Event Archive

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Format: 2014-08-27
Format: 2014-08-27
  • 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.

  • Kansas City-based writer and producer Jack Cashill discusses his new book and explains what we have – and have not – learned from past financial crises.
    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Kansas City-based independent writer and producer Jack Cashill marks the one-year anniversary of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with a skeptical analysis that looks past the headlines and delves into the pages of history on Thursday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Library Director Crosby Kemper III leads a conversation on entrepreneurship with Joe Ratterman, president and chief executive officer of BATS Exchange.
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Library Director Crosby Kemper III leads a conversation on entrepreneurship with Joe Ratterman, president and chief executive officer of BATS Exchange.

    Based in Lenexa, Kansas, BATS Exchange is one of the fastest growing equity markets in the United States with a team focused on fostering innovation and competition in the securities markets. BATS was founded in June 2005 at a time when market innovation and technology leadership were at risk due to over consolidation in the exchange industry.

  • Bill Braniff, an instructor at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, discusses the environment in which terrorist organizations operate.
    Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    Bill Braniff discusses the terrorist threat faced by the United States and explains how close examination of the environments in which terrorist organizations operate is crucial to understanding the global Salafi-jihadi movement on Tuesday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.