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.

Thursday, September 18 2014

Time Items
All day
Sat, 09/13/2014 (All day) - Sun, 11/02/2014 (All day)

Internationally renowned textile artist Jason Pollen has made Kansas City his home since 1983. This exhibit of his work, some on public display for the first time, celebrates that three-decade (and counting) chapter of his career.

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, 09/18/2014 - 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, 09/18/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:00am

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

1:00 pm
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 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, 09/18/2014 - 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, 09/18/2014 - 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.

5:00 pm
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, craft, and play games. For kids ages 8-11

6:00 pm
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:30pm

There are few storytellers like old baseball scouts because, well, nobody collects stories like the guys who spend a lifetime crisscrossing America’s byways and backwaters in search of future major leaguers.

Art Stewart’s memory bank runs especially deep. Still active in his 45th season with the Kansas City Royals, he helped bring Bo Jackson to KC and signed pitcher Kevin Appier, outfielders Johnny Damon and Carlos Beltran, and current Royals catcher Salvador Perez among 70-some other big-league players.

With his co-author, Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger, the 87-year-old Stewart discusses his new book, The Art of Scouting: Seven Decades Chasing Hopes and Dreams in Major League Baseball. Other members of the Royals family will appear with them.

Royals great George Brett and General Manager Dayton Moore deliver opening remarks.