Master storyteller and Library favorite, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec delights his audiences with folktales and myths from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, and Afghanistan. Kikuchi-Yngojo’s performances take his audiences on an adventure of the imagination, weaving a variety of traditional tales with music, movement, and expressions to bring the characters and places to life.
The Final Mission of Bottoms Up tells the story of Lee Lamar, an American pilot turned prisoner of war after his B-24J Liberator was gunned down in 1944 over Croatia during World War II.
A professor of English at Park University, Dennis Okerstrom writes about the crash of Bottoms Up and explains how Lamar, a Missouri farm boy turned pilot, spent the coldest winter in a century in a stalag on the Baltic Sea – and then returned to the crash site more than 60 years later, seeking closure.
Mike and Nancy Micham honed their skills telling stories and singing traditional folk music at Silver Dollar City. They will present a family program full of stories, song, and lots of laughter as part of the Kansas City Storytelling Celebration.
Co-sponsored by Metropolitan Community College–Maple Woods.
Historian and constitutional lawyer David Stewart discusses his new biography of Aaron Burr – America’s third vice president and one of the most daring, and possibly deluded, figures in our nation’s history.
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivers his annual State of the County Address in the Truman Forum of the Kansas City Public Library.
The two-term County Executive, having first been elected in 2006, has touched on making county government more transparent, the integration of a mass transit system, and planning for the next generation with regional cooperation.