Event Archive

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Format: 2014-10-20
Format: 2014-10-20
  • Rosemary Herbert discusses A New Omnibus of Crime, a collection of the best short fiction in the crime and mystery genres, which she co-edited with the late Tony Hillerman.
    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Rosemary Herbert discusses A New Omnibus of Crime, a collection of short stories she co-edited with the late Tony Hillerman, the award-winning author best known for his Navajo Police mystery novels, on Thursday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Restaurateur Carl DiCapo shares stories from his five decades at the iconic Kansas City eatery.
    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    Restaurateur Carl DiCapo tells the history of Kansas City’s iconic eatery, Italian Gardens, on Sunday, August 22, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • 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.
    Friday, August 20, 2010

    Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert curates the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series, presenting a cross section of his favorite films called EbertfestKC.

  • Friday Night Family Fun presents a special Mad Science show in conjunction with the Big Bugs exhibit on display at Powell Gardens until October 3, 2010.
    Friday, August 20, 2010

    Friday Night Family Fun presents a special Mad Science show: Bugs, Habitats, and Hives Oh My!

    Children will be introduced to all kinds of fun and zany experiments revolving around our insect friends as they witness amazing “Ant-ics”, take part in a queen bee game, and learn about insect defenses and the different habitats where our many-legged friends live.

    The event is co-sponsored by Powell Gardens in conjunction with its Big Bugs exhibit running through October 3.

  • Filmmaker Gary Jenkins presents Negroes To Hire, a documentary based on American Slave Narratives gathered from 1936-38. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
    Thursday, August 19, 2010

    Filmmaker Gary Jenkins presents Negroes To Hire, a documentary on slavery in Missouri based on American Slave Narratives gathered from 1936-38. The film features commentaries by scholars Jimmy Johnson, Diane Mutti Burke, Antonio Holland, and Harriet Frazier.  The screening will be followed by a discussion including Jenkins, Johnson, and Kevin Wilmott, associate professor at KU.

  • Former editor Laura Hockaday shares historical and personal anecdotes attributed The Star’s founder and publisher, William Rockhill Nelson, and the founder of the women’s news department, Nell Snead.
    Sunday, August 15, 2010

     Former Kansas City Star editor Laura Hockaday shares historical and personal anecdotes attributed to two Star legends, founder and publisher William Rockhill Nelson and founder of The Star’s women’s news department Nell Snead on Sunday, August 15, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Join us for a very high energy, fast-paced yo-yo performance set to music. Children are encouraged to bring their own yo-yos or yo-yos can be purchased during the event.
    Saturday, August 14, 2010

    The Saturdays at Central series hosts yo-yo extraordinaire Brent Dellinger in a high-energy, fast-paced performance set to music.

    Dellinger will do complicated tricks such as free-hand, double-hand, and off-string – throwing the yo-yo up in the air and catching it by the string. Children are encouraged to bring their own yo-yos or they may purchase Dellinger’s own brand.

    There will be time for questions and some brief instruction for beginners at the end of the performance.

  • John T. Fleming III, executive vice president of Black Educational Events, discusses the role of historically black colleges and universities in modern higher education and offers tips for students interested in attending any of the schools featured in HB
    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    John T. Fleming III, executive vice president of Black Educational Events, discusses the state of historically black colleges and universities on Thursday, August 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch 4801 Main St.

  • Join us for some Burnt Ends from Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ when Kansas City writer Doug Worgul presents his novel Thin Blue Smoke, a tale of redemption that focuses on love and loss, hope and despair, barbeque and blues.   Free Admisson
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010

    Described as "a vital new voice in American fiction," Kansas City resident Doug Worgul presents his novel Thin Blue Smoke, a tale of redemption that focuses on love and loss, hope and despair, God and whiskey, barbeque and the blues.

  • 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, August 7, 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.