Event Archive

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  • Be a part of the KCPT filming of a conversation with the visionary whose crowning achievement was the railroad that became the Kansas City Southern
    Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    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.

  • Author Diane Wei Liang discusses her memoir of China in the years between the Cultural Revolution and the crushing of the pro-democracy movement at  Tiananmen Square
    Monday, June 8, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Memoirs of China

    Nearly 20 years to the day that the Chinese government violently cracked down on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, author Diane Wei Liang discusses her memoir of the period, Lake With No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in Modern China, on Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • A behind the scenes look at the planning, casting, and development of this year’s production
    Monday, June 8, 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.

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents Sophocles' Antigonee, the fifth of six plays in the Law and Literature Script-in-Hand series
    Sunday, June 7, 2009

    The third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, presented by the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, continues on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., with Antigone.

  • Nancy Powell takes a closer look at the work of Nelle Elizabeth Peters
    Sunday, June 7, 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.

  • Richard Jennings presents his most recent book and gives a workshop for aspiring young writers
    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    On Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., author Richard Jennings will present his book, Ghost Town. The event also serves as a workshop for aspiring young writers.

    Jennings, the author of more than 50 essays, short stories, and articles, garnered acclaim for the 1980 book The Tragic Tale of the Dog Who Killed Himself

  • City Market Summer Book Sale Series sponsored by Friends of the Library
    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    On the first Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. in the City Market, 400 Grand St., Kansas City, MO 64106, North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales. Book sales will continue through September.

    Subject matters cover many genres and range in price from $0.50 to $10.00.

  • Neighborhood teens are holding a car wash for the Bluford Branch renovation. Tickets are $5 for a basic wash and $10 for a wash and wheel shine.
    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    In an effort to contribute to the fundraising campaign of the renovation project at the Kansas City Public Library’s Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., neighborhood teens have planned a car wash.

  • Chris Wiser & Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin perform songs from their children’sa album in a high energy live performance
    Friday, June 5, 2009

    On Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., will experience a high energy live performance courtesy of the Sugar Free Allstars.

  • Library Director Crosby Kemper III discusses plans for the $1.3 million project, including enhancements and upgrades to the branch’s services and collections
    Friday, June 5, 2009

    A public report to the community updating the progress and construction schedule of the $1.3 million renovation project at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library will be given by Library Director Crosby Kemper III on Friday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.