Event Audio

To listen to an audio recording of a previous Library special event, click the icon. The audio file will launch the media player on your computer.

The most recent recording displays at the top. The Library offers recordings only with the permission of the presenter. Please allow 7-10 days for the recording to be posted.

  • Real Characters: The Writing Lifestyle Depicted in Old School
    Real Characters: The Writing Lifestyle Depicted in Old School
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009
    Central Library
    Recommended reading:
    Old School Related Reading

    A National Endowment for the Arts initiative, The Big Read returns to Kansas City in April 2009 to bring readers the Tobias Wolff novel Old School.

  • General Richard B. Myers: Eyes on the Horizon
    General Richard B. Myers: Eyes on the Horizon
    Monday, April 6, 2009
    Plaza Branch
    Recommended reading:
    10 Military Memoirs

    Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers discusses his memoir Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Karole  Armitage
    Karole Armitage
    Thursday, April 2, 2009
    Central Library
    Recommended reading:
    Modern Dance

    On Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., renowned dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage will talk about her career at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Barry Strauss: The Spartacus War
    Barry Strauss: The Spartacus War
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    Central Library
    Recommended reading:
    Spartacus & Roman Gladiators

    Spartacus and the insurgency he led against Rome are emblazoned on the public consciousness – due in no small part to Kirk Douglas’ portrayal in the epic 1960 film – and leaders from such diverse ideologies as Vladimir Lenin and Ronald Reagan have hailed his leadership and warrior spirit.

  • Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
    Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
    Thursday, March 26, 2009
    Plaza Branch
    Recommended reading:
    Bonnie & Clyde

    On Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., acclaimed author Jeff Guinn debunks some of the glamorous myths of America’s first celebrity couple of crime with his book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.

  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil: At the Drive-In Volcano
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil: At the Drive-In Volcano 
    Thursday, March 26, 2009
    Central Library
    Recommended reading:
    Filipino Americans

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil for a presentation called At the Drive-In Volcano on Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Sylvia Stoner presents Our Version of March Madness
    Sylvia Stoner presents Our Version of March Madness
    Thursday, March 12, 2009
    Central Library

    In the Kansas City Public Library’s version of March Madness, noted musician Sylvia Stoner presents Melodies of Madness and Melancholy on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • A Conversation with C.D. Wright
    A Conversation with C.D. Wright
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    Central Library
    Recommended reading:
    The Art of Writing Poetry

    Poet C.D. Wright joins a panel of poetry faculty from the University of Missouri— Kansas City for a discussion of her work and the art of writing poetry on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Carol Inge Hockett: Leonardo Lessons
    Carol Inge Hockett: Leonardo Lessons
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    Plaza Branch
    Recommended reading:
    Leonardo da Vinci

    Art historian Carol Inge Hockett discusses the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci in a program titled Leonardo Lessons on Tuesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Steven Hahn: Marcus Garvey Reconsidered
    Steven Hahn: Marcus Garvey Reconsidered
    Thursday, March 5, 2009
    Plaza Branch
    Recommended reading:
    Marcus Garvey

    On Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Hahn presents Marcus Garvey Reconsidered, a retrospective on one of the most influential—and least-remembered—leaders of the early 20th century civil rights movement.