Event Archive

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Format: 2014-10-23
Format: 2014-10-23
  • U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and his wife Dianne Cleaver recognize high school artists and name the top five art submissions.
    Saturday, April 17, 2010

     The Kansas City Public Library hosts the annual Missouri Fifth District Congressional Student Art Competition. U. S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and his wife Dianne Cleaver will recognize high school artists and name the top five art submissions on Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • The Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale presents a special childrens concert titled Voices: Songs and Stories.
    Saturday, April 17, 2010

    The Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale presents a special concert titled Voices: Songs and Stories.

    The concert features songs woven together with stories told by well-known local storyteller Priscilla Howe. A former children’s librarian, Howe tells stories from books and folktales, as well as making up her own.

    Shatto Milk Company will provide refreshments following the performance.

  • The Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale presents a special children’s concert titled Voices: Songs and Stories.
    Friday, April 16, 2010

    The Friday Night Family Fun series at the Kansas City Public Library welcomes the Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale for a special concert titled Voices: Songs and Stories Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. There will be an encore performance on Saturday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. also at the Plaza Branch.

  • Lambert shares an inspiring personal journey that starts with humble beginnings as a poor farm girl in the segregated South to become the first black woman to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Lillian Lincoln Lambert rose from humble beginnings as a poor farm girl in the segregated South to become the first black woman to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and later, the founder of a $20 million maintenance company with 1,200 employees.

  • 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.