Previous Special Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Julian Zugazagoitia, director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, interprets the life and art of Francisco Toledo, one of today’s most important Mexican artists.

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This August Wilson drama examines the many avenues of success denied by segregation while tackling issues of masculinity, morality, and betrayal.

Fences will be performed by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Author and architectural historian Cydney Millstein discusses the exhibit Century of Legendary Places: The Legacy of Kansas City’s Hare & Hare. The talk marks the opening night of the year-long installation.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Acclaimed Purdue University historian and biographer Randy Roberts discusses the life and career of boxing icon Joe Louis and explains how his impact on sport and country was unlike that of any other athlete of his era.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Local artist Anne Pearce discusses her exhibit, Passport, on display in the Guldner Gallery at the Central Library through April 24. The show features contemporary works of ink, acrylic, and pencil on paper.

Sunday, March 27, 2011
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Local historian Joelouis Mattox of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City presents the story of the United States Colored Troops.

Friday, March 25, 2011
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Friday Night Family Fun presents the musical biography Beatrix Potter: Her Life and Legacy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library will host a series of author talks for teens titled Guys Read. Each month will feature different authors discussing their latest books which center around teenage male characters. The series begins in February 2011 and ends in April 2011.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses his latest book, Death of the Liberal Class.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Doctor Is In, a series provided by the Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley, continues at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. featuring Shadrach Smith, M.D.

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