Event Archive

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  • Join us on the first Saturday of every month (May - September)  as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the fourth annual City Market Summer  Book Sale Series.
    Saturday, July 2, 2011

    Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

    Join fellow book lovers on the first Saturday of every month (May – September) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the fourth annual City Market Summer Book Sale Series.

  • Columbia University marketing expert David Rogers examines how digital technologies—from smartphones to social network— connect us in networks that  transform our relationships to businesses and each other.
    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Marketing expert David Rogers, executive director of the Center on Global Brand Leadership at Columbia Business School, examines how digital technologies — from smartphones to social networks — connect us in networks that transform our relationships to businesses and each other.

  • Emory University historian Deborah E. Lipstadt examines the May 1960 capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina and his  subsequent trial that electrified  the world.
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Emory University historian Deborah E. Lipstadt examines the May 1960 capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina and his subsequent trial that electrified the world.

  • Celebrate the 40th birthday of Ziggy with an appearance by Tom Wilson, who has been responsible for the franchise since taking over from his father in 1987, and be among the first to see the new book celebrating four decades of Ziggy comics.
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    The Kansas City Public Library celebrates the 40th birthday of Ziggy with an appearance by Tom Wilson, who has been drawing the iconic cartoon since 1987. Wilson will discuss the release of a new book commemorating the 40th anniversary of the comic strip.

    Tom Wilson Sr. created Ziggy in 1971.

  • Renowned gardening expert Ethne Clarke discusses her book Hidcote, which tells the story of Hidcote Manor Garden, one of the most influential English gardens of the 20th century.
    Sunday, June 26, 2011

    Gardening expert Ethne Clarke discusses her book Hidcote: The Making of a Garden.

    Hidcote is the first biography of Major Lawrence Johnston, a British soldier who established the Hidcote Manor Garden that is now in the care of the National Trust in the UK. Clarke is the editor in chief of Organic Gardening magazine and winner of the 1987 Angel Literary Award for Art of the Kitchen Garden.

  • The 2011 Kansas City Architecture Series examines the fascinating history and architecture of local residences built in the decades just before the Civil War.
    Sunday, June 26, 2011

    The Plaza Branch continues its annual Kansas City Architecture series, focusing this year on antebellum homes in recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

    Tom Taylor reviews the history of the Alexander Majors House and the John B. Wornall House.

  • Summer Reading events continue with Serengeti Steve, A.K.A. “The Reptile Man.” Enjoy a slippery, scaly good time with all of Steve’s “critters!”
    Friday, June 24, 2011

    Experience the excitement of a Reptile Zoo! This is truly a unique and thrilling way to have hands on involvement with some of the world's largest and scariest reptiles in a totally safe environment. The reptiles will be brought to the library by one of the areas most experienced handlers, Serengeti Steve, with over 20 years experience.
    Guaranteed to be an awe inspiring and fun filled show!

  • DePaul University political scientist Larry Bennett tackles some of our commonly held  ideas about the “Windy City” with the goal of better understanding modern-day Chicago.
    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Author Larry Bennett tackles some of our commonly held ideas about the “Windy City” with the goal of better understanding modern-day Chicago.

    Bennett, a professor of political science at DePaul University, calls contemporary Chicago “the third city” to distinguish it from its two predecessors: “the first city,” a sprawling industrial center whose historical arc ran from the Civil War to the Great Depression; and “the second city,” the Rustbelt exemplar of the period from around 1950 to 1990.

  • Vanderbilt University musicologist Jim Lovensheimer explores Rodgers and Hammerstein’s  South Pacific through its complex messages and demonstrates  how the presentation changed throughout the creative process.
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    Drawing on extensive research in the Rodgers and Hammerstein papers, Jim Lovensheimer explores South Pacific’s complex messages and demonstrates how the presentation of those messages changed throughout the creative process.

    Lovensheimer, an assistant professor of musicology at Vanderbilt University, shows how Rodgers, and especially Hammerstein, continually refined the theme of racial intolerance until it was more acceptable to mainstream Broadway audiences.

  • The 2011 Kansas City Architecture Series examines the fascinating history and architecture of local residences built in the decades just before the Civil War.
    Sunday, June 19, 2011

    The Plaza Branch hosts its annual Kansas City Architecture series, focusing this year on antebellum homes in recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

    Eric Bushner, vice-president of community and government relations for James B. Nutter & Company, discusses the history of the Nathan Scarritt Home — the oldest frame house still standing in the Westport area — located at 4038 Central St.

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