Events

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

Wednesday, July 23 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, 07/23/2014 - 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, 07/23/2014 - 9:30am

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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 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, 07/23/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Adapted from the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. The story contains zany versions of classic tales with the fabulous humor that has made this Caldecott Award winning book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith so popular. You will have fun with Jack, the narrator, who takes you through the twists and turns of this wacky tale. Learn the real story of Chicken Licken or is that

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:30am

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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 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.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:30am

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

Please note Starting Aug 1, we will no longer be having storytime on Fridays at 10:30am.

12:00 pm
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

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

Parking is free.

1:00 pm
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Adapted from the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Have fun with Jack as he takes you through the twists and turns of this wacky tale. Learn the real story of Chicken Licken ... or is that Chicken Little? And then there is Cinderumpelstiltskin, and the Really Ugly Duckling.

Recommended for all ages.

2:00 pm
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:00pm

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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 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.*