Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Acclaimed Purdue University historian and biographer Randy Roberts discusses the life and career of boxing icon Joe Louis and explains how his impact on sport and country was unlike that of any other athlete of his era.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Local historian Joelouis Mattox of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City presents the story of the United States Colored Troops.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Local artist Anne Pearce discusses her exhibit, Passport, on display in the Guldner Gallery at the Central Library through April 24. The show features contemporary works of ink, acrylic, and pencil on paper.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday Night Family Fun presents the musical biography Beatrix Potter: Her Life and Legacy.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Kansas City Public Library will host a series of author talks for teens titled Guys Read. Each month will feature different authors discussing their latest books which center around teenage male characters. The series begins in February 2011 and ends in April 2011.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Doctor Is In, a series provided by the Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley, continues at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. featuring Shadrach Smith, M.D.
Monday, March 21, 2011
The award-winning Up-To-Date with Steve Kraske program on KCUR 89.3 FM will broadcast a live mayoral debate featuring candidates Mike Burke and Sly James on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Plaza Branch.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with George Caleb Bingham, whose paintings of Missouri and the American frontier have earned him a reputation as one of America’s greatest genre painters of the 19th century.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Patrons will complete a survey, receive a take home test kit and learn to recognize the signs of one of the black community’s silent killers.
The screenings, which occur the third Saturday of every month, is a joint partnership of the Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley.
Admission is free. Call 816.701.3482 to RSVP.