Event Archive

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Format: 2014-09-21
Format: 2014-09-21
  • Laura Huliska-Beith: The Worst Best Friend
    Friday, April 17, 2009

    On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City illustrator, Laura Huliska-Beith, presents her latest book, The Worst Best Friend.

  • Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street
    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    On Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., award-winning author Sandra Cisneros visits to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of her classic The House on Mango Street.

  • Jim Butcher: Turn Coat
    Thursday, April 16, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Fantasy/Mystery Novels

    Author Jim Butcher discusses Turn Coat, the newest book in The Dresden Files series, on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • TANTRUM: Talking Out of Turn
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Talking Out of Turn with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Meet the Past: Amelia Earhart
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Amelia Earhart, portrayed by Ann Birney, as part of the Library's Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • At Ease with Opera: The High Jinx of Pirates
    Monday, April 13, 2009

    Richard Byrum and Don Dagenais present The High Jinx of Pirates: Playing Out Spoof and Social Comment on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Byrum and Dagenais will examine the historical background of Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas and how they fit within Victorian society. Byrum and Dagenais are both Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild volunteer speakers.

  • Jacob Wagner: Rebuilding the Crescent City
    Monday, April 13, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    New Orleans & Urban Planning

    Dr. Jacob Wagner, an assistant professor of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, presents a talk titled Rebuilding the Crescent City: Disaster, Demolition, and Preservation since Hurricane Katrina on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Gary Negbaur: Max's Family Band
    Friday, April 10, 2009

    In the ever-popular Friday Night Family Fun series, acclaimed New York jazz pianist, Gary Negbaur, presents Max's Family Band, on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Gary, along with his wife, theater vocalist Yvette Negbaur, front the band named for the couple's two-year-old son. The group plays a mix of jazzy children's tunes that children and adults alike can enjoy.

  • Thursday, April 9, 2009

    This event has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience.

  • Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs: Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off
    Thursday, April 9, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Sacagawea

    On Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., author Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs discusses her book Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis and Clark Trail.