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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to illness, Philip Miller’s presentation at the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday, December 28, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., has been cancelled. He hopes to reschedule at a later time.