Events

Tuesday, September 9 2014

Time Items
All day
Sat, 09/06/2014 (All day) - Sun, 10/19/2014 (All day)

This new exhibit reflects the celebrations, sorrows, challenges, and other personal experiences of 40 artists – most of Chicano-Latino heritage – who mastered the specialized silkscreen technique of serigraphy in workshops at the Austin, Texas, studio of the late Sam Coronado.

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
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:00am

ESL (English as a Second Language)
Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.
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 is free for ESL students.
Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which will offer insights into hardware and software components and their uses. Call 816-701-3481 to register, or click here.

10:00 am
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Bobby thinks his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00am

Join us for songs, stories, occasional crafts and fun! Birth to age 5. Every Tuesday at 10. Parking is Free!

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00am

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing and conversation. No fee or books required. For more information call the North-East branch: 816-701-3485.

3:00 pm
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Teens will learn how to choose healthy foods and prepare healthy meals! Students will learn about the USDA MyPlate and the five food groups through fun games and activities. Students will learn the basics of cooking by preparing yummy recipes of healthy meals and snacks. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a graduation certificate and their very own Kids in the Kitchen cookbook!

Limited to 15 participants.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Find your voice. Share your voice. Create your own story. Design a website or a game. Produce a podcast or a web series. Create! Create! Create! Open to youth ages 13-18. Facebook.com/kcdml, @KCDML.

5:00 pm
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:00pm

Oh My Teen discusses The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Register at EventBrite

Join Mozilla Hive KC for the official launch of the Kansas City Hive Learning Network.

Learning takes place anywhere and anytime. Not just in school. Therefore, Hive KC aims to connect diverse learning experiences to give kids more ways to engage, learn, share, and explore. Hive KC brings together schools, educators, cultural institutions and youth-serving organizations throughout the metro area to do just that.

6:00 pm
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:30pm

Jen Mann is, first, a suburban Johnson County, Kansas, wife and mother of two and, second, a witty, biting writer whose blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, has garnered a national following. Featured on The Huffington Post, the young parents’ online magazine Babble, and cable television’s Headline News, she has been described as Erma Bombeck – with f-bombs.

Mann appears at the Library to launch her new book, People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges, a laugh-out-loud collection of essays on suburban life, marriage, and motherhood. Subjects range from the politics of joining a play group to the thrill of a moms’ night out at the gun range.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:30pm

An estimated 225,000 adults in Kansas City function at the lowest literacy level, denied some of the simplest and most important moments in life because they cannot read.

The nonprofit organization Literacy Kansas City targets that issue through tutoring and other direct services, advocacy, and collaboration. Its sixth annual event at the Library, The Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word, emceed by KCPT-TV’s Nick Haines, commemorates the effort and the adult learners benefitting from it. A number of them share their stories. Local writers including bestselling author Candice Millard, poet and novelist Maija Rhee Devine, journalist Brian Burnes, and human rights activist Alvin Sykes also read personal stories and original writings.

Mayor Sly James will deliver opening remarks.