Event Archive

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  • Twyla Dell discusses the rapid rise of Kansas City in its first 100 years and the role that energy played in its development.
    Sunday, January 17, 2010

    Twyla Dell discusses the rapid rise of Kansas City in its first 100 years and the role that energy played in its development on Sunday, January 17, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    The site that would become Kansas City was founded in the Wood Age as the steamboat era began, grew to a major railroad junction 50 years later in the Coal Age and expanded into the Oil Age in the early 1900s.

  • Friday Night Family Fun presents Katie Horner and Duct Tape Dave in Weather Wise and Wonderful, a Mad Science Show.
    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Friday Night Family Fun presents Katie Horner and Duct Tape Dave in Weather Wise and Wonderful, a Mad Science Show on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Understand meteorologists' fascination with the clouds and explore the forces that create tornadoes during this fun and educational show. Children can even have a hair-raising experience creating their own lightning!

  • Economist Tyler Cowen, one of the most respected behavioral economists in the world, offers an essential guide to success in a radically new hyper-networked age.
    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    Economist Tyler Cowen discusses his new book Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World on Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Jacqueline Edelberg chronicles  the transformation of Chicago’s Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School from an underutilized and struggling neighborhood institution  into a successful, vibrant pillar of the community.
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    To open the latest season of the What Works in Urban Education series, Tom Bloch and the University Academy present Jacqueline Edelberg and her book, How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance on Wednesday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Urban League of Greater Kansas City President & CEO Gwen Grant presents the State of Black Kansas City 2010 Equality Index.  Following the presentation, historian Bryan LeBeau answers the question What Would Abraham Lincoln Think?
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Urban League of Greater Kansas City President Gwendolyn Grant leads a discussion of data from the State of Black Kansas City 2010 Equality Index on Tuesday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    The 2010 Index indicates that black unemployment is three times that of whites, that more than three times as many blacks as whites live below poverty line, and that more than 50% of blacks do not have medical insurance.

  • This event has been postponed until November 2010
    Thursday, January 7, 2010

    Historian Donald Worster discusses John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers and his trip through the Grand Canyon, the first recorded passage in American history, on Thursday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Members of the Midwest Children's Authors Guild will read selections from their new Christmas anthology while santa drops in for a special visit. Each child will receive a free book.
    Friday, December 18, 2009

    The Friday Night Family Fun series hosts members of the Midwest Children's Authors Guild on Friday, December 18, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., for a special reading of selections from their new Christmas Anthology.

  • Santa’s workshop comes alive in this charming performance of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by the StoneLion Puppets
    Friday, December 11, 2009

     The StoneLion Puppet Theatre presents its latest production, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, on Friday, December 11, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Santa's workshop comes alive with festive toy marionettes and a charming larger-than-life dollhouse which opens to reveal a re-enactment of Clement C. Moore's famous poem. Join us for this amazing, intricate show that captures the true spirit of the holidays!

  • The Kansas City Brass returns for its annual holiday performance, offering a selection of holiday favorites from the sacred to the secular.
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    The Kansas City Brass—a six-member ensemble comprised of Kansas City Symphony performers—returns for its annual holiday performance, offering a selection of holiday favorites from the sacred to the secular.

    The Kansas City Brass is a brass ensemble with percussion organized in 1991. Its members are: Gary Schutza Jr. and Brian Rood (trumpets); Steve Multer (horn); Wyatt Henderson (trombone); Steven Seward (tuba); and Timothy Jepson (percussion).

  • Christopher Leitch and Carol Barta explore the history of the Fairy Princess, a Kansas City tradition that has delighted children since its inception in 1935.
    Sunday, December 6, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library and the Kansas City Museum present the history and autobiography of the Fairy Princess, a local holiday staple that has delighted children for decades.

    Museum Director Christopher Leitch will explore the history of the character while Kansas City's longest reigning Fairy Princess, KKFI radio personality Carol Barta, discusses her own experiences "on the throne" at Kline's Department Store in downtown Kansas City. 

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