The Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

KCPT’s Nick Haines emcees this program featuring adult students from Literacy Kansas City who share their stories and local authors who talk about the power of reading.
Hosted by Nick Haines
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

An estimated 225,000 adults in Kansas City are denied some of the simplest and most important moments in life because they cannot read.

To celebrate the joy of literacy the Library hosts the fifth annual Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word. KCPT’s Nick Haines emcees. Adult students from Literacy Kansas City share their stories. And local writers – among them The Recipe (featuring Theodore “Priest” Hughes and Desmond “337” Jones), Chato Villalobos, Grace Suh, and Judith Fertig - discuss the power of reading in their lives.

Sponsored by Literacy Kansas City, The Writers Place, Friends of the Kansas City Public Library, Rainy Day Books and Open Circle.

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