Event Archive

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Format: 2014-11-28
Format: 2014-11-28
  • David Lean and the Romance of Steam Locomotion
    Sunday, November 2, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes film expert David Kipen for an illustrated examination called David Lean and the Romance of Steam Locomotion on Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Pianist Patricia Higdon and flautist Dr. James Hall form the Hall-Higdon Duo
    Sunday, November 2, 2008

    On Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., hosts the musical group the Hall-Higdon Duo.

    Pianist Patricia Higdon and flutist Dr. James Hall have performed together throughout the United States since 2004 in venues including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. The duo will perform classics from Philippe Gaubert, Olivier Messiaen, Benjamin Godard, Paul Hindemith, Lukas Foss, and Robert Muczynski.

  • The Book of Lists: Horror
    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    Five local horror experts discuss their contributions to The Book of Lists: Horror on Thursday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books.

  • Brian Burnes: The Ike Files
    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    Kansas City Star reporter Brian Burnes presents a multimedia look at his new book The Ike Files: Mementos of the Man and His Era from Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Live Panel Discussion For Up To Date With Steve Kraske
    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    On Thursday, October 30, at 11 a.m. Kansas City Star Political Columnist and host of KCUR talk show host, Steve Kraske, broadcasts live from the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. with a distinguished group of political pundits.

  • Ian Kennedy: The Impressionists and the Railroad
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes Ian Kennedy for a discussion of the artistic response from the French Impressionists to the railroad’s advent in France on Wednesday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Alan Branhagen: From Seed to Plate
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    In conjunction with the Hungry Planet exhibit, the Central Library presents From Seed to Plate: Powell Gardens Premieres a New Type of Garden on Tuesday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m.

    From Seed to Plate will be presented by Alan Branhagen, director of horticulture at Powell Gardens. Branhagen will discuss plans for a major new expansion at Powell Gardens opening in late spring 2009, Heartland Harvest Garden.

  • Cydney Millstein and Carol Grove: Houses of Missouri
    Sunday, October 26, 2008

    Local authors Cydney Millstein and Carol Grove will discuss their new book Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940 on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Eighth annual Senior Expo
    Saturday, October 25, 2008

    On Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St., the Library’s eighth annual Senior Expo will play host to citizens over the age of 55.

  • Westport 175: A Community Birthday Celebration
    Saturday, October 25, 2008

    The Kansas City Public Library joins Westport 175: A Community Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.