Event Archive

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Format: 2014-10-21
Format: 2014-10-21
  • The Rail Splitter and the Railroads
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Local railroad historian Peter Hansen discusses Lincoln’s role in the rise of American railroads on Wednesday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • A Not So Innocent Abroad: The Travels of Mark Twain
    Monday, February 9, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library celebrates the life and work of Mark Twain with Twain and His Times throughout February 2009. This program complements the Reading Missouri initiative, encouraging patrons to read Missouri writers.

    The series begins with A Not So Innocent Abroad: The Travels of Mark Twain presented by Jane Wood on Monday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Monday, February 9, 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.

  • Saturday, February 7, 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.

  • A Triumph of the Spirit
    Friday, February 6, 2009

    Due to overwheleming interest, we are no longer accepting reservations for this event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Award-winning playwright Shirley Johnson illustrates the trials and tribulations that forged Harriet Tubman’s faith and solidified her life’s purpose with the semi-musical A Triumph of the Spirit on Friday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Lincoln and Leadership
    Thursday, February 5, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Abraham Lincoln: Life & Legacy

    A panel of military historians from the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College discusses Lincoln’s leadership traits as commander in chief on Thursday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Dana Canedy: A Journal for Jordan
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Canedy presents her book, A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor on Wednesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Equal parts poignant and tragic, A Journal for Jordan serves as a history lesson for a son taught by the father he will never meet.

  • The Manifestation of the Black Hero on Screen
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts film critic Shawn Edwards for a presentation on The Manifestation of the Black Hero on Screen on Wednesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    This presentation draws from contemporary films as well as the earliest days of cinema history in order to provide a complete perspective on how African Americans have been portrayed in film as heroes who face injustice while overcoming racist clichés and stereotypes. 

  • The Evolution of the National Security Council: Truman to Present
    Monday, February 2, 2009

    An expert on national security issues, Dr. D. Robert Worley discusses The Evolution of the National Security Council: Truman to Present on Monday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Monday, February 2, 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.