Event Archive

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Format: 2014-10-24
Format: 2014-10-24
  • National security analyst Nathaniel Fick examines the prospects for America's continuing involvement in the country known as the graveyard of empires
    Monday, May 11, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Narratives of the Afghan War

    On Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., bestselling author Nathaniel Fick presents The Afghanistan Inheritance.

  • Leonard Mlodinow: The Drunkard's Walk
    Thursday, May 7, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes Leonard Mlodinow for a presentation based on his book The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Scott Tobias: The New Cult Canon
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Cult Films

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes film critic Scott Tobias for a presentation called The New Cult Canon on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Author Matthew Algeo discussed his new book about the Trumans' 1953 cross-country road trip
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Get to Know Harry S. Truman

    Matthew Algeo discusses his new book Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Meet the Past: Walt Disney
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Walt Disney: American Icon

    Production for the Meet the Past television series continues in May with two programs filmed before a live audience at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Additional episodes will be filmed in June and July. The series will air during prime-time on KCPT (channel 19) in fall 2009.

  • An Evening with Rudolf Friml
    Monday, May 4, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library offers a musical retrospective of the works of celebrated Czech composer Rudolf Friml during a program led by music historian William Everett on Monday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, the fourth of six plays in the Law & Literature Script-in-Hand series
    Sunday, May 3, 2009

    In the third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre present the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic, Chicago.

    The fourth play in the Law & Literature series is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • The Black Health Care Coalition screens two segments of this powerful documentary that sheds light on how a lack of access to power and resources disrupts human biology as surely as germs and viruses
    Saturday, May 2, 2009

    On Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at the L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., the Library and the Black Health Care Coalition screen two parts of the documentary series, Unnatural Causes. Boxed lunches will be provided between screenings of In Sickness and in Wealth and Place Matters.

  • Local author Andrea Warren presents her book that follows the 1863 siege of Vicksburg through the eyes of three children
    Friday, May 1, 2009

    On Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., local author Andrea Warren presents her recently released nonfiction book for young adults Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg.

  • Beyond Mere Embarrassment: Jewish Identity in Old School
    Thursday, April 30, 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.