Event Archive

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Format: 2014-09-23
Format: 2014-09-23
  • Script in Hand Series presents The Night Of January 16th
    Sunday, March 1, 2009

    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 third play in the series, The Night of January 16th by Ayn Rand, is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Casual Concert Series presents Kevin Hiatt
    Saturday, February 28, 2009

    In cooperation with The Kansas City Guitar Society, the Kansas City Public Library welcomes Kevin Hiatt as part of the Casual Concert Series on Saturday, February 28, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. 

    Hiatt will perform his original fingerstyle compositions on 6-string, 7-string, and 12-string acoustic guitars. His music straddles the boundaries between the classical, folk, pop and jazz genres.

  • Tom Clavin: The Last Stand of Fox Company
    Thursday, February 26, 2009
    Recommended reading:

    Best-selling author Tom Clavin discusses his new book, The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat, on Thursday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Cultural Surveillance
    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts the latest installment of the Cultural Surveillance series with artist Anne Harris on Thursday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Azar Nafisi: Things I’ve Been Silent About
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Iranian Memoirs

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes international bestselling author Azar Nafisi for a presentation based on her new book Things I’ve Been Silent About – the follow-up to the acclaimed Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – on Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Stephen Molton: Brothers in Arms
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    The Kennedys & the Castros

    Author Stephen Molton discusses his new book Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • An Evening with Carol Vaness
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    Opera soprano Carol Vaness will discuss her life and career in opera, including her part in Pavarotti’s last performance at the Met in New York, on Tuesday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Intersecting Genius: Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla
    Monday, February 23, 2009

    The Twain and His Times event scheduled for this evening—Intersecting Genius: Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla—has been canceled since one of the speakers slated for the presentation is unable to attend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • A Conversation on Immigrants and Civil Rights
    Monday, February 23, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library will host A Conversation on Immigrants and Civil Rights on Monday, February 23, at 6 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Civil rights attorney Bill Raney and immigration attorney Angela Ferguson will discuss several aspects of the immigration issue in America. The audience will be asked to participate in the discussion.

  • Monday, February 23, 2009

    Compiled by film critic Shawn Edwards, this film series offers several perspectives on the portrayal of African American sports figures as heroes who face injustice while overcoming racist clichés and stereotypes. Throughout February 2009, Our Heroes showcases some of the most important black sports movies every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.