Event Archive

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  • Kansas native and renowned baseball statistician Bill James discusses his new book, a detailed examination of murder and misdeeds throughout American history.
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Kansas native and renowned baseball statistician Bill James discusses his new book Popular Crime, an examination of murder and misdeeds throughout American history.

  • Gregorio Luke offers a blow-by-blow description of the Battle of Puebla in 1862 in a multimedia presentation featuring paintings, illustrations, and maps.
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French invaders at the Battle of Puebla in1862. Now one of the most popular celebrations in the Latino community, it is an inspiration for the oppressed everywhere and an example that no army however powerful can overcome a united and determined people.

    On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, distinguished Mexican lecturer Gregorio Luke offers a blow by blow description of the battle plus historical background on the attempt by France to turn Mexico into a colony during the 1860s in a multimedia presentation featuring period paintings, illustrations, and maps. The program takes place at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., and begins at 6 p.m.

  • On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend’s yacht, sailed into the waters and vanished. Author Matthew Algeo discusses his new book, the first full account of the president’s disappearance and the medical condition that necessitated it.
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend’s yacht, sailed into the waters of Long Island Sound, and disappeared. What happened was so incredible that, even when the truth was finally revealed, many Americans would not believe it.

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents landmark modern plays about Big Ideas, such as the subtle equation of American identity or the science that makes energy from exploding relationships.   Guys and Dolls
    Sunday, May 1, 2011

    The Library’s fifth Script-in-Hand season closes with the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s performance of Guys and Dolls, featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.

  • In recognition of Preservation Week, the Library offers a series of presentations aimed at helping community members save and store family photos for posterity.
    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    In recognition of Preservation Week (April 24–30, 2011), the Library offers a series of presentations aimed at helping community members save and store family photos for posterity.

    On April 16, Special Collections Librarian Lucinda Adams leads a presentation on Caring for Print Photographs. On April 30, Digital Projects Manager Jordan Fields leads a presentation on Preserving Digital Images.

  • Celebrate Arbor Day with a launch party for the Townleys’ two latest tree-themed books.
    Friday, April 29, 2011

    Friday Night Family Fun celebrates Arbor Day with a launch party titled Branching Out for Roderick and Wyatt Townley’s new publications.

    Local writers Roderick and Wyatt Townley have seldom had new books released at the same time and never on the same theme . . . trees.

  • Best-selling author Arthur Phillips discusses his new novel, The Tragedy of Arthur, in a public conversation with Angela Elam of New Letters on the Air.
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Bestselling author Arthur Phillips discusses his new novel, The Tragedy of Arthur.

  • The Doctor Is In, a series of  one-on-one Q&A sessions with physicians and dentists, features Shadrach Smith, M.D. answering questions on subjects from weight loss to depression.
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    The Doctor Is In, a series of one-on-one Q&A sessions with physicians and dentists, features Shadrach Smith, M.D. answering questions on subjects from weight loss to depression.

  • Historian David Goldfield discusses his vivid narrative history of the Civil War, America Aflame, which offers the first major new interpretation of the era in 20 years.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    Historian David Goldfield discusses his vivid narrative history of the Civil War, America Aflame, which offers the first major new interpretation of the era in 20 years.

  • Selected clips from Freedom Riders sets the stage for a conversation about the civil rights movement, past, present and future, moderated by KCPT's Nick Haines.
    Monday, April 25, 2011

    Selected clips from Freedom Riders — a new documentary describing the experiences of 400 black and white Americans that rode buses into the deep South in defiance of Jim Crow laws in 1961—sets the stage for a community conversation about the civil rights movement, past, present and future, moderated by KCPT’s Nick Haines.

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