Event Archive

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  • 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!

  • 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.