Event Archive

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Format: 2014-09-22
Format: 2014-09-22
  • Author and educator Jay Greene explains which education reforms he believes are most likely to succeed and shares the evidence that has led him to those conclusions.
    Thursday, February 18, 2010

     Educator Jay Greene explains which education reforms hold the most promise and why on Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Author Marc Wortman discusses his new book about the Union victory he says “pierced the  heart” of the Confederacy  and all but ended the Civil War.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Author Marc Wortman discusses his new book The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    The Bonfire recounts the battle for Atlanta, known then as “the Gate City of the South,” during the summer of 1864 that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers and ultimately lead to the burning of the city in September 1864.

  • Are you between the ages of 12-17? Are you not a fan of Valentine’s Day? If you answered “yes” to both questions, then the Library has just the event for you: the first “Un-Valentine’s Day” party.
    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    Are you between the ages of 12-17? Are you not a fan of Valentine's Day? If you answered "yes" to both questions, then the  Library has just the event for you: the first "Un-Valentine's Day" party. 

    Attendees will enjoy such "Un-Valentine's Day" activities as creatively defacing cheery Valentine's Day cards, playing games, and feasting on "bleeding heart" cookies. There will also be a movie.

  • This ensemble performance of an original multimedia production offers a dramatic retelling of the legendary romance between composer Robert Schumann and virtuoso pianist Clara Wieck.
    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts an ensemble performance of an original multimedia production called Schumann in Love on Sunday, February 14, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.    

  • Poet and griot Kwabena Dinizulu  presents Aesop to Hip Hop – a collection of fables, folk tales, poetry, and proverbs. Aesop to Hip Hop addresses subjects critical to character development and cultural understanding.
    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    Poet and griot Kwabena Dinizulu presents Aesop to Hip Hop—a collection of fables, folk tales, poetry, and proverbs. Aesop to Hip Hop addresses subjects critical to character development and cultural understanding.

    Dinizulu is a critically acclaimed, nationally known performance artist. He has performed for more than two decades.

  • Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove, Kansas City’s favorite kids’ rocker, performs songs about family, friends, and love in honor of Valentine’s Day.
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove, Kansas City's favorite kids' rocker, performs songs about family, friends, and love in honor of Valentine's Day.

    Cosgrove is a Kansas City native who currently resides in Prairie Village with his wife and two daughters. "Mr. Stinky Feet" performs more than 300 shows around the country each year.

  • Author John Brewer discusses his new book that traces the twisting path of the Hahn La Belle – a painting of famously uncertain origin.
    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Author John Brewer discusses his new book The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money on Thursday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    The American Leonardo traces the twisting path of the Hahn La Belle – allegedly the work of Leonardo da Vinci – and illuminates the workings of the 20th century art market and the questions surrounding art attribution.

  • Historian Joseph R. Fischer presents The First Indian War:  The Continental Army’s Campaign Against the Iroquois.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    Historian Joseph R. Fischer presents The First Indian War: The Continental Army’s Campaign Against the Iroquois on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Fox 4 film critic Shawn Edwards hosts a panel discussion on how African-Americans have been portrayed in film when it comes to romance and love.
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts Fox 4 News Film Critic Shawn Edwards for a panel discussion on Black Love Stories in Film: Where is the Romance? on Tuesday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    This panel discussion draws from contemporary films as well as the earliest days of cinema history in order to provide a complete perspective on how African Americans have been portrayed in film when it comes to romance and love.

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents William Inge’s Picnic, the second performance in the American Classics Script-in-Hand series.
    Sunday, February 7, 2010
    Related Events:
    Script in Hand 2009-2010

    American Classics, the fourth season of the Script-in-Hand series presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, continues with Picnic, by Kansas native William Inge.