Monday, December 17 - Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday, December 21 - 10:00 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Santa Visit
Bring your lists for Santa and join in a holiday sing-a-long, listen to your favorite stories, and make your very own snow globe or decorative votive candle holder to take home. Then, follow us down to the Film Vault to watch a short video. Appropriate for children up to age 6.

Friday, December 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun -
Holiday Tea
This program features a lesson on etiquette, snacks served on fine china, and a visit from Father Christmas! Fancy holiday dress is requested. All ages are welcome. Due to limited space registration is required.


It's the End of the World as
We Know It

What if the Mayans were right? We're hedging our bets and wrapping up the year with a film series about the various forms the apocalypse might take.


Monday, December 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Road (2009)

Rated R (111 min.)


A Very Dickens Christmas

Get into the holiday spirit with five terrific movies inspired by Charles Dickens' immortal story A Christmas Carol.


Saturday, December 22 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Scrooged (1988)

Rated PG-13 (101 min.)



December 1 - December 31, 2012
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Depicting Dickens

This collection of illustrations, photographs, and objects (Doulton figurines, ash trays, teapots) demonstrates the far-flung influences of Charles Dickens' robust, indelible, and often grotesque characters.

November 28, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Kansas City's Finest

The long and colorful history of the Kansas City Police Department is examined in this exhibit featuring images from the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections.

November 10, 2012 - January 6, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living With the Atomic Bomb, 1945-65

This exhibit looks at how everyday citizens during the Cold War responded to the constant threat of nuclear war at home, at school, in their communities, and at play.

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Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 24 and remain closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.


December 24 - December 30, 2012


Friday, Dec. 28 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun -
New Year's Eve Celebration

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Saturday, Dec. 29 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Scrooge (1970)
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