Tuesday, January 20, 2009
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, history will be made when Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
Beginning at 10 a.m. the inauguration will be screened in Helzberg Auditorium of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. as well as the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The legend of organized crime in Kansas City tells of racketeering and money-laundering presided over by often colorful mob bosses.
Bill Ouseley presents the real story of combating and prosecuting organized crime in Kansas City on Sunday, January 18, at 2 p.m.at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. This presentation draws from his 21-year career with the FBI Organized Crime Squad. Ouseley is author of Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family, 1900-1950.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
In the latest installment of the Kansas City Public Library’s General Knowledge series, Brigadier General Edward Cardon, deputy commandant of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, speaks on Leadership in Challenging Times on Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Andrew Smith discusses Hamburger: A Global History on Tuesday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Kansas City Star columnist Steve Penn gives the January talk in the Library’s Second Sundays with KC Columnists series on Sunday, January 11, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
On Saturday, January 10, at 2 p.m. the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., plays host to Yurtfolk as it presents its debut CD, Anyone Can Sing, a family-friendly folk mix of get up and dance songs, lullabies, and Spanish-language songs.
Friday, January 9, 2009
One of this decade’s most celebrated children’s authors, Kate DiCamillo, discusses her book, The Tale of Despereaux, on Friday, January 9, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Known for books such as Because of Winn Dixie (a Newbery Honor book) and The Tiger Rising (a National Book Award finalist), DiCamillo solidified her place among the elite in the children’s literary world with The Tale of Despereaux. The 2004 Newbery Medal award-winning book was made into a major animated motion picture released in December 2008.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Kansas City Public Library hosts author Eugene Halton for his ruminations on the battle between autonomy and automation as presented in his book The Great Brain Suck and Other American Epiphanies on Thursday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
On Wednesday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Jan R. Van Meter discusses his debut book Tippecanoe and Tyler Too: Famous Slogans and Catchphrases in American History.