Friday, October 3, 2008
The Kansas City Public Library hosts Nation magazine columnist John Nichols for a critique of mainstream media outlets during a program called Our Media, Not Theirs on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The Kansas City Public Library hosts poet Victoria Chang for a reading from her latest collection as part of a presentation called The Business of Words on Thursday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Regarded as one of the most engaging speakers in the children’s book world, author Leonard S. Marcus discusses his latest work, Minders of Make Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature on Wednesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Paul Mesner Puppets presents The Long Story of Corinthian Hall, an entertaining look at the lives and legacies of one of Kansas City's founding families, with an all-puppet cast, on Saturday, September 27, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant discusses her newest nonfiction account of events surrounding American involvement in World War II, titled The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dr. Winnie Dunn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center discusses her book Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses along with her research in this field, on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
In the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., became suspicious of local support for Confederate sympathizers and issued the infamous General Order No. 11 “ the enforced evacuation of rural communities in four Missouri counties surrounding Kansas City.
Tom Rafiner examines the economic and social repercussions of the abandoned homesteads and farmsteads amid this Civil War turbulence on Sunday, September 21, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Friday, September 19, 2008
The Kansas City Public Library redefines the wall of sound as the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series finishes off a rollicking line-up of cult musicals this summer.
This raucous rock/pop driven showcase concludes with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) on Friday, September 19, at 8:45 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Designed to explore Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books, the Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature program at the Kansas City Public Library explores the theme of Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination over the course of five sessions scheduled for the third Thursday of every month. Reservations for this event are closed. Please email us if you would like to be on our waiting list.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The Kansas City Public Library hosts a discussion about the history of the United States’ nuclear weapons policy and the current controversies surrounding nuclear weapons including events in Iran on Thursday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.