Tom Bloch and the University Academy have joined the Kansas City Public Library to host a series of thought-provoking presentations by national experts titled What Works in Urban Education.
Teach For America Founder and Chief Executive Wendy Kopp discusses her book One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
From its start in 1857, the Quindaro township—in present-day Wyandotte County—was an unabashedly free-state community surrounded by pro-slavery sympathizers. Amid this conflict, Quindaro residents forged a community based on multi-ethnic collaboration—a model for ethnic solidarity today. The unique personalities that combined to create the Quindaro Underground Railroad also bridged a seemingly insurmountable political gap with the pro-slavery town of Parkville, Missouri.
The Kansas City Public Library continues Searching the Psyche through Cinema with a screening of Heavenly Creatures (1994) followed by an expert film discussion on Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Kansas City Public Library hosts the annual Fifth District Congressional Student Art Competition with U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and his wife Dianne Cleaver on Saturday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Cleavers will recognize all participating student artists and name the top five submissions, including the grand prize winner.
On Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., award-winning author Sandra Cisneros visits to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of her classic The House on Mango Street.
Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Talking Out of Turn with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.