Events: anytime, Plaza Branch, all ages

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jane Austen remains famous today for Pride and Prejudice and other novels in which she reflects on the life of the British land gentry at the end of the 18th century. Critics often say she did so at the expense of more meaningful commentary on the politics of the day.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Less than 100 days before Americans go to the polls, the latest installment of Dateline: Washington examines what has been one of the most extraordinary election years in the nation’s history. TIME magazine Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle holds a public conversation with former Politico writer Mike Allen, spotlighting the bruising contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and the potential ramifications further down each ticket.


Friday, August 5, 2016

After five weeks of drama classes, participants in the Young Actors Workshop need an audience.

Enjoy comedic and dramatic performances by youth ages 3-17 taught by theatre instructor John Mulvey, who holds a Bachelor of Theatre Arts degree from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

All ages.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

It's not just bullies in the schoolyard that should worry us. Charles Derber and Yale Magrass point to a larger, more systemic problem with aggression and intimidation – waged by corporations, by Congress, by our military.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Celebrate all things LEGO®. Meet a LEGOLAND Discovery Center character, see if you can stump master model builder Joe Nunnick in a five-minute building contest, and test your skills in other LEGO challenges.

Ages 7-12.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Kansas City-area entertainers Jay and Leslie Cady are off and running with a lively program of circus skills, funny fables, and audience participation. Enjoy a mime baseball game, juggling, and even a look at America’s favorite sport – running for president.


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.


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