Event Archive

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

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Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
  • Arthur Sullivan the Composer: Hack or Genius?
    Monday, April 20, 2009

    Eugene Butler presents Arthur Sullivan the Composer: Hack or Genius? on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Eugene Butler is a Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild volunteer speaker and a local composer.

    This program is being held in conjunction with Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of The Pirates of Penzance.

  • Quindaro Underground Railroad: A Unique Ethnic Unity in America's Past
    Sunday, April 19, 2009

    From its start in 1857, the Quindaro township—in present-day Wyandotte County—was an unabashedly free-state community surrounded by pro-slavery sympathizers. Amid this conflict, Quindaro residents forged a community based on multi-ethnic collaboration—a model for ethnic solidarity today. The unique personalities that combined to create the Quindaro Underground Railroad also bridged a seemingly insurmountable political gap with the pro-slavery town of Parkville, Missouri.

  • Searching the Psyche through Cinema: Heavenly Creatures
    Sunday, April 19, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library continues Searching the Psyche through Cinema with a screening of Heavenly Creatures (1994) followed by an expert film discussion on Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Saturdays at Central: The Elsenpeter Marionettes present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    Saturday, April 18, 2009

    On Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m., at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Richard Elsenpeter and the Elsenpeter Marionettes present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

  • Fifth District Congressional Art Competition
    Saturday, April 18, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts the annual Fifth District Congressional Student Art Competition with U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and his wife Dianne Cleaver on Saturday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. 

    The Cleavers will recognize all participating student artists and name the top five submissions, including the grand prize winner.

  • Laura Huliska-Beith: The Worst Best Friend
    Friday, April 17, 2009

    On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City illustrator, Laura Huliska-Beith, presents her latest book, The Worst Best Friend.

  • Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street
    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    On Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., award-winning author Sandra Cisneros visits to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of her classic The House on Mango Street.

  • Jim Butcher: Turn Coat
    Thursday, April 16, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Fantasy/Mystery Novels

    Author Jim Butcher discusses Turn Coat, the newest book in The Dresden Files series, on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • TANTRUM: Talking Out of Turn
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Talking Out of Turn with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Meet the Past: Amelia Earhart
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Amelia Earhart, portrayed by Ann Birney, as part of the Library's Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.