Previous Special Events

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Compiled by film critic Shawn Edwards, this film series offers several perspectives on the portrayal of African American sports figures as heroes who face injustice while overcoming racist clichés and stereotypes. Throughout February 2009, Our Heroes showcases some of the most important black sports movies every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, February 14, 2009
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

On Saturday, February 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Mr. Stinky Feet, Jim Cosgrove, presents the Valentine’s Day Stinky Feet Love Fest.


Friday, February 13, 2009
10:00am @ Central Library
Recommended reading:
Filipino Americans

The Kansas City Public Library opens the exhibit Singgalot (The Ties That Bind): Filipinos in America, from Colonial Subjects to Citizens on Saturday, February 21, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

On the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birthday, the Library welcomes Dr. Wes Jackson for a discussion titled Lincoln and the Homestead Act: An Attempt at Democracy or Manifest Destiny? on Thursday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
The Food We Eat

The Kansas City Public Library hosts food policy expert Marion Nestle for a presentation called Red Scare: China and the New Global Food System on Wednesday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Local railroad historian Peter Hansen discusses Lincoln’s role in the rise of American railroads on Wednesday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Monday, February 9, 2009

The Kansas City Public Library celebrates the life and work of Mark Twain with Twain and His Times throughout February 2009. This program complements the Reading Missouri initiative, encouraging patrons to read Missouri writers.

The series begins with A Not So Innocent Abroad: The Travels of Mark Twain presented by Jane Wood on Monday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Compiled by film critic Shawn Edwards, this film series offers several perspectives on the portrayal of African American sports figures as heroes who face injustice while overcoming racist clichés and stereotypes. Throughout February 2009, Our Heroes showcases some of the most important black sports movies every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Compiled by film critic Shawn Edwards, this film series offers several perspectives on the portrayal of African American sports figures as heroes who face injustice while overcoming racist clichés and stereotypes. Throughout February 2009, Our Heroes showcases some of the most important black sports movies every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, February 6, 2009
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Due to overwheleming interest, we are no longer accepting reservations for this event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Award-winning playwright Shirley Johnson illustrates the trials and tribulations that forged Harriet Tubman’s faith and solidified her life’s purpose with the semi-musical A Triumph of the Spirit on Friday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.