Event Archive

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  • 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.

  • Meet the Past: William Allen White
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    William Allen White

    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.

    Meet the Past features Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviewing prominent historical figures (as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performers) with Kansas City-area connections.

  • Downtown Area Plan Public Meeting
    Monday, May 18, 2009

    On Monday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., the voices of citizens will be heard in the Greater Downtown Area Plan Public Meeting.

  • Fred E. Woods sheds new light on the 30 year period of Mormon history defined by the Order of Extermination issued by Misosuri governor Lilburn Boggs in 1838
    Sunday, May 17, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    History of the Mormon Church

    In 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs issued the "Order of Extermination" that ordered the killing or removal of Mormons residing in Missouri—initiating an exodus of Latter-day Saints. Though there seems to be no historical evidence that Missouri carried out these threats, the order spurred Mormons to leave the state in search of friendlier territory.

  • Searching the Psyche through Cinema: Lolita
    Sunday, May 17, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library concludes Searching the Psyche through Cinema with a screening of Lolita (1962) followed by an expert film discussion on Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Miles of Smiles Magic
    Friday, May 15, 2009

    In continuing the popular Friday Night Family Fun series, the Kid Corner plays host to Miles of Smiles Magic presented by Happy Faces Entertainment on Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Sylvia Stoner: Swan Songs
    Thursday, May 14, 2009

    On Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., the Sylvia Stoner Ensemble presents Swan Songs.

  • Catherine Clinton: Mrs.  Lincoln
    Thursday, May 14, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Biographies of Mary Todd Lincoln

    Author and historian Catherine Clinton discusses her new book Mrs. Lincoln on Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Brian Kelly: Re-Inventing the Weekly Newsmagazine for the Digital Age
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Books on Journalism &
    New Media

    U.S. News & World Report editor Brian Kelly discusses how traditional media is adapting to the challenges presented by new media in a talk titled Re-inventing the Weekly Newsmagazine for the Digital Age on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. 

  • A Conversation with Tobias Wolff
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts A Conversation with Tobias Wolff, author of the Kansas City Big Read selection Old School, on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.