Event Archive

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  • 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.

  • Dr.  Ernest Drake discusses the Ologies
    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    Dugald Steer as Dr. Ernest Drake discusses the Ologies series on Sunday, September 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    To commemorate the anniversary of the release of Dragonology in 2003, Dr. Drake returns with a second major volume, a lavish exploration of fantastical beasts, from yetis to unicorns, in MONSTEROLOGY: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures.

  • Saturdays at Central Children's Programs present My Name Is Junie B. Jones
    Saturday, September 13, 2008

    Throughout the fall, the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., is celebrating its new Children’s Library with a diverse lineup of free programs that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike.

  • Dale Herspring: Rumsfeld's Wars
    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    On the seventh anniversary of one of America's most tragic days, Dr. Dale Herspring will discuss his book Rumsfeld's Wars: The Arrogance of Power on Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Thursday, September 11, 2008

    In partnership with the UMKC Department of Art and Art History as well as The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Public Library hosts its first installment in an occasional program series called Cultural Surveillance.