Previous Special Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A public report to the community updating the progress and construction schedule of the $1.3 million renovation project at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library will be given by Library Director Crosby Kemper III on Friday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

To celebrate the exhibit, Dichos: Words to Live, Love, and Laugh By in Latin America, the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., welcomes historian Olga Olivares. Her presentation, titled Dichos and Other Mexican Traditions, will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 4, 2009
Recommended reading:
Books on Journalism &
New Media

Nick Haines, executive producer of news and public affairs programming at KCPT, moderates a panel discussion about the future of local news on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


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.