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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25
  • 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.

  • Bach Aria Soloists chamber music group performs on October 11
    Saturday, October 11, 2008

    Among the premiere chamber music groups in Kansas City, the Bach Aria Soloists return to the Kansas City Public Library for a diverse program including masterworks by Bach, Kreisler, and Paganini as well as arias by Bernstein and Gounoud on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Dr. David Baker examines Jazz During the Hard Bop Era
    Friday, October 10, 2008

    NEA Jazz Master Dr. David Baker examines Jazz During the Hard Bop Era with a presentation that dissects its essential ingredients and illuminates the various groups that made up the rich tradition of 40-plus years of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers on Friday, October 10, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Justine Larbalestier will discuss her latest book
    Thursday, October 9, 2008

    Award-winning young adult author Justine Larbalestier will discuss her latest book, How To Ditch Your Fairy, on Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Riding the Dog: On the Road with Literary Nonfiction
    Thursday, October 9, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts Thomas E. Kennedy for a discussion of how his account of a series of bus trips transcends mere travelogue and enters the realm of literature with Riding the Dog: On the Road with Literary Nonfiction on Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Peter Mansoor: Baghdad at Sunrise
    Thursday, October 9, 2008

    Colonel (retired) Peter Mansoor discusses his new book Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq on Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    Baghdad at Sunrise tells the story of a U.S. brigade in Baghdad from 2004 to 2005. Publishers Weekly says Mansoor’s account is “balanced, perceptive, and merciless.”