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  • Local storyteller Brother John Anderson presents his amazing new one man show, John Henry; Man, Myth and Legend.
    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Brother John Anderson will present his amazing new one-man show, John Henry: Man, Myth, and Legend. The program will be at the following locations and times:

  • Kansas City native Robert Mnookin, the Samuel Williston professor of law at Harvard, draws on a variety of real-life examples to illustrate how we should deal with potentially harmful adversaries—be they a business giant, a nuclear power, or a jilted former spouse.
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Kansas City native Robert Mnookin, the Samuel Williston professor of law at Harvard, draws on a variety of real-life examples to illustrate how we should deal with potentially harmful adversaries — be they a business giant, a nuclear power, or a jilted former spouse.

  • The Doctor Is In, a series of  one-on-one Q&A sessions with physicians and dentists, features Shadrach Smith, M.D. answering questions on subjects from weight loss to depression.
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    The Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley present The Doctor Is In at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. featuring Shadrach Smith, M.D.

  • Up-To-Date with Steve Kraske: Kansas City Mayoral Primary Debate
    Monday, February 21, 2011

    The award-winning Up-To-Date program on KCUR 89.3 FM will broadcast a live debate featuring all of the candidates running for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. At the request of KCUR, the venue for the debate has changed to the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    The primary debate will be held just one day before the city votes to determine which two candidates will compete in a runoff election on March 22.

  • Historians Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel and Marilyn Blackwell discuss their new biography of Clarina Howard Nichols, who helped forge a political role for women in 19th century Kansas and across the nation.
    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    Historians Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel and Marilyn S. Blackwell discuss their new biography of Clarina Howard Nichols on Sunday, February 20, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • 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.   Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    This annual series offers probing films paired with discussions featuring cinematic and psychoanalytic experts, including psychologist Barbara Baer and KCAI assistant professor Julie Farstad on February 6 followed by UMKC visiting assistant professor Mitch Brian and mental health counselor Deana Schuplin on February 20.

    Co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.

  • The 18th Annual Young Writers Contest will close with a grand reception during Friday Night Family Fun. Winners will be announced during the event and refreshments will be served.
    Friday, February 18, 2011

    The Reading Reptile, Kansas City Public Library, and Johnson County Library will close the 18th Annual Young Writers Contest with a grand reception during Friday Night Family Fun.

    Winners will be announced during the event and refreshments will be served.

    The contest ran from September 2010 to January 28, 2011. Children aged 5 – 12 could submit poems, essays, and short stories. Contest winners were chosen by local celebrity judges.

  • Kansas City-based independent writer and producer Jack Cashill discusses his latest book in which he contends President Barack Obama did not write his 1995 bestselling autobiography, Dreams from My Father, or his 2006 bestseller, The Audacity of Hope.
    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    Kansas City-based independent writer and producer Jack Cashill discusses his latest book in which he contends President Barack Obama did not write his 1995 bestselling autobiography, Dreams from My Father, or his 2006 bestseller, The Audacity of Hope.

    In Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of America’s First Postmodern President, Cashill contends nothing in Obama’s history suggests he was capable of writing either book. Indeed, Cashill concludes that the real author of Dreams from My Father was Bill Ayers.

  • Local author Derrick Barnes discusses his latest book, centering around teenage male characters, We Could Be Brothers.
    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    The Kansas City Public Library will host a series of author talks for teens titled Guys Read. Each month will feature different authors discussing their latest books which center around teenage male characters. The series begins in February 2011 and ends in April 2011.

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    This book group experience focuses on works of Victorian literature over the course of four monthly discussions. Explore enduring authors — Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and D.H. Lawrence—with the guidance of expert discussion leaders and a small cadre of like-minded readers.

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