Previous Special Events

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

This event is for pre-schoolers - 2nd grade.


Friday, October 16, 2009

The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

This event is for pre-schoolers - 2nd grade.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Adrian Goldsworthy addresses perhaps the greatest of all historical questions in a presentation based on his monumental new work, How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower.

In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable. Its vast territory accounted for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of North Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. What accounts for this improbable decline?


Thursday, October 15, 2009
4:00pm

The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. The Library will host a number of performances and workshops during the Storytelling Celebration for story-listeners and storytellers of all ages. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.


Thursday, October 15, 2009
4:00pm @ Waldo Branch

The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

This event is for all ages.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Musicologist Andrew Granade for an introduction to the life and work of composer Virgil Thompson on Wednesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Recommended reading:
The Supreme Court

Author Bob Levy makes the case that the judiciary has actually represented one of the greatest threats to American freedom as he discusses his new book The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The second and final Harry's Front Porch Forum focuses on Preparing Today's Kids for Tomorrow's Jobs: What Should Our Community Do?


Monday, October 12, 2009

An early screen icon who defined the gangster genre, Edward G. Robinson was an atypical movie star—short and swollen-faced with a nasal voice. He won a diversity of roles in his heyday, some that proved a vehicle for his broad dramatic range while other characters turned outlaw outside the gangster stereotype. This film retrospective shows Robinson At the Maximum of His Villainy in the 1940s.


Monday, October 12, 2009
12:00pm

In partnership with Harvesters: The Community Food Network, the Kansas City Public Library offers its annual Food for Fines Week from October 12 through October 18, 2009.

During this period, Library patrons are encouraged to bring undam­aged and unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any Library location in exchange for a one dollar reduction per item in existing overdue fines. Only overdue fines will be eligible for this reduction in Library account balances.