Thursday, June 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Plaza Branch
Cornell University’s Barry Strauss, one of today’s foremost classicists, returns to the Library to discuss his latest book, Ten Caesars. It tracks the reigns and impact of 10 of the most important emperors over a 3½-century span of the Roman Empire, from Augustus to Nero to Marcus Aurelius to Constantine.
June 1 - July 31, 2019
The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. Explore a universe of stories, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. Read five books, earn a cosmically cool prize.
Exhibit on Display | June 1 - Sept. 8 | Central Library
Artist Ralph Steadman is known for his creative collaboration with writer Hunter S. Thompson, matching outrageous illustrations to Thompson’s gonzo writing. Beyond that partnership, Steadman’s career spans over 60 years; this summer, the Library is among a few U.S. sites hosting a touring retrospective exhibit of over 100 of his original works.
Kansas City voters go to the polls June 18, 2019, to weigh in on several races and issues, including selection of the city’s next mayor. Want to be prepared to cast your ballot? The Library has an array of election resources to help you make informed choices on Election Day.