Previous Special Events

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.

Monday, March 21, 2011
11:00am @ Plaza Branch

The award-winning Up-To-Date with Steve Kraske program on KCUR 89.3 FM will broadcast a live mayoral debate featuring candidates Mike Burke and Sly James on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Plaza Branch.

Sunday, March 20, 2011
This event will take place at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. in Kansas City, Missouri.

Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve your free ticket(s) contact the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 816.751.1278.

Your registration information will be shared by the Kansas City Public Library and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with George Caleb Bingham, whose paintings of Missouri and the American frontier have earned him a reputation as one of America’s greatest genre painters of the 19th century.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Patrons will complete a survey, receive a take home test kit and learn to recognize the signs of one of the black community’s silent killers.

The screenings, which occur the third Saturday of every month, is a joint partnership of the Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers and Metropolitan Community Colleges-Penn Valley.

Admission is free. Call 816.701.3482 to RSVP.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Jasper Fforde helps celebrate the 2011 Winter Reading season with a discussion of One of Our Thursdays Is Missing—the latest installment in his best-selling Thursday Next series, which started with The Eyre Affair.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Marvelyn Brown, author of The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive and an Emmy Award-winning international AIDS activist, for a presentation at the Plaza Branch, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

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