Event Archive

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  • Professor David Meyers examines the surgical techniques used during the war as well as the predominance of disease as a cause of death.
    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    David Meyers, a professor of medicine- cardiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, presents a discussion on Medicine in the Civil War.

    Meyers is a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons. For more than 25 years, he has lectured on Civil War medicine. In his presentation, Meyers examines the surgical techniques used during the war as well as the predominance of disease as a cause of death.

  • Join top Latino authors for a  celebration of children’s Latino literature.
    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    Saturday, June 4, 2011
    Reception: 2 p.m. • Presentation: 2:30 p.m.
    Children’s Author René Colato Laínez
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    Sunday, June 5, 2011
    1:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion: How to Select and Effectively Use Bilingual Books
    1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.: Art and Writing Workshops for kids under 12.
    3 p.m.: Latin American Folktales

    Co-sponsored by Latino Writers Collective with assistance from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

  • Join top Latino authors for a  celebration of children’s Latino literature.
    Saturday, June 4, 2011

    >The Kansas City Public Library hosts the Latino Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2011, and Sunday June 5, 2011 at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    The Saturday event begins at 2:30 p.m. with the key note speech titled, From Immigrant Child to Published Author: Dreams Come True by bilingual children’s author René Colato Laínez. A 2 p.m. reception will precede his presentation.

  • The Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch hosts a bikesafety event for the whole family. BikeSource and Family Bike will offer free bike check-ups. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza will provide a complimentary lunch.
    Saturday, June 4, 2011

    The Plaza Branch hosts a Bike Safety Event for the whole family.

    The event features a panel of local bicycle enthusiasts addressing various issues such as preparing for a bike event, bike commuting, and more. There will also be two Kansas City, Missouri police officers on hand to discuss bike safety and rules of the road.

    BikeSource and Family Bike will offer free bike check-ups. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza will provide a complimentary lunch.

  • Join us on the first Saturday of every month (May - September)  as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the fourth annual City Market Summer  Book Sale Series.
    Saturday, June 4, 2011

    Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

    Join fellow book lovers on the first Saturday of every month (May – September) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the fourth annual City Market Summer Book Sale Series.

  • Kick off the Kansas City Public Library’s 2011 Summer Reading Program with a high-energy children’s concert by Rockin Rob.
    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Summer is finally here! Come help us celebrate by signing up for the Summer Reading Program. Rockin Rob will be here to keep our toes tapping and our hands clapping.

    Rockin Rob brings a traditional and original style of children’s music, mixing Folk/ A Capella/ Oldies/ Blues/ Freestyle/ Doo Wop/Gospel/and Rock and Roll. Educating and interacting with children through the benefits of music, movement, storytelling and FUN is not only a passion, but a mission.

  • National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu discusses his new book Whatever Gets You Through the Night, a retelling of the classic Arabian Nights.
    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    Author and National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu discusses his new book Whatever Gets You Through the Night, an irreverent and deeply funny retelling of the Arabian Nights.

  • Learn about some of the best hiking/bicycling trails in Kansas City and hear an update on the development of MetroGreen – the contemplated 1,144-mile system of nature areas, greenways, and trails that spans six counties on both sides of the state line.
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    A panel of experts from Kansas and Missouri discusses ongoing efforts to develop MetroGreen—a system of nature areas, greenways, and trails—with an emphasis on the more than 200 miles that have already been constructed and are open to the public. Once completed, the network will stretch 1,144 miles.

  • In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, James H. Willbanks discusses the history of the Medal of Honor, which has been awarded by the president to more than 3,400 of the most heroic members of the U.S. armed forces since 1861.
    Saturday, May 28, 2011

    Location: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
    100 W. 26th Street

    James H. Willbanks, director of the Department of Military History at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, discusses the history of the Medal of Honor, which has been awarded by the president in the name of Congress to more than 3,400 of the bravest and most heroic members of the U.S. armed forces since 1861.

  • Noted humorist Roy Blount Jr. discusses Alphabetter Juice, the follow up to the critically acclaimed Alphabet Juice.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Noted humorist Roy Blount Jr. discusses Alphabetter Juice, the follow up to the critically acclaimed Alphabet Juice.

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