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Format: 2015-08-29
Format: 2015-08-29
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • A film series devoted to Tim Burton, the auteur whose distinct visual landscapes are a play land for unique and sometimes grotesque characters
    Saturday, October 17, 2009

    An auteur who presents a distinct visual landscape, Tim Burton is known for reinterpretations of folk and fairytales featuring his own unique characters—flawed personalities that are sometimes childish, grotesque, or simply insane. Despite employing such an eccentric and idiosyncratic storytelling technique, his films have earned mainstream acceptance and incredible box-office returns. The Kansas City Public Library explores the work of Tim Burton with An Attraction to the Horrific.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Kansas City slipware artist  Irma Starr, one of the greatest living practitioners of 17th century English slipware pottery, demonstrates her unique decorative design techniques.
    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Friday Night Family Fun presents Kansas City artist Irma Starr.

    Starr will give an informative presentation about 17th century English slipware pottery and then demonstrate the slipware technique called feathering. Afterwards, children will be given clay and feathers to fashion their own design.

  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

    This event is for pre-schoolers - 2nd grade.

  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

    This event is for pre-schoolers - 2nd grade.

  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

    This event is for pre-schoolers - 2nd grade.

  • Adrian Goldsworthy addresses  a great historical question in his presentation based on his  monumental new work, How  Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Adrian Goldsworthy addresses perhaps the greatest of all historical questions in a presentation based on his monumental new work, How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower.

    In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable. Its vast territory accounted for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of North Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. What accounts for this improbable decline?

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