Sunday, August 15, 2010
Former Kansas City Star editor Laura Hockaday shares historical and personal anecdotes attributed to two Star legends, founder and publisher William Rockhill Nelson and founder of The Star’s women’s news department Nell Snead on Sunday, August 15, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The Saturdays at Central series hosts yo-yo extraordinaire Brent Dellinger in a high-energy, fast-paced performance set to music.
Dellinger will do complicated tricks such as free-hand, double-hand, and off-string – throwing the yo-yo up in the air and catching it by the string. Children are encouraged to bring their own yo-yos or they may purchase Dellinger’s own brand.
There will be time for questions and some brief instruction for beginners at the end of the performance.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
John T. Fleming III, executive vice president of Black Educational Events, discusses the state of historically black colleges and universities on Thursday, August 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch 4801 Main St.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Described as "a vital new voice in American fiction," Kansas City resident Doug Worgul presents his novel Thin Blue Smoke, a tale of redemption that focuses on love and loss, hope and despair, God and whiskey, barbeque and the blues.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
On the first Saturday of every month this summer in the City Market, 400 Grand St., Kansas City, MO, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales on the North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia. Book sales will continue through October.
The books range in price from $0.50 to $5.00 and cover many genres.
For additional information, contact KCLibraryFriends@gmail.com, or call (816) 701-3468.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Local kids’ rockers The La La’s return to the Library to help celebrate the achievements of all who participated in this year’s Summer Reading program, performing at Plaza’s annual end of summer party.
The musical duo is made up of two local moms: Jill Simpson, a former radio voiceover artist from Kansas who grew up performing in musical theater and worked as a preschool music teacher; and Kim Grassman, a California surfer girl who grew up singing in church music ministry and went on to become a Nashville recording artist.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Acclaimed film historian and critic David Thomson speaks about the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock’s most important film, as detailed in his book The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Author Daniel S. Pierce discusses the history of NASCAR from its postwar beginnings on Daytona Beach and Piedmont dirt tracks to the billion dollar industry it is today on Tuesday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
James Loewen, best-selling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, gives an original presentation on misconceptions about slavery and the Underground Railroad on Thursday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Architect Scott Bingham offers insights into the history and construction of the Community Christian Church, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.