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Format: 2014-07-25
Format: 2014-07-25
  • The Festival Internacional de Música Española y Latinoamericana (FIMEL) presents the second annual International Festival of Spanish and Latin American Music.
    Thursday, June 24, 2010

    With a mission to bring together master musicians, dancers, and young artists from across the world to "share the beauty and artistry of Spanish and Latin American music through study, collaboration, and performance," the Festival Internacional de Música Española y Latinoamericana (FIMEL) presents the second annual International Festival of Spanish and Latin American Music.

  • Pat Antonopoulos, Patti Dickinson, and Jo Ann Stanley share personal stories from their books about difficulties in marriage, children, the importance of friendship, conflict, facing the inevitability of death, balance, personal solitude, and inspiration.
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Three of the four local writers of a book that renowned management consultant Stephen R. Covey says “exemplifies the resilience of the human spirit” share their personal stories about difficulties in marriage, children, the importance of friendship, conflict, facing the inevitability of death, balance, personal solitude, and inspiration on Wednesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Tyranny on Trial  Bruce Roach, the actor portraying Richard, and Sidonie Garrett, producing artistic director,  discuss what is unique about  this production.
    Monday, June 21, 2010

    Shakespeare 101, a get-acquainted series offering insight on the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 performance of King Richard III, is presented by the Festival and SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge). The series precedes the play, set to take place evenings in Southmoreland Park from June 15-July 3.

    June 7 - Richard the Villain.  Dr. Laurie Ellinghausen discusses the English king’s brand of villainy.

  • Kim Brown, the sister of Arthur creator, Marc Brown, talks about her childhood, shows family photos, and reads an Arthur and D.W. book.   Arthur will be stopping by to say hello as well!
    Monday, June 21, 2010

    The Library hosts Kim Brown, the sister of Arthur creator, Marc Brown to talk about her childhood growing up with Marc Brown, show family photos, and read an Arthur and D.W. book.

    Arthur will be stopping by to say hello as well!

  • Joelouis Mattox discusses his series in The Kansas City Call about the NAACP and the history of African-American activism.
    Sunday, June 20, 2010

     Joelouis Mattox discusses his series of articles in the Kansas City Call about the NAACP and the history of African-American activism on Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    Mattox will share information about Roy Wilkins, a former managing editor of The Call and longtime executive director of the NAACP; the history of the NAACP Kansas City branch, The Branch on the Vine; and President Truman’s support for civil rights. 

  • Author Susan K. Salzer discusses her debut novel, a fictional Civil War romance between an injured Jesse James and the young nurse tending his wounds.
    Sunday, June 20, 2010

    Author Susan K. Salzer discusses her debut novel, a fictional story set in Missouri during the Civil War that is based on actual events.

    Hattie Rood is a teenage girl whose weary family is given an extra burden when Confederate rebels leave a wounded 17-year-old Jesse James in her care.

    While her aging father tends to their struggling tobacco crop, Hattie nurses the boy back to health—learning about herself and the nature of war along the way.

  • Join the staff of the Westport Branch and the Westport Center for the Arts for a screening of two films based on the Navajo mystery novels of  Tony Hillerman.
    Saturday, June 19, 2010

    When an accomplished anthropologist and expert on presumably stolen pieces of Anasazi culture disappears, evidence indicates she might have been trying to penetrate the black market in ceramics illegally excavated from Indian lands.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic  Roger Ebert joins the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series for a cross section of his favorites that he believes deserve wider attention.  The Castle (1997)
    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert curates the entries for this year's Off-the-Wall Film Series—EbertfestKC—showing work he thinks deserve wider attention.

  • After a volcanic cloud over much of Europe postponed his presentation in April, Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor for The Economist, will be in Kansas City to share his thoughts on the economy and capitalism’s future.
    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Matthew Bishop discusses his new book, The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, and shares his thoughts on the economy and capitalism’s future.  His scheduled visit in April was postponed when Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull halted travel.

    Bishop, the U.S. business editor for The Economist, says we should learn from past financial crises to map the way to a reformed 21st century capitalism.

  • Reporter and urban planning policy expert Anthony Flint discusses his new book Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City.
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    Reporter and urban planning policy expert Anthony Flint discusses his new book Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City on Wednesday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.