Previous Special Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

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

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


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.


Sunday, March 6, 2011
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This annual film series takes a look at Marriage & Family – Under the Surface with Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, adapted from the Evan S. Connell novels set in the Kansas City Country Club District during the 1930s and ‘40s. Starring Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. Rated PG-13. (126 min.)


Thursday, March 3, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library has postponed the Winter’s Light event scheduled for this evening at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St, at the request of the performers.

Winter’s Light: An Evening of Multi-Faith Music, Dance, and Storytelling has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Author Deb Olin Unferth discusses her new memoir about the year she spent in Central America looking for a revolution to help “foment.”


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