Previous Special Events

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Author and illustrator Phoebe Eloise Unterman discusses her children’s book Through Eva’s Eyes with her grandmother Eva Unterman, whose Holocaust survival story is the subject of the book.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Reinhard Kropf, co-founder of the Norwegian architectural firm Helen & Hard, presents Mingled Spaces.


Saturday, March 12, 2011
11:00am @ Plaza Branch

Noted composer, conductor, and National Public Radio commentator Rob Kapilow discusses Robert Schumann’s “Fantasy in C Major” with accompaniment by pianist Claire Huangci.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

John Kuehn of the Military History Department at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth discusses Admiral Horatio Nelson, the British naval commander best known for his role in the Napoleonic wars.


Thursday, March 10, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California - Davis, presents How Well Did the New Deal Work? The talk is the keynote address for the annual Richard D. McKinzie Research Symposium.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

This evocative and moving novel by Paula McLain captures a period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable figures— Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011
6:30pm

Location: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 W. 26th Street


Tuesday, March 8, 2011
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

With the election just around the corner, KCTV 5 partners with the Kansas City Public Library to host a runoff debate between mayoral candidates Sly James and Mike Burke for the top post in Kansas City, Missouri.


Monday, March 7, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

An expert in the field of contemporary cultural studies, Susan Bordo explains how society’s perception of beauty has changed over the years.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Author and historian Sir Max Hastings presents a talk based on his book Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45.