Event Archive

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Format: 2014-08-21
Format: 2014-08-21
  • Historian Olga Olivares talks about the meaning and significance of dichos in Mexican culture
    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    To celebrate the exhibit, Dichos: Words to Live, Love, and Laugh By in Latin America, the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., welcomes historian Olga Olivares. Her presentation, titled Dichos and Other Mexican Traditions, will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Museum curators Margi Conrads and Catherine Futter explain connections between American art and political history
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    American Art in Culture

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts Margi Conrads and Catherine Futter for a discussion called Drawing the Curtain Back: Reinstalling the American Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • The Art of Improvisation
    Friday, May 29, 2009

    Musicians Mark Southerland and Jeff Harshbarger present The Art of Improvisation, featuring Allison Miller, on Friday, May 29, at 8:30 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Fred Strebeigh: Equal
    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Author Fred Strebeigh discusses his new book Equal: Women Reshape American Law on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Leonard Zeskind: Blood and Politics
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009

    Leonard Zeskind discusses his new book Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream on Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • The Midland and Mainstreet Theatres Reconstruction
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Historic Preservation

    On Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Jay Tomlinson, a partner at Helix Architecture + Design, discusses the renovation and reuse of the Midland and Mainstreet Theatres as part of the vibrant new Power and Light District.

  • The Three Little Pigs
    Saturday, May 23, 2009

    As part of the Library's Saturdays at Central series, the Lyric Opera Express presents The Three Little Pigs on Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Off-the-Wall Film Series: They Live
    Friday, May 22, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Cult Films

    The Kansas City Public Library screens cult films with broad appeal as the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series draws inspiration from The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section for the satiric publication The Onion.

  • Susan Reverby: The Infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study
    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    Susan Reverby, the Marion Butler McLean professor in the history of ideas and professor of women’s studies at Wellesley College, presents The Infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study: What More Should We Know? on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Downtown Kansas City Walking Tour
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    The Historic Kansas City Foundation and Dr. Bill Worley host a walking tour of downtown Kansas City on Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., originating at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.