Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer points to what he sees as the reasons for the erosion of public trust in today’s major media, laid out in his book Suppression, Deception, Snobbery, and Bias: Why the Press Gets So Much Wrong – and Just Doesn't Care. Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle moderates an expansive, both-sides-of-the-issue Q&A session.
Drop by the Plaza Branch’s Kid Corner anytime during this two-hour creative session to start sailing the seas, walking planks, and hunting for treasure on every island you land on. Supply kits are provided while they last. (Ages 3 and up.)
Join KCUR Community Engagement Reporter Laura Ziegler in an informal discussion with voters’ advocates, including representatives from the LatinX Educational Collaborative, American Civil Liberties Union, Kansas City Election Board, and League of Women Voters. Hear about voting laws, what’s changed, and what’s often perceived as nuanced or confusing, and ask questions.
Joy Poole, the retired deputy state librarian for the New Mexico State Library and co-founder of the Santa Fe Trail Association, examines the challenges, exploits, and adventures of three 19th-century merchants who made the trip from Independence or Kansas City, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the Santa Fe Trail.
Chris Raschka has illustrated more than 40 books, winning Caldecott Medals forThe Hello, Goodbye Window in 2005 and A Ball for Daisy in 2012. He talks about his work and other Caldecott-honored titles with Debbie Pettid, co-founder of The Rabbit hOle in Kansas City. Crystal Faris, the Library’s deputy director for youth and family engagement, moderates the discussion.
Missouri Poet Laureate Maryfrances Wagner and her counterpart in Kansas, Huascar Medina, talk about their work, their respective roles as their states’ leading poets, and the enduring importance of poetry. The Library’s Anne Kniggendorf moderates the discussion.
Drop by the Plaza Branch’s Kid Corner anytime during this two-hour creative session to celebrate Latin American culture with tin art, an Ojo de Dios craft, and Taino petroglyphs. Supply kits are provided while they last. (Ages 3 and up.)
Seventy-five years after the real-life trial it depicts, Mark Hull of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College assesses the historical accuracy of the acclaimed 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. The presentation, part of the Hollywood vs. History series, comes amid Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine and questions about wartime atrocities and their prosecution.