Event Archive

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

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Format: 2014-11-27
Format: 2014-11-27
  • Bill Kauffman
    Thursday, October 23, 2008

    Author Bill Kauffman discusses his recent book, Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle American Anti-Imperialism on Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    The new book is the sixth penned by Kauffman and follows other works including Look Homeward America, chosen as one of the best books of 2006 by the American Library Association.

  • Darren Shan will discuss his extensive body of work
    Wednesday, October 22, 2008

    Author Darren Shan will discuss his extensive body of work on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Ann Hagedorn: The Writer's Toolbox
    Wednesday, October 22, 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.

  • Steve Weinberg
    Tuesday, October 21, 2008

    A 1970 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Steve Weinberg discusses his new book A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World’s First Journalism School on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    The University of Missouri School of Journalism is the oldest such school in the country and celebrates its centennial this year.

  • The Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future
    Monday, October 20, 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:

  • 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.