Sunday, December 10, 2017
KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY MAGIC BOW TIE MONDAY NIGHT BOOK DEBUT!!!
We conclude Sunday night posting with story time and a bit of a reminder for avid Kansas City readers . . .
TOMORROW NIGHT MAYOR SLY DEBUTS HIS NEW BOOK IN AN ATTEMPT TO BUILD A LOCAL LITERARY LEGACY!!!
To be fair, let's consider both sides . . .
Yes, this is just another feeble attempt to brand the Mayor as a caring, kind politico who puts youngsters first and foremost while the reality is that his development agenda at the behest of political cronies has actively worked to siphon tax revenue away from schools, libraries and neighborhoods.
However . . . The event seems to be the culmination of the Mayor's "Turn The Page" program which championed KCMO literacy and helped to provide a groundbreaking after school reading program, books and tutoring for some of the best and brightest local students.
We talked about this event last month but now there's a bit more info on the upcoming party . . . Checkit:
Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie
Kansas City Mayor Sly James will leave a literary as well as a political legacy. Daughter Aja James has seen to that, making her dad the star of a new children’s picture book, Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie, highlighting the history of their hometown. Through the magic of his trademark bow tie, the mayor takes young readers back through time for a tour of his favorite locations and landmarks and introduces many of the historical figures who’ve left their imprint.
Launching the book – illustrated by Rob Peters – Sly and Aja James join co-author Audrey Masoner in a discussion of the unique project.
The program begins with a 6:30 p.m. performance by the Millennium String Quartet, featuring members of the Kansas City Symphony. They will play KC-themed selections, culminating with an original arrangement of Goin’ to Kansas City.
More deets . . .
Tomorrow at 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
4801 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
You decide . . .