Event Archive

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Format: 2014-09-22
Format: 2014-09-22
  • Death of Colonel Thomas Swope Examined at Kansas City Public Library
    Sunday, October 19, 2008

    Colonel Thomas Swope made his fortune in Kansas City real estate, a pursuit that led to his donation of the 1,350-acre parkland that made his name famous. But his name also retains some of the mystery surrounding his suspicious death in 1909 from a sudden and violent illness, 99 years ago this month.

    On Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Giles Fowler examines one of the most Gothic and bizarre murder stories of the 20th century in Jackson County – a story of wealth, hatred, alleged poisoning, and fierce controversy over the guilt or innocence of the accused physician Bennett Clark Hyde.

  • Eth-Noh-Tec presents Asian Treasure Bag
    Saturday, October 18, 2008

    Throughout the fall, the Central Library is celebrating its new Children’s Library with a diverse lineup of free programs that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike. On Saturday, October 18, at 2 p.m. the fun continues with Eth-Noh-Tec as it presents Asian Treasure Bag. The Central Library is located at 14 W. 10th St.

  • Inside the Park: An Exhibit  of Souvenir Baseball Programs
    Friday, October 17, 2008

    Some of baseball’s greatest players – and moments – are remembered in Inside the Park: An Exhibit of Souvenir Baseball Programs currently on display at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The exhibit has been extended through November 2.

    The exhibit was derived from Kansas Citian John Nickel’s collection. Nickel presents an illustrated talk about his collection and selected programs chosen for the exhibit on Friday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Sugar Creek Renovation Celebration
    Friday, October 17, 2008

    On Friday, October 17, at 4 p.m. the Sugar Creek Branch, 102 South Sterling, celebrates its recent renovation with a free reception open to the public.

    Among the dignitaries scheduled to speak at the reception are Sugar Creek Mayor Stanley Salva, Sugar Creek representative to the Kansas City Public Library’s Board of Trustees, Fran Daniel, Library Director Crosby Kemper III, and Branch Manager Claudia Visnich.

  • Moshe Safdie: A Report to the People of Kansas City
    Thursday, October 16, 2008

    Acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie will give a major address on the progress of his latest work, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Making a Scene with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Ann Hagedorn: Welcome to the Country of Writing
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    Kansas City Public Library writer-in-residence Ann Hagedorn presents four talks in October and November intended to help aspiring writers research, write, and publish a book.

  • David Thomson: A Personal Introduction to 1000 Films
    Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts noted film expert David Thomson for a discussion of his new book Have You Seen...? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Noontime Concert with the Kansas City Symphony
    Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    A string quartet from the Kansas City Symphony provides a free lunchtime concert on Tuesday, October 14, at noon at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Symphony violist Jenifer Richison and cellist Yeonsun Joo lead a string ensemble playing Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz, and Ravel – all selections from the upcoming Symphony concert schedule. Audience members may enter a drawing for one pair of complimentary tickets to a Kansas City Symphony performance.

  • Second Sundays with KC Columnists: Mary Sanchez
    Sunday, October 12, 2008

    The Kansas City Star columnist Mary Sanchez hosts the second installment in the 2008-09 Second Sundays with KC Columnists series on Sunday, October 12, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.