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Library Interview: David Thomson

David Thomson

David Thomson, regarded by many as our finest writer about cinema, introduces and talks about the history of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the monster hit of 1975, on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.

Thomas Mallon Presents Watergate on August 9

Watergate by Thomas Mallon book cover

Non Fiction is good when it comes to facts. Fiction is most effective when it comes to feelings. These truths come up frequently in Watergate, Thomas Mallon’s novel about the political scandal that brought down a president.

Library Interview: Brandon Kinney on the Mormon War of 1838

The Mormon War book cover

Missouri’s so-called Mormon War was fought in 1838. But in a sense it’s still being fought today. Just ask Brandon G. Kinney, who will discuss his book The Mormon War: Zion and the Missouri Extermination Order of 1838 on Sunday, June 24.

Dan Rather Is Coming to the Library's YouTube Channel

Dan Rather

You’ve seen him on CBS and HDNet. Soon, you’ll see him live at the Library – and on YouTube. On June 20, 2012, the Library's public conversation with legendary anchorman Dan Rather will be livestreamed to viewers around the world at youtube.com/kclibrary.

Library Interview: Barry Strauss on Masters of Command

Masters of Command book cover

The basic questions of war haven't changed since antiquity, according to Barry Strauss. He'll examine the lessons that ancient military leaders continue to teach us in Masters of Command on Friday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m.