Event Archive

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Format: 2015-03-06
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  • Astronomer, astrophysicist and five-time astronaut Dr. Steven Hawley gives a presentation to complement the exhibit Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery
    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Related exhibit:
    Visions of the Universe

    Related films:
    Cinema Across the Universe

    Participate in the International Year of Astronomy when Dr. Steven Hawley—astronomer, astrophysicist and astronaut—presents Galileo, Apollo, and Beyond on Tuesday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • On the 146th anniversary of the battle that would become the namesake for Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a panel of military  historians discusses The Battle of Gettysburg: Why it Mattered
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Battle of Gettysburg

    A panel of military historians will discuss the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg on Wednesday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Be a part of the KCPT filming of a conversation with the Missouri-born outlaw who became one of the most infamous bank and train robbers in American history
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Jesse James: American Outlaw

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

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

  • Mother/daughter writing team Faye and Aliza Kellerman discuss their new novel about three teenagers caught in a frightening alternate reality
    Monday, June 29, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Thrillers for Teens

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts Faye and Aliza Kellerman for a discussion of their novel Prism on Monday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • A discussion of Falstaff, the  opportunistic schemer who has been the inspiration for songs, paintings, and operas
    Monday, June 29, 2009

    On Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents The Merry Wives of Windsor: The Earliest Sitcom, a series of programs celebrating one of Shakespeare’s rollicking comedies.

  • Susan Richards Johnson takes a closer look at the work of Mary Colter
    Sunday, June 28, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Women in Architecture

    The women architects who helped shape Kansas City neighborhoods and beyond are the subject of the second season of They Built Kansas City, a series examining the work of architects responsible for some of the city’s most recognizable structures.

    All programs in the series begin at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Celebrate  the 25th Anniversary  of The Friends of The Kansas City Public Library when the  Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents a Script-In-Hand performance of Stephen Vincent Benét’s The Devil & Daniel Webster
    Friday, June 26, 2009

    The third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, presented by the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, wraps up with The Devil and Daniel Webster on Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Author and journalist Gary Pomerantz presents the riveting true story of a 1920s Kansas City housewife who killed her husband over a game of bridge
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    1920s-30s America

    Gary Pomerantz talks about his new true- crime book set in Kansas City, The Devil’s Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand, and a New American Age, on Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Don Dagenais of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents excerpts from several operas based upon this play
    Monday, June 22, 2009

    On Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents The Merry Wives of Windsor: The Earliest Sitcom, a series of programs celebrating one of Shakespeare’s rollicking comedies.

  • Sunday, June 21, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Eating Locally

    Season Burnett discusses sustainable methods for buying, making and growing food in Kansas City on Sunday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at the Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St. in Independence.