics, but all levels are welcome! Come learn to exercise, relax, and play with yoga. *Please bring your own mat.*

4:00 pm
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Purses, flowers, wallets and tote bags are just a few of the many things you can make with duct tape. Toni and Tess of "Duct Tape Fabulous" will host a workshop in which you can learn to make one, maybe two, of four items - a wallet, a crossbody purse, a flower pen or a petal bracelet.

limit 15

6:00 pm
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:30pm

Half a century after Barry Goldwater ran for president as the 1964 Republican candidate, the late five-term U.S. Senator from Arizona remains an icon of American conservatism – and emblematic of the right’s deep mistrust of activist government and liberal-leaning reform movements.

But “Mr. Conservative” also had a lifelong interest in and commitment to environmental protection.

Fifty years to the day that Goldwater accepted his party’s presidential nomination, environmental historian Brian Allen Drake discusses Goldwater’s latent green streak and how it influenced all aspects of his life. Drake’s presentation recalls a time when environmental issues could cross partisan borders and attract the seemingly unlikeliest of champions, and suggests that today's deep political divisions need not be impassable ones.