Event Archive

All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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  • Meet the Past: Walt Disney
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Walt Disney: American Icon

    Production for the Meet the Past television series continues in May with two programs filmed before a live audience at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Additional episodes will be filmed in June and July. The series will air during prime-time on KCPT (channel 19) in fall 2009.

  • An Evening with Rudolf Friml
    Monday, May 4, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library offers a musical retrospective of the works of celebrated Czech composer Rudolf Friml during a program led by music historian William Everett on Monday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, the fourth of six plays in the Law & Literature Script-in-Hand series
    Sunday, May 3, 2009

    In the third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre present the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic, Chicago.

    The fourth play in the Law & Literature series is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • The Black Health Care Coalition screens two segments of this powerful documentary that sheds light on how a lack of access to power and resources disrupts human biology as surely as germs and viruses
    Saturday, May 2, 2009

    On Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at the L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., the Library and the Black Health Care Coalition screen two parts of the documentary series, Unnatural Causes. Boxed lunches will be provided between screenings of In Sickness and in Wealth and Place Matters.

  • Local author Andrea Warren presents her book that follows the 1863 siege of Vicksburg through the eyes of three children
    Friday, May 1, 2009

    On Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., local author Andrea Warren presents her recently released nonfiction book for young adults Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg.

  • Beyond Mere Embarrassment: Jewish Identity in Old School
    Thursday, April 30, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Old School Related Reading

    A National Endowment for the Arts initiative, The Big Read returns to Kansas City in April 2009 to bring readers the Tobias Wolff novel Old School.

  • Gene Healy: The Cult of the Presidency
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Presidential Power

    On Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Gene Healy presents his book The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power.

  • Meet the Past: President Harry S. Truman
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews President Harry S. Truman, portrayed by Ray Starzmann, as part of the Library’s Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Lynne Olson: Troublesome Young Men
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Winston Churchill: 10 Recent Books

    Author and historian Lynne Olson discusses her new book Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England on Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Monique Laney: How German Rocket Engineers Became Americans in Huntsville, Alabama
    Sunday, April 26, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    The Space Race:
    10 Biographies

    On Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Monique Laney, the 2008 recipient of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, presents a talk titled How German Rocket Engineers Became Americans in Huntsville, Alabama.