Emanuel Cleaver, Kay Barnes, Mark Funkhouser, Sly James, Nick Haines
Four former Kansas City mayors gather for the first time in an extraordinary forum co-presented by the Citizens Association of Kansas City and Kansas City PBS. They take stock of our city today while looking back at what their administrations were able to achieve, what they’d hoped to accomplish but couldn’t, and why some perennially promised things are so hard to deliver.
This year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series continues with a screening and discussion of Waiting to Exhale (1995, R, 127 min.), which follows the lives of four very different friends working through the struggles and triumphs of everyday life. Co-presented by the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.
It’s almost Super Bowl time! Whether you’re a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs or one of their rivals, come and enjoy games and crafts that celebrate the biggest football game of the year. For ages 3 and up.
Three local business owners -- Kemet Coleman, La’Nae Robinson, and La’Nesha Frazier -- help the Library kick off a new four-part series on how to make entrepreneurship in Kansas City more inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, and liberating – more IDEAL for all. The discussion is moderated by Chelsey M, founder of Kansas City Black Owned
Lindsey Doolittle, Kristen Devlin, Ryan Sikes, Brad Friedman
In conjunction with the Library exhibition Peripheral Visions, filmmaker Lindsey Doolittle screens and discusses her award-winning, 8-minute short film Emerging Artists, inspired by Johnson County Developmental Supports’ Emerging Artists program. She is joined by JCDS Arts Program Specialist Kristen Devlin and artists Ryan Sikes and Brad Friedman.
Based on numerous interviews and Buck O’Neil's autobiography I Was Right on Time, Kansas City storyteller and vocalist “Brother John” Anderson provides a masterful impersonation of the Kansas City and Negro Leagues Baseball icon. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Please note the 6 p.m. start time.
This year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series continues with a screening and discussion of Heartburn (1986, R, 108 min.), based on Nora Ephron’s autobiographical novel about her ill-fated second marriage, to journalist Carl Bernstein. Co-presented by the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.