Previous Special Events

Monday, March 14, 2011

Reinhard Kropf, co-founder of the Norwegian architectural firm Helen & Hard, presents Mingled Spaces.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
11:00am @ Plaza Branch

Noted composer, conductor, and National Public Radio commentator Rob Kapilow discusses Robert Schumann’s “Fantasy in C Major” with accompaniment by pianist Claire Huangci.

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

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.)

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