Event Archive

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Format: 2014-11-01
Format: 2014-11-01
  • Thursday, November 20, 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.

  • Carlo D’Este: Warlord - A Life of Winston Churchill at War
    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Eminent military historian Carlo D’Este speaks about his new book, Warlord - A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945, on Thursday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Robert Martensen: A Life Worth Living
    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Physician, historian, and ethicist Robert Martensen discusses his book, A Life Worth Living: A Doctor’s Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era, on Thursday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Chip Kidd: The Secret History of Batman in Japan
    Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes revolutionary book designer Chip Kidd for an exploration of The Secret History of Batman in Japan on Wednesday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Dreams of Empire: Kansas City and the Railroads
    Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes railroad historian Peter A. Hansen for a presentation called Dreams of Empire: Kansas City and the Railroads on Tuesday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Making Ends Meet: Is There a Way to Help Working Americans?
    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Local residents are encouraged to come together this fall for a discussion of some of the toughest public policy issues facing our community and our nation.

    The Kansas City Public Library and Consensus are partnering to present the Harry’s Front Porch Forums scheduled for Mondays – October 20, November 17, and December 8 – in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. All three programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Forum topics include:

  • Ayuel Leek Deng, Beny Ngor Chol, and Barbara Youree: Courageous Journey
    Sunday, November 16, 2008

    The chaos and violence happening in the African country of Sudan—one of gravest tragedies in modern world history—is the focus of a discussion featuring  the authors of Courageous Journey: Walking the Lost Boys’ Path from the Sudan to America, on Sunday, November 16, at 3 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Sunday, November 16, 2008

    The influence of the Missouri River on the urban development that first started along its banks goes beyond infrastructure and extends to the social fabric of the community, as Amahia Mallea explains in this presentation on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Sean Hill: Blood Ties & Brown Liquor
    Sunday, November 16, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts poet Sean Hill for a reading from his first collection of poetry, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor on Sunday, November 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. The program is a part of the Park University Ethnic Voices Poetry Series.

  • Social Entrepreneurship Forum Focuses on Community Problem Solving
    Saturday, November 15, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts a forum on problem solving at the community level as inspired by the FRONTLINE/World Social Entrepreneur Series. The event will take place on Saturday, November 15, at 2 p.m. in the Helzberg Auditorium at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.