Previous Special Events

Sunday, March 20, 2011
2:00pm
This event will take place at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. in Kansas City, Missouri.

Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve your free ticket(s) contact the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 816.751.1278.

Your registration information will be shared by the Kansas City Public Library and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with George Caleb Bingham, whose paintings of Missouri and the American frontier have earned him a reputation as one of America’s greatest genre painters of the 19th century.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Patrons will complete a survey, receive a take home test kit and learn to recognize the signs of one of the black community’s silent killers.

The screenings, which occur the third Saturday of every month, is a joint partnership of the Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley.

Admission is free. Call 816.701.3482 to RSVP.


Thursday, March 17, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Jasper Fforde helps celebrate the 2011 Winter Reading season with a discussion of One of Our Thursdays Is Missing—the latest installment in his best-selling Thursday Next series, which started with The Eyre Affair.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Marvelyn Brown, author of The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive and an Emmy Award-winning international AIDS activist, for a presentation at the Plaza Branch, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.


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.