Events

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, August 2 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
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June–October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the seventh annual City Market Summer Book Sales, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

10:00 am
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

11:00 am
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Prepare to be amazed by Dr. Ron's Science Spectacular! Join in the fun with hands-on activities and experiments! Beware: This may get messy! Recommended for ages 3-12.

1:00 pm
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a "beginner's" yoga workshop on Saturday August 2nd at the Westport Branch Library. What does yoga mean? Why do you need yoga? How do I yoga? Find out the answer to these questions, and more! Oh yeah, you will also be practicing yoga!

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 1:30pm

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

2:00 pm
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Local Westside beekeepers Ezekiel Amador and Patrick Dobson discuss the pleasures and challenges of raising bees in an urban environment. Following the presentation at the Ruiz Branch, attendees will walk over to Switzer Neighborhood Farm to see the hives.

Please do not wear perfume or cologne to the farm, as it attracts bees.

A hat is encouraged during the time at the farm.

4:00 pm
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 4:00pm

Eric Litwin’s Pete the Cat series has generated sales of 1.5 million books. Now, the children’s author is turning his attention to nuts – a new series of picture books, The Nuts, featuring daughter Hazel, son Wally, and mama Imma.

Litwin appears at the Library in conjunction with the release of Bedtime at the Nut House. A singer and entertainer as well as a writer, he delivers a fully interactive performance that also will highlight the beloved Pete the Cat. Appropriate for all ages.

Co-sponsored by Reading Reptile.