Sep 17 2015

The Hills Are Alive: 50 Years of The Sound of Music


In conjunction with the UMKC Friends of the Library's 50th anniversary, they are proud to host "50 Years of The Sound Of Music" a film screening and panel discussion.

50 years of The Sound of Music

A Film Screening And Discussion

Sunday, October 18

1:00 pm Panel Discussion

1:30 pm Film Viewing

Tivoli Cinemas 4050 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO 64111

Sep 16 2015

Social Justice Lecture Series: Push Has Come to Shove

Wednesday, October 14th

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UMKC Miller Nichols Library, iX Theatre, 1st Floor

This event is free and open to the public

Note: The author will NOT be at the book discussion

Advance registration is appreciated. Register here

For more information, please contact: Gloria Tibbs, 816-235-1540 or

Aug 28 2015

En Español: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

12 de septiembre 2015, 1: 30-3: 30 pm, Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, 915 W. 17th St., Kansas City, Mo. Proyección del documental, Empire of Dreams (Imperio de sueños) con la participación de Miguel Carranza, Ph.D., director del Programa de Estudios sobre Latinas / Latinos de UMKC, acompañado de Gene Chávez, Ph.D., investigador e historiador de los Latinos en Kansas City.

Jul 10 2015

Hiroshima-Nagasaki: Seventy Years beyond the Bombings

In memory of the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Kansas City and PeaceWorks KC are hosting an exhibit at Miller Nichols Library. The exhibit opens on Thursday, August 6, the anniversary day of the bombing of Hiroshima. The opening ceremony is scheduled from 5:30 until 7pm on August 6. The exhibit remains open until Sunday, Oct. 4

The exhibit will feature Hiroshima Peace Museum posters including images of bombed persons, photos of Robert Del Tredici, and will illustrate the international arms race.

Jul 07 2015

UMKC hosts Latino American Film Series

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UMKC will host a series of events focused on Latino-American history, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The series is hosted by University Libraries in collaboration with the faculty in the Latina/Latino Studies program. Four discussion forums are scheduled for September 2015 through April 2016, with three of the sessions including a showing of a chapter from the six-part Latino Americans: 500 Years of History film series.

Jul 06 2015

Nancy Thayer Book Talk, Reception, and Signing

Join us for a special reception, book talk, and signing with New York Times best-selling author and UMKC alumna, Nancy Thayer. Thayer has penned 23 novels and her works have been translated into numerous languages.

May 18 2015

"A Mystic Bond..." Interactive Sound Exhibit June 12- August 30

Kansas Artist Joseph Keehn, II will display his original artworks, “A Mystic Bond of Brotherhood Makes All Men One,” June 12 – Aug. 30 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Miller Nichols Library, second floor, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.

Apr 16 2015

And the Winner of the 2015 Friends of the Library Scholarship is...

Congratulations to Adrianne DeWeese, recipient of the 2015 UMKC Friends of the Library Annual Scholarship

Interested in reading her winning essay? Read more

Apr 01 2015

Education is not a Crime

"Is Education a Crime?" Event

Program Overview:

1) Bring interdisciplinary awareness of the actions of the Iranian Government in the religious persecution of Baha'i's and denial of rights to education and;

2) Create religious dialogue

Date: April 15th, Wednesday

Location: School of Education, Room 115

Time: 6-8p

Program Details:

Mar 17 2015

International Students Day: India

Please join us for International Student's Day  Friday, April 17 2015 in the iX Theater on the 1st floor of Miller Nichols Library

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