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
  • Jacob Wagner: Rebuilding the Crescent City
    Monday, April 13, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    New Orleans & Urban Planning

    Dr. Jacob Wagner, an assistant professor of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, presents a talk titled Rebuilding the Crescent City: Disaster, Demolition, and Preservation since Hurricane Katrina on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Gary Negbaur: Max's Family Band
    Friday, April 10, 2009

    In the ever-popular Friday Night Family Fun series, acclaimed New York jazz pianist, Gary Negbaur, presents Max's Family Band, on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Gary, along with his wife, theater vocalist Yvette Negbaur, front the band named for the couple's two-year-old son. The group plays a mix of jazzy children's tunes that children and adults alike can enjoy.

  • Thursday, April 9, 2009

    This event has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience.

  • Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs: Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off
    Thursday, April 9, 2009
    Recommended reading:

    On Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., author Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs discusses her book Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis and Clark Trail.

  • Real Characters: The Writing Lifestyle Depicted in Old School
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Old School Related Reading

    A National Endowment for the Arts initiative, The Big Read returns to Kansas City in April 2009 to bring readers the Tobias Wolff novel Old School.

  • Meet the Past: Langston Hughes
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Langston Hughes, portrayed by Charles Everett Pace, as part of the Library's Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • General Richard B. Myers: Eyes on the Horizon
    Monday, April 6, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    10 Military Memoirs

    Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers discusses his memoir Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey
    Sunday, April 5, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library presents Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey on Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Love in the Land of Dementia is an intergenerational and inspirational performance that explores such complex issues as loss and change, flexibility and acceptance, and the difficulty of connecting with loved ones who have Alzheimer's disease. These stories offer insight, information, and hope to families, friends, and caregivers.

  • Karole  Armitage
    Thursday, April 2, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Modern Dance

    On Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., renowned dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage will talk about her career at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Barry Strauss: The Spartacus War
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Spartacus & Roman Gladiators

    Spartacus and the insurgency he led against Rome are emblazoned on the public consciousness – due in no small part to Kirk Douglas’ portrayal in the epic 1960 film – and leaders from such diverse ideologies as Vladimir Lenin and Ronald Reagan have hailed his leadership and warrior spirit.