Events

Thursday, September 11 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
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 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.

10:00 am
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as we enjoy a variety of games and share fun and good times!

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 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.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 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.

1:00 pm
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

A gathering of needleworks enthusiasts! This group meets every Thursday but not on any 5th Thursday of the month. and works on all kinds of needlework projects (knitting, rug hooking, crochet, applique, needlepoint, embroidery, etc.) No instruction is provided. Just bring a project and have fun!

3:00 pm
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 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.

4:00 pm
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Drop by between 4 - 6 p.m. to make locker magnets! For teens

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:30pm

Learn to cook simple and nutritional recipes for yourself or the whole family. During this four week course, you'll meet every Thursday to receive hands on training in using kitchen equipment and other cooking skills. Registration is required and is aimed at the teen audience only.

6:00 pm
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:30pm

From Kansas City’s signature Country Club Plaza to pristine shopping districts and neighborhoods across the country, J.C. Nichols’ imprint on the American landscape remains deep and far-reaching.

The famed real estate developer, who died a little more than 64 years ago, is spotlighted in the latest installment of the Library’s popular Meet the Past series. Nichols — as portrayed by historian and Meet the Past veteran Bill Worley — will be interviewed by Library Director Crosby Kemper III.

The program also includes introductory remarks about Nichols and the architectural legacy of the Country Club Plaza by Stephanie Meeks, president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Jonathan Kemper, president of the Library’s Board of Trustees and co-chair of the National Trust Council.

The presentation will be taped by KCPT for later broadcast.