Event Archive

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Format: 2014-04-25
Format: 2014-04-25
  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

    This event is for pre-schoolers - 2nd grade.

  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

    This event is for pre-schoolers - 2nd grade.

  • Adrian Goldsworthy addresses  a great historical question in his presentation based on his  monumental new work, How  Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Adrian Goldsworthy addresses perhaps the greatest of all historical questions in a presentation based on his monumental new work, How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower.

    In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable. Its vast territory accounted for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of North Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. What accounts for this improbable decline?

  • Thursday, October 15, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

    This event is for all ages.

  • Beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and enjoy a good listen.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. The Library will host a number of performances and workshops during the Storytelling Celebration for story-listeners and storytellers of all ages. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Musicologist Andrew Granade introduces two short documentaries scored by Kansas City composer Virgil Thomson
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    Musicologist Andrew Granade for an introduction to the life and work of composer Virgil Thompson on Wednesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • The second of two Harry’s Front Porch Forums focuses on what and how young people should be taught to best equip them for tomorrow’s workplace and help strengthen the economy of the communities they live in
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    The second and final Harry's Front Porch Forum focuses on Preparing Today's Kids for Tomorrow's Jobs: What Should Our Community Do?

  • The Cato Institute’s Bob Levy discusses how the judiciary may have become the most dangerous branch of government.
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    The Supreme Court

    Author Bob Levy makes the case that the judiciary has actually represented one of the greatest threats to American freedom as he discusses his new book The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom.

  • A film series devoted to Edward G. Robinson, an early screen icon who defined the gangster genre.
    Monday, October 12, 2009

    An early screen icon who defined the gangster genre, Edward G. Robinson was an atypical movie star—short and swollen-faced with a nasal voice. He won a diversity of roles in his heyday, some that proved a vehicle for his broad dramatic range while other characters turned outlaw outside the gangster stereotype. This film retrospective shows Robinson At the Maximum of His Villainy in the 1940s.

  • A community food drive allowing Library patrons to reduce fines through donations.
    Monday, October 12, 2009

    In partnership with Harvesters: The Community Food Network, the Kansas City Public Library offers its annual Food for Fines Week from October 12 through October 18, 2009.

    During this period, Library patrons are encouraged to bring undam­aged and unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any Library location in exchange for a one dollar reduction per item in existing overdue fines. Only overdue fines will be eligible for this reduction in Library account balances.