Event Archive

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

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Format: 2014-04-18
Format: 2014-04-18
  • Thursday, December 18, 2008

    Designed to explore Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books, the Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature program at the Kansas City Public Library explores the theme of Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination over the course of five sessions scheduled for the third Thursday of every month.

  • Too Many Children Left Behind: How Can We Close the Achievement Gap?
    Monday, December 15, 2008

    Local residents are encouraged to come together this fall for a discussion of some of the toughest public policy issues facing our community and our nation.

    The Kansas City Public Library and Consensus are partnering to present the Harry’s Front Porch Forums scheduled for Mondays – October 20, November 17, and December 8 – in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. All three programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Forum topics include:

  • Casual Concert featuring Mac Childs
    Sunday, December 14, 2008

    The Kansas City Guitar Society presents Mac Childs as part of its regular Casual Concert Series on Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Second Sundays with KC Columnists: Lewis W. Diuguid
    Sunday, December 14, 2008

    Kansas City Star columnist and Vice President for Community Resources Lewis W. Diuguid gives the December talk in the Library’s Second Sundays with KC Columnists series on Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • StoneLion Puppet Theatre: The Emperor’s New Clothes
    Friday, December 12, 2008

    The StoneLion Puppet Theatre presents its latest production, The Emperor’s New Clothes, on Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, this rendition is described as a “zany musical full of singing penguins, a wise walrus, and lots of charm.”

    Emperor Pistachio, a penguin with unique fashion sense, has nothing to wear. A contest is announced and two shifty polar bears show up intent on duping the kingdom out of its riches.

  • Kevin Sink: Illuminating Kansas City
    Thursday, December 11, 2008

    Local photographer Kevin Sink will discuss the process behind his latest book, Illuminating Kansas City on Thursday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Keith Gandal: The Gun and the Pen
    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes author Keith Gandal for a discussion of his new book The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization on Wednesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Lee Judge: A Look Back!
    Tuesday, December 9, 2008

    Award-winning editorial cartoonist Lee Judge reflects on his 27 years at The Kansas City Star and shares some of his favorite unpublished cartoons – including many from the 2008 election – on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Holiday Concert with the Kansas City Brass
    Monday, December 8, 2008

    The Kansas City Brass – a six-member ensemble comprised of Kansas City Symphony performers – offers a selection of holiday favorites from the sacred to the secular on Monday, December 8, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Script In Hand: Inherit the Wind
    Sunday, December 7, 2008

    In the third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre present Law & Literature, a collection of the most memorable legal dramas ever written.

    The drama Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee is scheduled for Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.