Event Archive

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  • Local historian Joelouis Mattox of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City presents the story of the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War.
    Sunday, March 27, 2011

    Local historian Joelouis Mattox of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City presents the story of the United States Colored Troops.

  • Enjoy a musical biography of author Beatrix Potter portrayed by local actor Stephanie Goodman. The program is appropriate for all ages.
    Friday, March 25, 2011

    Friday Night Family Fun presents the musical biography Beatrix Potter: Her Life and Legacy.

  • Laura Manivong discusses her latest book which follows a young boy and his family escaping communist rule in Laos.
    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    The Kansas City Public Library will host a series of author talks for teens titled Guys Read. Each month will feature different authors discussing their latest books which center around teenage male characters. The series begins in February 2011 and ends in April 2011.

  • A disturbing look inside America’s fallen liberal institutions provided by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, now a senior fellow at The Nation Institute.
    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses his latest book, Death of the Liberal Class.

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    The Doctor Is In, a series provided by the Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley, continues at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. featuring Shadrach Smith, M.D.

  • Monday, March 21, 2011

    The award-winning Up-To-Date with Steve Kraske program on KCUR 89.3 FM will broadcast a live mayoral debate featuring candidates Mike Burke and Sly James on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Plaza Branch.

  • The Kansas City Public Library Director interviews George Caleb Bingham, a great American genre painter—portrayed by re-enactor Robert Gibby Brand—in  celebration of his 200th birthday.
    Sunday, March 20, 2011
    This event will take place at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve your free ticket(s) contact the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 816.751.1278.

    Your registration information will be shared by the Kansas City Public Library and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

    Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with George Caleb Bingham, whose paintings of Missouri and the American frontier have earned him a reputation as one of America’s greatest genre painters of the 19th century.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Patrons will complete a survey, receive a take home test kit and learn to recognize the signs of one of the black community’s silent killers.

    The screenings, which occur the third Saturday of every month, is a joint partnership of the Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley.

    Admission is free. Call 816.701.3482 to RSVP.

  • Bestselling author Jasper Fforde discusses his novel One of Our Thursdays Is Missing, the latest installment in the Thursday Next series.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Jasper Fforde helps celebrate the 2011 Winter Reading season with a discussion of One of Our Thursdays Is Missing—the latest installment in his best-selling Thursday Next series, which started with The Eyre Affair.

  • The surprisingly hopeful  autobiographical story of how  a straight, non-promiscuous, everyday girl from Tennessee  who contracted HIV manages to stay upbeat, inspired, and more positive about life than ever before.
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts Marvelyn Brown, author of The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive and an Emmy Award-winning international AIDS activist, for a presentation at the Plaza Branch, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.