Previous Special Events

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

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What About Bob? (1991) on September 11. When his therapist leaves town for vacation, Bob Wiley (Murray) follows him to a peaceful lakeside retreat – which becomes much less therapeutic for Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). Rated PG. (99 min.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

To commemorate the launch of ShhGirl! Magazine, an online networking magazine geared toward empowering women with knowledge through life experiences, editor Serita Belton presents the panel discussion The Conversation: A Man’s Thoughts on Interacting with Women.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The L.H. Bluford Branch hosts its ‘What’s Next?’ College and Trade Fair on Thursday, September 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn about different career opportunities for teens from local trade unions and colleges as well as employment and community organizations. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win several door prizes.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson discuss their new book, The Great Typo Hunt, on Wednesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The two men form a group called TEAL (Typo Eradication Advancement League) and set out with markers and chalk to right the errors displayed across America.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Ballet enthusiast and philanthropist Anne Bass hosts a screening of her new documentary Dancing Across Borders and answers audience questions on Tuesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Quick Change (1990) on September 4. Co-director Murray also stars in a film about New York traffic. After stealing a cool million during a bank heist, Murray and his crew struggle to escape the five burroughs. With Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Stanley Tucci, and Tony Shalhoub. Rated R. (88 min.)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

On the first Saturday of every month this summer in the City Market, 400 Grand St., Kansas City, MO, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales on the North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia. Book sales will continue through October.

The books range in price from $0.50 to $5.00 and cover many genres.

For additional information, contact, or call (816) 701-3468.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Author Amy Barickman discusses her new book based on the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the field of "domestic arts," on Thursday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Author and former Boston Symphony violinist Gerald Elias discusses his new mystery novel Danse Macabre, the second book featuring violin pedagogue and amateur sleuth Daniel Jacobus.

When beloved violinist and humanitarian Rene Allard is brutally murdered with a mysterious weapon, his young African- American rival is tried and ultimately sentenced to death, in part due to Jacobus’ testimony. As evidence surfaces that the wrong man was convicted, Jacobus is dragged back into the case and sets out to discover the truth.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Katie Armitage explores how survivors of Quantrill’s Lawrence Raid rebuilt their lives, their town, and memorialized their experiences. 

William Clarke Quantrill’s Missouri guerrillas raided Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863, killing 180 men. Women lost husbands, children lost fathers, and fathers lost sons. The survivors who remained were determined to rebuild. Newcomers brought industry and innovation. The University of Kansas and Haskell Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University) grew into major institutions.

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