Monday, August 24, 2009
Kansas City native Joe Drape presents his book, Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen, on Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday, August 21, 2009
The Kansas City Public Library screens cult films with broad appeal as the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series draws inspiration from The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section for the satiric publication The Onion.
The series continues with Donnie Darko (2001) on Friday, August 21, at 8:45 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
National World War I Museum Vice President of Museum Programs Eli Paul discusses the role marketing, and specifically printed posters, played in shaping public opinion during World War I on Thursday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Production for the Meet the Past television series continues in August with two programs taped before a live audience at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The series will air in prime-time on KCPT (channel 19) during the 2009-10 season.
Meet the Past features Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviewing prominent historical figures (as portrayed by actors and veteran Chautauqua performers) with Kansas City-area connections.
Monday, August 17, 2009
The At Ease with Opera series returns to the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., in August with two programs focusing on the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s September production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.
Tosca is one of Puccini’s most popular operas, ranking eighth on Opera America’s 2008 list of the 20 most-performed operas in North America.
Set in Rome during the Napoleonic Wars, Puccini’s dramatic music helps tell the story of a political game of cat-and-mouse.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Comprised largely of free-state sympathizers, the German community of Concordia was located in Lafayette County, which contained more slaves than any other Missouri county. During the Civil War, the settlement became a target of a guerilla band led by "Bloody Bill" Anderson. Despite wartime travails, Concordia prospered amidst the agricultural and transportation changes of the post-war decades.
Robert W. Frizzell describes the Civil War-era conflicts surrounding Concordia on Sunday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The Kansas City Public Library will be one of the scheduled stops on the The Wimpy Kid Ice Cream Truck Tour, Friday, August 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waldo Branch, 201 East 75th Street. The tour is to promote Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, the fourth book in the New York Times best-selling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Please note: This event time has been changed to 2 p.m. We regret any inconvenience.
Saturdays at Central closes the summer with Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove on August 8, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Library will rock with songs, dancing, and fun from Kansas City’s favorite kid-rocker.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Production for the Meet the Past television series continues in July with two programs taped before a live audience at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The series will air during prime-time on KCPT (channel 19) during the 2009-10 season.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Your house just might be a tangible piece of Kansas City history. Gain the tools to coax your home into telling its tale on Saturday, July 25, at 1 p.m. at the Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.