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  • Author Carl M. Cannon discusses the spectacular rise and fall of the lawyer who brought corporate America to its knees.
    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Veteran Washington journalist Carl M. Cannon, co-author of Circle of Greed: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to Its Knees, provides an insider’s view of some of the most extraordinary courtroom and boardroom battles in recent history on Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Jazz historian Chuck Haddix explains the significance of  The Fine Art of Jazz and the career of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dan White.
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Watch and listen as Kansas City jazz greats come to life. Chuck Haddix discusses the musicians portrayed in The Fine Art of Jazz exhibit on display April 10 - May 23 at the Central Library. A jam session featuring Jim Mair’s quartet and some of the legends pictured on the walls follows Haddix’s talk.

  • Gregory Aldrete explains how ancient Rome dealt with the perpetual threat of flooding and what the modern world can learn from these experiences.
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Professor Gregory Aldrete explains how the largest city in the ancient world dealt with the perpetual threat of flooding and what we can learn from Rome’s experiences on Tuesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Sunday, April 11, 2010

    The English Speaking Union is hosting the Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor from Westminster College, Fulton, MO.

  • Tommy Diaz presents Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show, an educational program that blends laugh-out-loud comedy with magic that is all about having fun with books.
    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    The Kansas City Public Library presents Tommy Diaz performing Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.       

  • Kid-cool rock ‘n’ roll band The Doo-Dads, deliver a high-energy live show with the fun and excitement of a rock concert for children of all ages.
    Friday, April 9, 2010

    Kid-cool rock 'n' roll band The Doo-Dads, a quartet of four dads and veterans of the Kansas City music scene — Mike Niewalk, Matt Kesler, Ken Lovern, and Joe Gose — deliver a high-energy live show with the fun and excitement of a rock concert for children of all ages.

  • Author David Laskin discusses his new book about 12 European immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of livelihoods but whose experiences fighting in World War I left them committed to America.
    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    David Laskin discusses his new book about 12 European immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of livelihoods, and ended up fighting with the American armed forces in World War I on Thursday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Lately, schools and colleges everywhere in the United States have been discarding studies in the humanities as if they were idle luxuries and excess baggage, according to noted editor and author Lewis Lapham. He argues this policy is ill-advised. Instead, Lapham suggests that no other set of studies is more necessary for realizing a future that doesn’t look like a Hollywood disaster movie.

  • Andrew Clements, author of the award-winning children’s novel, Frindle, introduces his new series Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School.
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts popular, award winning children's author Andrew Clements on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. for the kick off of his new series of books titled, Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School.

  • The Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic offers a stirring introduction to Kansas City’s 2010 Big Read selection, Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda introduces Kansas City’s 2010 Big Read selection—Marilynne Robinson’s novel Housekeeping—on Tuesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.