Craig Cobb was already notorious before trying to take over Leith, North Dakota, and turn it into an Aryan enclave some three years ago. The struggle for control of the tiny hamlet culminated in the white supremacist’s arrest for intimidating its residents.
In conjunction with its Shakespeare-themed 2016 Adult Winter Reading Program and the forthcoming special exhibit, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, the Library screens four films spotlighting the Bard’s works. All feature the great Kenneth Branagh as director, star, or both.
Saturday, March 12th, 2016
2:00pm @ Westport Branch The Westport Historical Society Speaker Series seeks to promote and foster public interest in and preserve the significance of local history.
Title of Talk: Midtown Kansas City's Historic Neighborhoods
Speaker: Mary Jo Draper
Join us at the Westport Branch Library for a presentation from Midtown resident Mary Jo Draper, who has written extensively about the history of Midtown neighborhoods and current issues affecting the area.
For two years, Harvard University social sciences professor Matthew Desmond embedded himself in two poor neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What he found was a sobering fact of life: One of the struggling residents’ biggest challenges was holding on to a place to live. Eviction was a persistent threat.
Judith Rumelt – better known by her pen name, Cassandra Clare – worked for several years as a journalist for The Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to writing books. The creator of the Shadowhunter Chronicles now towers as an author of young-adult fantasy fiction.
The Library, in partnership with American Public Square, launches a series of discussions of polarizing local issues – minus the incivility and insults that all too often feed polarity.
Third-grade reading proficiency is a major factor in determining youngsters’ future success. What’s being done — and what more needs to be done — to insure that local schools are helping their students make the grade?
The three artists behind the new exhibition Measured Space – on display in the Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery through May 22, 2016 – discuss their sculptural works, which explore philosophies relating to construction, technology, and place.
Eric Vaughn’s passion for magic started when he was 10 years old. He’s now one of the busiest magicians in the Midwest, keeping audiences laughing and scratching their heads at the same time with performances that are wacky, enthusiastic, interactive, and entertaining.
In conjunction with its Shakespeare-themed 2016 Adult Winter Reading Program and the forthcoming special exhibit, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, the Library screens four films spotlighting the Bard’s works. All feature the great Kenneth Branagh as director, star, or both.This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.