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.

  • 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.

  • Czeslaw Bielecki: Architecture,  Freedom, Memory
    Czeslaw Bielecki: Architecture, Freedom, Memory
    Wednesday, March 4, 2009
    Central Library

    Noted Polish architect and activist Czeslaw Bielecki discusses his work and the Polish transition from communism to democracy on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Tom Clavin: The Last Stand of Fox Company
    Tom Clavin: The Last Stand of Fox Company
    Thursday, February 26, 2009
    Central Library
    Recommended reading:

    Best-selling author Tom Clavin discusses his new book, The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat, on Thursday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Azar Nafisi: Things I’ve Been Silent About
    Azar Nafisi: Things I’ve Been Silent About
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009
    Plaza Branch
    Recommended reading:
    Iranian Memoirs

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes international bestselling author Azar Nafisi for a presentation based on her new book Things I’ve Been Silent About – the follow-up to the acclaimed Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – on Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Stephen Molton: Brothers in Arms
    Stephen Molton: Brothers in Arms
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009
    Central Library
    Recommended reading:
    The Kennedys & the Castros

    Author Stephen Molton discusses his new book Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.