Event Archive

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Format: 2015-08-04
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  • 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.

  • KCPT's Nick Haines moderates  a panel discussion with Dave Helling, Pam Fine, Steve Rose, Tony Botello, and John Landsberg
    Thursday, June 4, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Books on Journalism &
    New Media

    Nick Haines, executive producer of news and public affairs programming at KCPT, moderates a panel discussion about the future of local news on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Historian Olga Olivares talks about the meaning and significance of dichos in Mexican culture
    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    To celebrate the exhibit, Dichos: Words to Live, Love, and Laugh By in Latin America, the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., welcomes historian Olga Olivares. Her presentation, titled Dichos and Other Mexican Traditions, will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Museum curators Margi Conrads and Catherine Futter explain connections between American art and political history
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    American Art in Culture

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts Margi Conrads and Catherine Futter for a discussion called Drawing the Curtain Back: Reinstalling the American Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.