Previous Special Events

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Recommended reading:
11 Books on the American City

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III and Harvard University economist Edward Glaeser engage in a myth-shattering discussion of American cities.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Closing the month, a physician from Truman Medical Centers will answer a wide range of patron questions at the popular The Doctor Is In series.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011
6:30pm

George Washington Carver was a renowned scientist and teacher, yet he is one of the most misunderstood figures in American history. His expansive life and accomplishments are featured in a special presentation by two scholars with new and distinctive biographies on the iconic inventor.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dr. Melinda Olomiye, a physician in the Family Medicine Clinic of Truman Medical Centers, leads a discussion and screening for Women’s Health & Wellness Month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 10 a.m. – Noon.

In an attempt to empower women to make their health a top priority, Dr. Olomiye discusses steps females can take to improve their physical health and reduce the risks of certain diseases.


Friday, May 20, 2011

The Off-the-Wall Film Series returns with a selection cult films that have passed the critical muster of Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who has curated this summer of must-see cinema exclusively for the Kansas City Public Library.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

As much an American success story as a story about America itself, the saga of Fred Harvey and the Harvey Houses is a captivating tale of entrepreneurial innovation, hard work, and resilience that left an indelible mark on our nation’s culture and history. To a surprising degree, we still live in an America of Fred Harvey’s making. But just who was Fred Harvey?


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kief Schladweiler from the Foundation Center in New York hosts two workshops intended to help not-for-profit groups and individual grant seekers find additional revenue sources on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kief Schladweiler from the Foundation Center in New York hosts two workshops intended to help not-for-profit groups and individual grant seekers find additional revenue sources on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The World’s Fairs that took place in the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s gave hope to millions and offered visions of future progress. These grand expositions showcased an optimistic, consumerist future.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Jorge Climaco, a native of the Mexican state of Oaxaca who now lives in the Kansas City area, presents a family program on the beloved Zapotec folk story, The Rabbit and the Coyote. Using slides of illustrations by Francisco Toledo, the most important contemporary living artist in Mexico, Climaco tells the tale of how the rabbit outsmarted the coyote – which is why coyotes always look up at the moon.