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  • Border War examines the history of the athletic rivalry between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas
    Border War
    Monday, November 3, 2008
    Plaza Branch

    The Kansas City Public Library and Metro Sports partner for the theatrical premieres of two feature-length documentaries in November 2008 in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    Fans of local sports and history will be treated to the premiere of Border War on Monday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. The documentary, produced by Metro Sports and scheduled to begin showing on the network on November 26, examines the history of the athletic rivalry between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas.

  • Peter Mansoor: Baghdad at Sunrise
    Peter Mansoor: Baghdad at Sunrise
    Thursday, October 9, 2008
    Central Library

    Colonel (retired) Peter Mansoor discusses his new book Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq on Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    Baghdad at Sunrise tells the story of a U.S. brigade in Baghdad from 2004 to 2005. Publishers Weekly says Mansoor’s account is “balanced, perceptive, and merciless.”

  • The Kansas City Public Library hosts the national launch of Tom Bloch's new book, Stand for the Best
    Tom Bloch: Stand for the Best
    Thursday, August 28, 2008
    Plaza Branch

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts the national launch of Tom Bloch's new book, Stand for the Best, on Thursday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Meet the Past: Tom Pendergast
    Meet the Past: Tom Pendergast
    Thursday, December 13, 2007
    Central Library

    Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Tom Pendergast, portrayed by Bill Worley, as part of the Library’s Meet the Past series on Thursday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.