Event Archive

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Search our archive of past events at the Library! You can search by keyword - such as event title, subject, or presenter name - or by a date range. To search for an exact phrase, put it in quotation marks. If you know the specific date of an event, enter the same date in both fields. Search results will only show events that match ALL entered terms.

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  • Leonard Zeskind: Blood and Politics
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009

    Leonard Zeskind discusses his new book Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream on Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • The Midland and Mainstreet Theatres Reconstruction
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Historic Preservation

    On Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Jay Tomlinson, a partner at Helix Architecture + Design, discusses the renovation and reuse of the Midland and Mainstreet Theatres as part of the vibrant new Power and Light District.

  • The Three Little Pigs
    Saturday, May 23, 2009

    As part of the Library's Saturdays at Central series, the Lyric Opera Express presents The Three Little Pigs on Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Off-the-Wall Film Series: They Live
    Friday, May 22, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    Cult Films

    The Kansas City Public Library screens cult films with broad appeal as the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series draws inspiration from The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section for the satiric publication The Onion.

  • Susan Reverby: The Infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study
    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    Susan Reverby, the Marion Butler McLean professor in the history of ideas and professor of women’s studies at Wellesley College, presents The Infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study: What More Should We Know? on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Downtown Kansas City Walking Tour
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    The Historic Kansas City Foundation and Dr. Bill Worley host a walking tour of downtown Kansas City on Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., originating at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Meet the Past: William Allen White
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    William Allen White

    Production for the Meet the Past television series continues in May with two programs filmed before a live audience at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Additional episodes will be filmed in June and July. The series will air during prime-time on KCPT (channel 19) in fall 2009.

    Meet the Past features Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviewing prominent historical figures (as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performers) with Kansas City-area connections.

  • Downtown Area Plan Public Meeting
    Monday, May 18, 2009

    On Monday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., the voices of citizens will be heard in the Greater Downtown Area Plan Public Meeting.

  • Fred E. Woods sheds new light on the 30 year period of Mormon history defined by the Order of Extermination issued by Misosuri governor Lilburn Boggs in 1838
    Sunday, May 17, 2009
    Recommended reading:
    History of the Mormon Church

    In 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs issued the "Order of Extermination" that ordered the killing or removal of Mormons residing in Missouri—initiating an exodus of Latter-day Saints. Though there seems to be no historical evidence that Missouri carried out these threats, the order spurred Mormons to leave the state in search of friendlier territory.

  • Searching the Psyche through Cinema: Lolita
    Sunday, May 17, 2009

    The Kansas City Public Library concludes Searching the Psyche through Cinema with a screening of Lolita (1962) followed by an expert film discussion on Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.