Previous Special Events

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Investigative journalist Richard Serrano tells the story of his grandfather’s murder and its cover-up—with links to political boss Tom Pendergast and other colorful characters.

A drunk living on Kansas City's skid row, James Patrick Lyons was arrested 80 times for public intoxication. On the night of his last arrest, he was taken to the city jail and held in solitary confinement. The next morning he was dead. Officials said it was natural causes—yet they could not explain his broken neck.


Saturday, October 17, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza 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.


Saturday, October 17, 2009
5:30pm @ Plaza 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.


Saturday, October 17, 2009
4:30pm @ Plaza 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.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

An auteur who presents a distinct visual landscape, Tim Burton is known for reinterpretations of folk and fairytales featuring his own unique characters—flawed personalities that are sometimes childish, grotesque, or simply insane. Despite employing such an eccentric and idiosyncratic storytelling technique, his films have earned mainstream acceptance and incredible box-office returns. The Kansas City Public Library explores the work of Tim Burton with An Attraction to the Horrific.


Saturday, October 17, 2009
3:00pm @ Plaza 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.


Saturday, October 17, 2009
3:00pm @ Plaza 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.


Friday, October 16, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza 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.


Friday, October 16, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Friday Night Family Fun presents Kansas City artist Irma Starr.

Starr will give an informative presentation about 17th century English slipware pottery and then demonstrate the slipware technique called feathering. Afterwards, children will be given clay and feathers to fashion their own design.


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.