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  • Students, administrators, and coaches reunite to discuss what has changed in the one year since the release of CityBall, a documentary following the lives of high school athletes in the Kansas City Missouri School District.
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Metro Sports hosts a town hall to mark the one year anniversary of the release of CityBall, a documentary following the lives of high school athletes in the Kansas City, Missouri School District.

    Many of the student-athletes and coaches featured in CityBall will be joined by Kansas City School District officials to discuss the impact the documentary has had on the people, the schools, and the community. The town hall will be filmed and later broadcast by Metro Sports on Time Warner Cable.

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, the first performance in the American Classics Script-in-Hand series
    Sunday, November 8, 2009
    Related Events:
    Script in Hand 2009-2010

    The fourth season of the Kansas City Public Library's Script-in-Hand series presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre opens the 2009-2010 season, named American Classics, with the Lillian Hellman play, The Little Foxes.

  • To mark the 20th anniversary of  the fall of the Berlin Wall, author Romesh Ratnesar discusses how the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev  led to Reagan’s famous “Tear  Down This Wall” speech.
    Thursday, November 5, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Berlin Wall

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, author Romesh Ratnesar discusses how the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev led to Reagan's famous "Tear Down This Wall" speech and the end of the Cold War.

  • Los Angeles Times columnist  Steve Lopez joins Angela Elam  of KCUR’s New Letters on the Air for a public conversation about his lauded book that became the basis for a 2009 motion picture starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.
    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Stories of Homelessness

    Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez discusses his well-received book, The Soloist. Lopez will be interviewed by Angela Elam of New Letters on the Air. The conversation will later be broadcast on KCUR.

  • Author Patrick Dobson presents his travelogue Seldom Seen, a chronicle of his 10-week walking journey from Kansas City to Helena, Montana.
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Author Patrick Dobson presents his travelogue Seldom Seen, a chronicle of his 10-week walking journey from Kansas City to Helena, Montana.

  • Richard Byrum previews the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's production of H.M.S. Pinafore: or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor.
    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Richard Byrum previews the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore: or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor.

    The comic opera was the fourth operatic collaboration by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. It was the duo’s first opera to achieve international acclaim. The opera takes place on the British ship H.M.S. Pinafore and tells the story of the captain’s daughter, who is in love with a lower-class sailor, although her father intends her to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty.

  • A film series devoted to Tim Burton, the auteur whose distinct visual landscapes are a play land for unique and sometimes grotesque characters
    Saturday, October 31, 2009

    An auteur who presents a distinct visual landscape, Tim Burton is known for reinterpretations of folk and fairytales featuring his own unique characters—flawed personalities that are sometimes childish, grotesque, or simply insane. Despite employing such an eccentric and idiosyncratic storytelling technique, his films have earned mainstream acceptance and incredible box-office returns. The Kansas City Public Library explores the work of Tim Burton with An Attraction to the Horrific.

  • To commemorate United Nations Day, Radhika Coomaraswamy will discuss her work to protect children from being swept up in civil wars and other armed conflicts around the world.
    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes Radhika Coomaraswamy of the United Nations for a presentation titled The United Nations, Children, and Armed Conflict on Thursday, October 29, at 3:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    To commemorate United Nations Day, Coomaraswamy will be discussing her work to protect children from being swept up in civil wars and other armed conflicts around the world.

  • Robert Goldstein, professor emeritus of political science at Oakland University, examines the so-called Attorney General’s List of Subversive Organizations (AGLOSO) and its critical role in the post–World War II “Red Scare.”
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Robert Goldstein, a professor emeritus of political science at Oakland University, presents his book, American Blacklist.

  • Bestselling author Kati Marton discusses her new true-life thriller detailing her family’s activities in Budapest during Nazi and Communist regimes.
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Bestselling author Kati Marton discusses her new true-life thriller Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America.