Previous Special Events

Friday, May 15, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

In continuing the popular Friday Night Family Fun series, the Kid Corner plays host to Miles of Smiles Magic presented by Happy Faces Entertainment on Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Thursday, May 14, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Biographies of Mary Todd Lincoln

Author and historian Catherine Clinton discusses her new book Mrs. Lincoln on Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

On Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., the Sylvia Stoner Ensemble presents Swan Songs.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Recommended reading:
Books on Journalism &
New Media

U.S. News & World Report editor Brian Kelly discusses how traditional media is adapting to the challenges presented by new media in a talk titled Re-inventing the Weekly Newsmagazine for the Digital Age on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. 


Tuesday, May 12, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library hosts A Conversation with Tobias Wolff, author of the Kansas City Big Read selection Old School, on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

A woodwind trio from the Kansas City Symphony provides a free lunchtime concert on Tuesday, May 12, at noon at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The performance will include a Divertimento by Mozart as well as works by French composer Henri Tomasi and American composer John Heins. The program also features a clarinet/bassoon duet entitled Confections. Audience members may enter a drawing for one pair of complimentary tickets to a Kansas City Symphony performance.


Monday, May 11, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Narratives of the Afghan War

On Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., bestselling author Nathaniel Fick presents The Afghanistan Inheritance.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes Leonard Mlodinow for a presentation based on his book The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Get to Know Harry S. Truman

Matthew Algeo discusses his new book Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Recommended reading:
Cult Films

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes film critic Scott Tobias for a presentation called The New Cult Canon on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.