Campers will learn about Asimov’s “Laws of Robotics” and applications of robotic technology and make their own “Puppet Robot” to take home in this fun-filled program for students in grades 1-5.
Kansas City PBS and Mid-Continent Public Library, with support from KFKF, will present a sneak peek of the new Ken Burns’ documentary series, Country Music, on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Midwest Genealogy Center Community Hall. In addition to the screening, the free event will include a discussion of country music’s greatest songs with author David Cantwell (Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, Heartaches by the Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles) and musician Scott “Rex” Hobart (Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys) who will also provide musical accompaniment.
Join KCPT, the American Jazz Museum and the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a preview of Ken Burns’ Country Music and a demonstration of country music’s shared roots with blues and jazz by D Black (drums) and Sean Ewbank (banjo). After the program, cross the street to the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a performance by the Mutual Musicians Foundation Quartet led by James Hathaway.
From the Carter Family to Bill Monroe, from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks today, a succession of 20th-century performers – stars and lesser-knowns – have laid down the rich, uniquely American soundtrack known as country music. It gets the inimitable Ken Burns treatment in the filmmaker’s new documentary series Country Music, which premieres September 15 on PBS outlets including Kansas City’s KCPT. The Library and KCPT offer a preview screening, plus three short videos exploring Kansas City’s connections to the genre’s history and style. A subsequent discussion is led by local music connoisseur Chuck Haddix, director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Marr Sound Archives and radio host of KCUR’s signature show The Fish Fry, and longtime KFKF radio host and contributor Joy Peterson.
Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.
JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!
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Gear up for Ken Burns new documentary series, Country Music, with Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Knuckleheads’ honky-tonk jam session featuring local musicians Dave & Jimmy Nace, Carl Butler and Bobby DeMoss. This free event will also feature sneak peek clips from the upcoming Ken Burns’ documentary series.
We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey!
Reunite with some of your favorite characters in your favorite castle at KCPT’s exclusive, advance screening of the Downton Abbey movie including an opening reception with a complimentary drink and nibbles while you mingle with fellow fans and relive six seasons of your favorite Abbey moments.
We’ll have drawings for a chance to win Downton Abbey prizes including a grand prize of two tickets to KCPT’s Great British Brunch in 2020.
Come dressed as your favorite character for extra chances to win!
Join KCPT Kids for an outdoor adventure in Paradise Park’s beautiful backyard. Meet Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat, then spend time with your little ones collecting leaves and getting curious about nature on a lovely fall afternoon. Register to win a KCPT Kids’ Curious George prize pack and take away activity sheets to continue the learning back at home. Remember your camera to capture the memories of a special day.
Arrive early to get your time ticket. We have 50 spots per 30-minute time periods on a first-come, first-served basis. Then stay and play or come back at your time to meet Curious George & the Man in the Yellow Hat.
The Meet & Greet is a FREE. All Paradise Park Attractions are available at regular prices. Click here for more information.
What can we do to improve children’s educational experiences and gains? One great answer is family engagement.
This training workshop will focus heavily on developing innovative techniques attendees can use to engage hard-to-serve families and parents, while using community resources to help families meet personal needs and stabilize the household.
Participants will earn two clock hours, and food will be provided.
Presenter: Phyllis Harris, President at Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC
Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.