Events: anytime, any location, all ages

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
(All day) @ Central Library

For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Irene Tinker helped compile and edit Developing Power: How Women Transformed International Development, a collection of stories of 27 women from a dozen countries who have contributed to the global women’s movement. But she might have merited her own chapter in the book.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

From his professional acting debut on an early TV game show – for which he accepted a fishing rod as payment – Robert Redford grew into a Hollywood icon, ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 30 greatest actors of all time. He’s an Oscar-winning director, to boot.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Join us at the Westport Branch Library for a presentation from local author and radio personality Julee Jonez. Along with Purpose Publishing's Michelle Gines, Jonez will share her experiences and processes with the self-publishing industry.

Journeying from self-editing classes and overcoming fear, Jonez is ready share her new book Pressing Past the Past with the world and take on her next writing adventure. Jonez will be available for questions and book signings following the presentation.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Amid humanitarian crises in Syria and Iraq and debate in the U.S. about how to address them, a panel of Kansas City-area faith leaders sat down in May to discuss religious teachings and traditions and whether they could – or should – guide national policy. Nearly 330 people attended the event, part of the Library’s 2016 Immigrant Heritage Series.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

America’s longest war began with an Apache raid and kidnapping of an Arizona rancher’s 12-year-old stepson in 1861. It would last more than a quarter of a century, the government waging a campaign to confine the various Apache bands to reservations. Geronimo’s surrender in 1886 finally signaled an end to a ferocious struggle.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Location: City Market, 20 E 5th St.

Looking for some good reads, new music, or a movie or two to enjoy this summer and fall? On the first Saturday of the month from August through October, in the atrium north of Steamboat Arabia at the City Market, the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library are selling an array of books and other items for a mere $1 to $2. Choose from recently published hardback fiction, nonfiction, popular young adult, and audio books; soft-cover books for all ages; DVDs; and CDs. Some “special finds” are priced at $5 and up.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fifty years ago this month, on September 8, 1966, NBC launched a new science-fiction television series that would become one of the most revered franchises in American entertainment history. Star Trek generated five more TV series (with a sixth in the works) and three generations of films along with an array of books, games, and toys.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Join us on Saturday September 3rd at the Westport Branch Library for an afternoon event with local author Alan Proctor. Mr. Proctor will speak about his latest book, The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate , and the importance of writing a memoir.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Gary Lezak is one of the most familiar and popular faces on Kansas City television, a six-time Emmy Award winner who has delivered impressively accurate weather forecasts on NBC affiliate KSHB since 1996. He has taken his passion and expertise to a new medium, children’s books, collaborating with Topeka, Kansas, illustrator Rob Peters on It's a Sunny Life: An Adventure Fit for Rain or Shine.

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