Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Amelia Earhart, portrayed by Ann Birney, as part of the Library's Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Richard Byrum and Don Dagenais present The High Jinx of Pirates: Playing Out Spoof and Social Comment on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Byrum and Dagenais will examine the historical background of Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas and how they fit within Victorian society. Byrum and Dagenais are both Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild volunteer speakers.
Dr. Jacob Wagner, an assistant professor of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, presents a talk titled Rebuilding the Crescent City: Disaster, Demolition, and Preservation since Hurricane Katrina on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
In the ever-popular Friday Night Family Fun series, acclaimed New York jazz pianist, Gary Negbaur, presents Max's Family Band, on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Gary, along with his wife, theater vocalist Yvette Negbaur, front the band named for the couple's two-year-old son. The group plays a mix of jazzy children's tunes that children and adults alike can enjoy.
On Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., author Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs discusses her book Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Langston Hughes, portrayed by Charles Everett Pace, as part of the Library's Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers discusses his memoir Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Kansas City Public Library presents Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey on Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Love in the Land of Dementia is an intergenerational and inspirational performance that explores such complex issues as loss and change, flexibility and acceptance, and the difficulty of connecting with loved ones who have Alzheimer's disease. These stories offer insight, information, and hope to families, friends, and caregivers.