Event Archive

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

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Format: 2014-11-27
Format: 2014-11-27
  • Mad Science of Kansas City
    Friday, January 23, 2009

    On Friday, January 23, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Mad Science of Kansas City will present the first in a three-part, monthly series of programs geared to spark imaginative learning through unique, engaging, and educational activities.

  • What Works in Urban Education: Eric Hanushek
    Thursday, January 22, 2009
    Related Reading:
    Urban Education

    Tom Bloch, author of Stand for the Best and co-founder of Kansas City’s University Academy, and the school partner with the Kansas City Public Library to host a series of thought-provoking presentations by national experts titled What Works in Urban Education.

    The first talk in this series features Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a leading expert on educational policy specializing in the economics and finance of schools. The presentation takes place on Thursday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Jonathan Rand: The Year That Changed the Game
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Longtime local sports writer and current KCChiefs.com columnist Jonathan Rand discusses his new book The Year That Changed the Game on Wednesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Many sports historians believe that the emergence of professional football as America’s premier sport was the result of a slow and steady evolution that began with the 1920 formation of a 14-team circuit that became the National Football League.

  • William Graebner: Patty’s Got a Gun
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009
    Related Reading:
    1970's America

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts author William Graebner for a presentation based on his latest book, Patty’s Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America, on Wednesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Howard Blum: American Lightning
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009
    Related Reading:
    Crimes of the Century

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes bestselling author Howard Blum for a discussion of his book American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century on Tuesday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Live Broadcast of Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration To Be Screened At Central Library And Plaza Branch. Photo credit: David Katz/Obama for America
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, history will be made when Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.

    Beginning at 10 a.m. the inauguration will be screened in Helzberg Auditorium of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. as well as the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, history will be made when Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.

    Beginning at 10 a.m. the inauguration will be screened in Helzberg Auditorium of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. as well as the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Bill Ouseley: In Pursuit of the KC Mob
    Sunday, January 18, 2009
    Related Reading:
    Kansas City Mob

    The legend of organized crime in Kansas City tells of racketeering and money-laundering presided over by often colorful mob bosses.

    Bill Ouseley presents the real story of combating and prosecuting organized crime in Kansas City on Sunday, January 18, at 2 p.m.at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. This presentation draws from his 21-year career with the FBI Organized Crime Squad. Ouseley is author of Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family, 1900-1950.

  • Thursday, January 15, 2009

    In the latest installment of the Kansas City Public Library’s General Knowledge series, Brigadier General Edward Cardon, deputy commandant of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, speaks on Leadership in Challenging Times on Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Michael Elliott: Custerology
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    Author and historian Michael Elliott discusses his new book Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer on Wednesday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.