Event Archive

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Format: 2014-09-18
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  • Enjoy an evening of high-energy original Hip Hop music just for kids!
    Friday, July 16, 2010

    The Littleague returns to Friday Night Family Fun! Not only does this group move the crowd, they create inspired original hip hop music which assists educators and parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. Be ready for a high-energy, fun-filled event!

  • Baseball historian G. Michael Green discusses his new book, the first full biography of former Athletics owner Charlie Finley.
    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    Baseball historian G. Michael Green discusses his new biography of Charlie Finley, the former owner of the Athletics who moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, on Thursday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • The best-selling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife discusses her latest novel, Her Fearful Symmetry.
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Audrey Niffenegger, author of the bestselling The Time Traveler's Wife, discusses her new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, a story about the complications of love, identity, and sibling rivalry.

    When Elspeth Noblin dies, she leaves her apartment to her American twin nieces, Julia and Valentina.

  • Harry S. Truman Book Award winner Steven Casey explains how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations shaped public opinion and influenced the media during the Korean War.
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    Steven Casey discusses his new book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States on Tuesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    The book, which won the 2010 Harry S. Truman Book Award, explains how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations shaped public discourse about the Korean War, influenced media, and gained political and public support.

  • In-depth discussions of five sacred structures that inspire those within and without.
    Sunday, July 11, 2010

    Pastor Charity Goodwin-Rosario tells the unique story of the Melrose United Methodist Church's role in the  development of its historic Northeast neighborhood.

  • Steele will present an energetic and inspiring program about what it’s like to be an author and screenwriter.
    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    Michael Anthony Steele gives an energetic, inspiring, and interactive presentation about what it's like to be an author and screenwriter. He will also describe his exciting journey from professional photographer to his days of blowing things up as a special effects technician.

  • Chamber music ensemble Summerfest performs Luciano Berio’s “Folk Songs,” with Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold.
    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    The chamber music ensemble Summerfest hosts Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold for Luciano Berio's "Folk Songs," an arrangement of folk melodies from America, Armenia, France, Sicily, Italy, Sardinia, and Azerbaijan. 

    This "informance" will explore several of these folk songs, chosen for their emotional character and connection between ancient music-making and contemporary music.

  • Exhibit creator Joseph Opala draws on his 30 years of research to discuss Bunce Island’s history and ties to the American slave trade.
    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    Joseph Opala, the exhibit creator for Bunce Island: A British Slave Castle in Sierra Leone, draws on his 30 years of research to discuss Bunce Island’s history and ties to the American slave trade. From this site off the coast of West Africa, slave traders sent nearly 30,000 African captives to the Americas from 1670 to 1807. Many were shipped to South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah who live in this region today are descendants of these slaves.

  • To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin, John Tibbetts, an associate professor of film at the University of Kansas, presents a multi-media presentation that focuses on the life and work of the composer.
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    John Tibbetts, an associate professor of theater and film at the University of Kansas, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin with a multi-media presentation on the life and work of the composer.

  • Join us on the first Saturday of every month (May - October)  as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the third annual City Market Summer  Book Sale Series.
    Saturday, July 3, 2010

    On the first Saturday of every month this summer in the City Market, 400 Grand St., Kansas City, MO, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales on the North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia. Book sales will continue through October.

    The books range in price from $0.50 to $5.00 and cover many genres.

    For additional information, contact KCLibraryFriends@gmail.com, or call (816) 701-3468.