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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Two of youth literature’s best-known authors discuss their new books—Daniel Handler’s Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? and Brian Selznick’s highly anticipated The Marvels—and their overall works.

Co-presented by Reading Reptile and co-sponsored by The Rabbit Hole.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Two metro-area landmarks, the stainless steel-spired Temple and the domed Auditorium, accentuate the world headquarters of the Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri.

Formerly called the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the denomination emerged after the 1844 death of Mormon prophet and leader Joseph Smith Jr. A significant faction of followers formed the RLDS, and Joseph Smith III later accepted its presidency. Including an opposition to polygamy, the younger Smith and his successors navigated a difficult course for decades between Utah Mormonism and mainstream Christianity.

Drawing from his recent two-volume history The Journey of a People, historian Mark Scherer traces the early history of the Community of Christ, its restoration and reorganization, and the subsequent search for a separate identity.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Revamped, revised, reworked, and reimagined fairy tale characters and stories have seen an explosion in contemporary media from graphic novels to television to movies. These ancient tales have held perennial appeal for fans, young and old. Children’s literature expertn Naphtali Faris discusses the enduring fascination with fairy tales, myth, legends, and folklore and how old stories are getting inventive twists for a modern audience.

Presented by the Kansas City Public Library and made possible by a generous contribution from Polsinelli and its National Real Estate Practice, with additional support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Westport Center for the Arts and Jacqueline L. Gafford present a one-woman play about the life and times of Barbara Jordan, the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives and the first African-American woman to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.


Monday, September 28, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information.


Monday, September 28, 2015
5:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 816-418-7150 to register. Sponsored by the Kansas City School District.


Monday, September 28, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ESL classes are small , with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math and American Life. Classes are free. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for more information.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

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