Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, July 30 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, 04/12/2015 (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, 07/30/2014 - 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, 07/30/2014 - 9:30am

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

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

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

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

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

Today's selection: Frozen* (rated PG)

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

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 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, 07/30/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Teens will be discussing "Virals" by Kathy Reichs.

Copies of "Midwinterblood" by Marcus Sedgwick will be handed out for the next teen book club!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Recycled glass jars will be utilized to make candles in this workshop.

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

Progressive Henry Wallace ran for president in 1948 on a platform that advocated an end to the Cold War (he thought domestic fascism was more dangerous than any threat from the USSR), a stop to racial segregation, full voting rights for blacks, and universal government health insurance. On many issues, he was decades ahead of his time.

Yet Wallace could not shake his label as a Communist dupe. As Thomas W. Devine points out in a discussion of his book — winner of the Harry S. Truman Book Award — this was an issue that would trouble progressive and liberal politicians for decades to come.