Previous Special Events

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
American Art in Culture

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Margi Conrads and Catherine Futter for a discussion called Drawing the Curtain Back: Reinstalling the American Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, May 29, 2009
10:30pm @ Central Library

Musicians Mark Southerland and Jeff Harshbarger present The Art of Improvisation, featuring Allison Miller, on Friday, May 29, at 8:30 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Author Fred Strebeigh discusses his new book Equal: Women Reshape American Law on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Recommended reading:
Historic Preservation

On Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Jay Tomlinson, a partner at Helix Architecture + Design, discusses the renovation and reuse of the Midland and Mainstreet Theatres as part of the vibrant new Power and Light District.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Leonard Zeskind discusses his new book Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream on Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

As part of the Library's Saturdays at Central series, the Lyric Opera Express presents The Three Little Pigs on Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, May 22, 2009
10:45pm @ Central Library
Recommended reading:
Cult Films

The Kansas City Public Library screens cult films with broad appeal as the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series draws inspiration from The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section for the satiric publication The Onion.


Thursday, May 21, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Susan Reverby, the Marion Butler McLean professor in the history of ideas and professor of women’s studies at Wellesley College, presents The Infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study: What More Should We Know? on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Historic Kansas City Foundation and Dr. Bill Worley host a walking tour of downtown Kansas City on Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., originating at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Recommended reading:
William Allen White

Production for the Meet the Past television series continues in May with two programs filmed before a live audience at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Additional episodes will be filmed in June and July. The series will air during prime-time on KCPT (channel 19) in fall 2009.

Meet the Past features Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviewing prominent historical figures (as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performers) with Kansas City-area connections.