News And Events

Last Will. & Testament – A Repeat Screening of the Documentary Film

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm--snacks; 6:30 pm—film;
8:00 pm--discussion
Where: KC Public Library, 4801 Main St.
Cohen Room, lower level
Admission: Free.  Please call
Deborah McArdle at (913) 492-8753 to RSVP

 

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Meet the Past with Ernest Hemingway

Mark the centennial of Union Station and be part of the studio audience when KCPT's Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with a young, brash, and bold Ernest Hemingway, portrayed by local actor Rusty Sneary, at Union Station's Regnier Extreme Screen Theater.

Hemingway credited The Kansas City Star for shaping his inimitable writing style even though he spent a scant six months with the newspaper as a cub reporter.

When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Union Station's Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre
Admission: Free, however, Reservations are required.

 

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ESU KC Branch Hosts Prof. Jonathan Rose, Author & Historian

The ESU Kansas City Branch hosted a successful and well-attended lecture program from the Evelyn Wrench Lecture Series with the acclaimed author and historian, Jonathan Rose, Professor of History at Drew University.  The lecture was held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus at Grant Hall on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The free lecture was open to the public, educators and all students in the Kansas City Metro Area.

 

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Meet the Past with J.C. Nichols


The latest installment of the KC Library's popular TV series, Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III, spotlights the influential developer of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, J.C. Nichols.

Kemper, the Library's director, will hold a public conversation with Nichols as portrayed by historian Bill Worley, who has appeared in previous Meet the Past presentations as Walt Disney, James Naismith, and Tom Pendergast. The presentation will be taped by KCPT-TV for later broadcast.

Developed by Nichols on what once was swampland on the south edge of Kansas City, the Plaza opened in 1923 as the nation's first suburban shopping district. His emphasis on quality construction, beautiful landscaping, and consistency in planning became a template for cities across the country.

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014,
Where: KC Public Library, Plaza Branch,
Admission: Free, however, Reservations are required.

 

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