Event Archive

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  • Be a part of a KCTV 5 live broadcast of a mayoral runoff debate before the March 22, 2011, election for the top post in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    With the election just around the corner, KCTV 5 partners with the Kansas City Public Library to host a runoff debate between mayoral candidates Sly James and Mike Burke for the top post in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Historian Sir Max Hastings chronicles the final year of  World War II in the Pacific and explains how the Japanese wartime mind-set caused an otherwise civilized society to carry out atrocities that haunt the nation to this day.
    Monday, March 7, 2011

    Author and historian Sir Max Hastings presents a talk based on his book Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45.

  • An expert in the field of contemporary cultural studies, Susan Bordo explains how society’s perception of beauty has changed over the years.
    Monday, March 7, 2011

    An expert in the field of contemporary cultural studies, Susan Bordo explains how society’s perception of beauty has changed over the years.

  • This annual film series takes on a new theme – Marriage and Family: Under the Surface, offering probing films and expert discussions of how celluloid gets under our skin – and into our psyche.   Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
    Sunday, March 6, 2011

    This annual film series takes a look at Marriage & Family – Under the Surface with Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, adapted from the Evan S. Connell novels set in the Kansas City Country Club District during the 1930s and ‘40s. Starring Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. Rated PG-13. (126 min.)

  • The Kansas City Public Library has postponed the Winter’s Light event scheduled for this evening at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St,  at the request of the performers.
    Thursday, March 3, 2011

    The Kansas City Public Library has postponed the Winter’s Light event scheduled for this evening at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St, at the request of the performers.

    Winter’s Light: An Evening of Multi-Faith Music, Dance, and Storytelling has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.

  • The Writers at Work Series organized by Whitney Terrell continues with author Deb Olin Unferth discussing the year she spent in Central America looking to join a revolution.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Author Deb Olin Unferth discusses her new memoir about the year she spent in Central America looking for a revolution to help “foment.”

  • Curator Dee Harris discusses the new National Archives exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood.
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    National Archives and Records Administration Exhibits Specialist Dee Harris discusses Cowboys, Quacks, and Carousels: Stories of Kansas.

  • Described as “an invaluable resource” by both authors and publishers, Eckstut, a literary agent, and Sterry, a book doctor, demystify every step of the publishing process.  Attendees will be randomly selected to pitch their book idea to a panel of experts.
    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Described as “an invaluable resource” by both authors and publishers, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry talk about The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. This event was originally scheduled to take place on January 31, 2011, but was rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions on that day. If you submitted an RSVP to the January 31 event, you will need to RSVP again.

  • Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Area artist Hugh Merrill discusses his exhibit, Divergent Consistencies II, on display in the Guldner and North galleries at the Central Library.

    Merrill’s drawings are influenced by many cultural and visual references that include industry, commerce, and architecture. He describes his mixed media works as “floating in an uncertain void, disconnected from social, scientific, and mythical realities that sustain belief.”

  • Shakespeare Competition
    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    The Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union will hold its 27th annual Shakespeare Competition on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Students from 10 area schools will compete for first place in a competition designed to develop students’ speaking and critical thinking skills, as well as their appreciation of literature, as they explore the timeless themes in Shakespeare’s works.

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