Event Archive

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Format: 2014-07-29
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  • Jennet Conant: The  Irregulars
    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant discusses her newest nonfiction account of events surrounding American involvement in World War II, titled The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008

    Dr. Winnie Dunn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center discusses her book Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses along with her research in this field, on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • General Chaos: Missouri Families and  General Order No. 11
    Sunday, September 21, 2008

    In the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., became suspicious of local support for Confederate sympathizers and issued the infamous General Order No. 11 “ the enforced evacuation of rural communities in four Missouri counties surrounding Kansas City.

    Tom Rafiner examines the economic and social repercussions of the abandoned homesteads and farmsteads amid this Civil War turbulence on Sunday, September 21, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Friends of the  Library sponsor The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Friday, September 19, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library redefines the wall of sound as the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series finishes off a rollicking line-up of cult musicals this summer.

    This raucous rock/pop driven showcase concludes with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) on Friday, September 19, at 8:45 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Thursday, September 18, 2008

    Designed to explore Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books, the Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature program at the Kansas City Public Library explores the theme of Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination over the course of five sessions scheduled for the third Thursday of every month. Reservations for this event are closed. Please email us if you would like to be on our waiting list.

  • A Chain Reaction: Nuclear  Weapons, Policy, and People
    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts a discussion about the history of the United States’ nuclear weapons policy and the current controversies surrounding nuclear weapons including events in Iran on Thursday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM presents Making a Scene
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Making a Scene with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • American Icon: The Enduring  Appeal of the Cowboy
    Tuesday, September 16, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library celebrates the legacy of Western novelist Louis L’Amour with Dr. Jim Hoy and his presentation American Icon: The Enduring Appeal of the Cowboy on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Erin Hunter discusses Warriors: Power  of Three: Eclipse
    Monday, September 15, 2008

    Erin Hunter discusses the latest installment in her fantasy series Warriors, Power of Three: Eclipse on Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Second Sundays with KC Columnists features Diane Stafford of the Kansas City Star
    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    The Kansas City Star workplace and careers columnist Diane Stafford gives the first talk in the second season of the Library’s Second Sundays with KC Columnists on Sunday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.