Previous Special Events

Sunday, May 1, 2011
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Library’s fifth Script-in-Hand season closes with the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s performance of Guys and Dolls, featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.

Saturday, April 30, 2011
11:00am @ Central Library

In recognition of Preservation Week (April 24–30, 2011), the Library offers a series of presentations aimed at helping community members save and store family photos for posterity.

On April 16, Special Collections Librarian Lucinda Adams leads a presentation on Caring for Print Photographs. On April 30, Digital Projects Manager Jordan Fields leads a presentation on Preserving Digital Images.

Friday, April 29, 2011
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Friday Night Family Fun celebrates Arbor Day with a launch party titled Branching Out for Roderick and Wyatt Townley’s new publications.

Local writers Roderick and Wyatt Townley have seldom had new books released at the same time and never on the same theme . . . trees.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bestselling author Arthur Phillips discusses his new novel, The Tragedy of Arthur.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Doctor Is In, a series of one-on-one Q&A sessions with physicians and dentists, features Shadrach Smith, M.D. answering questions on subjects from weight loss to depression.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Historian David Goldfield discusses his vivid narrative history of the Civil War, America Aflame, which offers the first major new interpretation of the era in 20 years.

Monday, April 25, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Selected clips from Freedom Riders — a new documentary describing the experiences of 400 black and white Americans that rode buses into the deep South in defiance of Jim Crow laws in 1961—sets the stage for a community conversation about the civil rights movement, past, present and future, moderated by KCPT’s Nick Haines.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Renowned Dr. Kirby Randolph, Special Projects Director for Truman Medical Centers – Behavioral Health, leads a discussion on Alcohol Awareness and Mental Wellness during a health screening.

Friday, April 22, 2011
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Max’s Family Band returns for a rockin’ kids concert that adults will dig, too!

New York City jazz pianist Gary Negbaur, along with his wife, musical theater vocalist Yvette Negbaur, create jazzy, grooving children’s tunes that are fun for everyone. Dance to the Latin-tinged “It’s Time for A Baño,” ride a “Rockin’ Zebra,” play with a “One-Sock Octopus” and meet a “Gobbledygookster Baby.”

Intended for ages 2 and older.

Thursday, April 21, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library will host the third and final installment of the series of author talks for teens titled Guy’s Read with young adult author Don Calame at 6:30 p.m. on April 21, 2011, at Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Calame will be discussing his latest book, Beat the Band, which is the very funny sequel to his Swim the Fly. Beat the Band deals with such issues as bullying and consequences of teen sex.

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