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Format: 2014-10-31
Format: 2014-10-31
  • A panel discussion of the future of Kansas City's oldest and largest general history museum.
    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    The Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall is the city’s oldest and largest general history museum. Housed in the former residence of lumber baron Robert A. Long, the publicly and privately funded museum is currently undergoing an extensive site-wide restoration. Its many partners, staff and surrounding neighborhoods are vigorously planning for the next century of public service.

  • Bert Hansen explores the role LIFE Magazine played in shaping Americans’ ideas of science in the middle of the 20th century.
    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    On Thursday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Bert Hansen, Ph.D will present Wonders of Nature and Miracles of Medicine: Popularizing Science in LIFE Magazine, 1936-1972.

    A 6 p.m. reception will precede the presentation.

  • Archivists Randy Roberts and Shannon Phillips Julien discuss their new book, a photographic history of Pittsburg State University.
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Archivists Randy Roberts and Shannon Julien discuss their new book Pittsburg State University: A Photographic History of the First 100 Years on Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Debut author Anne Fortier discusses her novel, Juliet, inspired in part by the Shakespearean tragedy.
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Debut author Anne Fortier discusses her novel Juliet, inspired in part by the Shakespearean tragedy.

    Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Italy that holds an old family treasure. Soon she begins a perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena, where she discovers that she also inherited Mercutio’s curse—and that she is its next target.

  • Local children’s advocates SuEllen Fried and Blanche Sosland present a strategy to reduce the pain, rage, and revenge cycle of bullying.
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Local children’s advocates SuEllen Fried and Blanche Sosland present a strategy to reduce the pain, rage, and revenge cycle of bullying on Tuesday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Their techniques are developed from hands-on interaction with educators, parents, and students.

  • Author John Shors discusses his new novel about a former high-tech executive who honors his late wife’s final wish by taking their 10-year-old daughter on a trip across Asia.
    Monday, September 13, 2010

    John Shors discusses his new novel, The Wishing Trees, which is about a former high-tech executive who honors his late wife’s final wish by taking their 10-year-old daughter on a trip across Asia.

    Almost a year after the death of his wife Kate, Ian finds a letter containing her plea for him to take their daughter on the trip they had long planned. The Wishing Trees follows Ian and Maggie’s epic journey as they leave notes to Kate in “wishing trees” along the way and encounter miracles large and small.

  • Crosby Kemper III and Saralyn Reece Hardy lead a conversation with peripatetic Romanian artists Dan and Lia Perjovschi.
    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Crosby Kemper III and Saralyn Reece Hardy lead a conversation with peripatetic Romanian artists Dan and Lia Perjovschi.

  • The most successful of the Saturday Night Live alumni, Bill Murray continues to win new fans and reward longtime followers with his selective choice of big screen starring roles and always memorable bit parts.
    Saturday, September 11, 2010

    What About Bob? (1991) on September 11. When his therapist leaves town for vacation, Bob Wiley (Murray) follows him to a peaceful lakeside retreat – which becomes much less therapeutic for Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). Rated PG. (99 min.)

  • An online networking publication geared toward empowering women with knowledge through life experiences, editor Serita Belton presents the panel discussion The Conversation: A Man’s Thoughts on Interacting with Women.
    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    To commemorate the launch of ShhGirl! Magazine, an online networking magazine geared toward empowering women with knowledge through life experiences, editor Serita Belton presents the panel discussion The Conversation: A Man’s Thoughts on Interacting with Women.

  • Learn about different career opportunities for teens from local trade unions, colleges, and community organizations.
    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    The L.H. Bluford Branch hosts its ‘What’s Next?’ College and Trade Fair on Thursday, September 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn about different career opportunities for teens from local trade unions and colleges as well as employment and community organizations. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win several door prizes.