On Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., award-winning author Sandra Cisneros visits to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of her classic The House on Mango Street.
Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Talking Out of Turn with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
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.