Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Kansas City Public Library joins Westport 175: A Community Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.
Friday, October 24, 2008
The Kansas City Public Library hosts Dr. John M.R. Stone for a public dialogue about the climate change on Friday, October 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Author Bill Kauffman discusses his recent book, Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle American Anti-Imperialism on Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The new book is the sixth penned by Kauffman and follows other works including Look Homeward America, chosen as one of the best books of 2006 by the American Library Association.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Author Darren Shan will discuss his extensive body of work on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Kansas City Public Library writer-in-residence Ann Hagedorn presents four talks in October and November intended to help aspiring writers research, write, and publish a book.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A 1970 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Steve Weinberg discusses his new book A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World’s First Journalism School on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The University of Missouri School of Journalism is the oldest such school in the country and celebrates its centennial this year.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Local residents are encouraged to come together this fall for a discussion of some of the toughest public policy issues facing our community and our nation.
The Kansas City Public Library and Consensus are partnering to present the Harry’s Front Porch Forums scheduled for Mondays – October 20, November 17, and December 8 – in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. All three programs begin at 6:30 p.m.
Forum topics include:
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Colonel Thomas Swope made his fortune in Kansas City real estate, a pursuit that led to his donation of the 1,350-acre parkland that made his name famous. But his name also retains some of the mystery surrounding his suspicious death in 1909 from a sudden and violent illness, 99 years ago this month.
On Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Giles Fowler examines one of the most Gothic and bizarre murder stories of the 20th century in Jackson County – a story of wealth, hatred, alleged poisoning, and fierce controversy over the guilt or innocence of the accused physician Bennett Clark Hyde.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Throughout the fall, the Central Library is celebrating its new Children’s Library with a diverse lineup of free programs that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike. On Saturday, October 18, at 2 p.m. the fun continues with Eth-Noh-Tec as it presents Asian Treasure Bag. The Central Library is located at 14 W. 10th St.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Some of baseball’s greatest players – and moments – are remembered in Inside the Park: An Exhibit of Souvenir Baseball Programs currently on display at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The exhibit has been extended through November 2.
The exhibit was derived from Kansas Citian John Nickel’s collection. Nickel presents an illustrated talk about his collection and selected programs chosen for the exhibit on Friday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.