Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James is a pretty colorful character, but did you know he wears a magical bow tie that lets him travel through time? Today, the authors of a new children's book tell how they chose the mayor and his neckwear to recount Kansas City's history. Then, a look at The Impossible Presidency. The role of chief executive has changed so much from the founding fathers' vision, one historian says it has become "too big for its own good."
Aja James and Audrey Masoner will launch 'Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie' at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 11. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.