Event Trailers

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Every good movie – and book – deserves a trailer. Watch the videos below to get sneak-peek previews of upcoming special events at the Library. And check out past ones, too. You just might learn something.


Bruce Mathews - The Kansas City Spirit: Stories of Service Above Self

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Movies That Matter

Occasional Sundays at the Plaza Branch, through May 2013


A Vision of a Downtown Arts Campus

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


John Robert Greene - George H.W. Bush

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Exhibit: Amateurs to All-Stars - The Rise of Baseball in Kansas City

Open through the 2012 World Series


Max Holland - Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

Monday, June 18, 2012


James B. Stewart - Tangled Webs

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Barry Strauss: Masters of Command

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Off-The-Wall Film Series

Third Friday of the month, May through September, 2012


Candice Millard: James A. Garfield

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Zachary Karabell: Chester Alan Arthur

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Mike Smith: When the Sirens Were Silent

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


A Titanic Weekend at the Kansas City Public Library

Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15, 2012


John Tibbetts - From Africa to Mars! 100 Years of Tarzan and John Carter

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Philip White - Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Meet the Past: Edgar Snow

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Brian Burnes & Steve Katz: Remembering Katz Drug Store

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Eric Adler & Laura Bauer - Joplin 5/22/11: Tragedy and Recovery in the Wake of an Epic Storm

Sunday, October 9, 2011