Event Archive

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  • Enjoy an exclusive after-hours teen concert, "Exploring the Roots of Rock and Hip Hop” with the Sugar Free Allstars!
    Saturday, July 24, 2010

    The Sugar Free Allstars return to the Kansas City Public Library for an exclusive after-hours teen concert on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Enjoy an exclusive after-hours teen concert with the Sugar Free Allstars! The two-piece band consisting of Chris Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin is a favorite among all age groups.  

  • Local historian Erik Stafford examines the impact of illiteracy on young black males in Kansas City by drawing connections between literacy, incarceration, and mortality rates.
    Saturday, July 24, 2010

    Local historian Erik Stafford leads a presentation called Literacy & the Black Experience on Saturday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the L.H. Bluford Library, 3050 Prospect Ave.

    Stafford will examine the impact of illiteracy on young black males in Kansas City by drawing connections between literacy, incarceration, and mortality rates. For more information, call 816.701.3482.

  • Come to the Plaza Branch to experience YOUth Fringe during Friday Night Family Fun and continuing on Saturday for a full day of performances for YOUth by YOUth.
    Saturday, July 24, 2010

    YOUth Fringe Festival kicks off at Plaza during Friday Night Family Fun and then continues on Saturday for a full day of activities.

    Both Friday and Saturday's events will include music, dance, and magic with performers that include City in Motion Dance Theater, Barstow Theater, and the Society of Youth Magicians. Saturday's activities will also feature youth films, a special fashion show, and a special appearance by teen singer Jamie Amber Lynn.

  • Come to the Plaza Branch to experience YOUth Fringe during Friday Night Family Fun and continuing on Saturday for a full day of performances for YOUth by YOUth.
    Friday, July 23, 2010

    YOUth Fringe Festival kicks off at Plaza during Friday Night Family Fun and then continues on Saturday for a full day of activities.

    Both Friday and Saturday’s events will include music, dance, and magic with performers that include City in Motion Dance Theater, Barstow Theater, and the Society of Youth Magicians. Saturday’s activities will also feature youth films, a special fashion show, and a special appearance by teen singer Jamie Amber Lynn.

  • Author Adrienne Mayor discusses her biography of Mithradates, one of Rome’s most relentless but least understood foes.
    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Author Adrienne Mayor discusses her new book, The Poison King, a compelling account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes.

  • Historian Allan Meltzer and Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank president Tom Hoenig join Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a public conversation on the role of the central bank in the domestic and global economy past and present.
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Allan Meltzer, the leading historian of the nation’s central bank, and Tom Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, join Crosby Kemper III, director of the Kansas City Public Library for a public conversation on the past, present, and future of the Federal Reserve System. The program takes place on Wednesday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Author David Kirkpatrick  tracks the meteoric rise of Facebook from dorm room novelty to a social networking website with more than 500 million users.
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Former Fortune magazine technology reporter David Kirkpatrick tracks the meteoric rise of Facebook from dorm room novelty to a social networking website with 500 million users.

  • Don Lambert discusses the efforts of 40 anti-slavery "free-staters" whose so-called Topeka Constitution helped lead to Kansas' eventual entry into the Union as a free state.
    Sunday, July 18, 2010

    Don Lambert discusses the efforts of 40 men and women whose so-called Topeka Constitution marked a milestone on the road Kansas would take to eventually enter the Union as a free state on Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    On March 30, 1855, a mass influx from Missouri of several thousand armed "border ruffians" overwhelmed voting for delegates to the first Kansas Territorial Legislature, resulting in a landslide victory for proslavery adherents.

  • 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, July 16, 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.

  • 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!