Events

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

Friday, August 8 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
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:30am

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

1:00 pm
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Words - starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Zoe Saldana A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

This movie runs 103 minutes and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. Come join us in the Westport meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.

2:00 pm
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

If you don’t know anything about computers this class is for you. Learn the parts of a computer as well as how files work. The correct way to use a mouse will be explained. Call 701-3449 to register or click here.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:00pm

"The Long Long Trailer" starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and Marjorie Main. An engaged couple dream about having a house, but end up with a trailer that leads to all kinds of mishaps and the comedy that goes with it. 1953, Not Rated.

5:00 pm
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 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!

6:00 pm
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:30pm

In its second season, the Kansas City Opera Institute brings the most famous of the Mother Goose fairy tales, Puss in Boots, to the Library.

It’s the story of a young miller and his new pet, a remarkably smart and mischievous talking cat, which sets off to find his owner riches, romance, and true happiness. Appropriate for preschoolers and up.