Previous Special Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Recommended reading:
Spartacus & Roman Gladiators

Spartacus and the insurgency he led against Rome are emblazoned on the public consciousness – due in no small part to Kirk Douglas’ portrayal in the epic 1960 film – and leaders from such diverse ideologies as Vladimir Lenin and Ronald Reagan have hailed his leadership and warrior spirit.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources present a series of five programs in March that highlight many of the recreational offerings available in the state of Missouri.

In the final program, Jim Rogers discusses trout fishing opportunities in Missouri in a multi-media talk titled Trout Fishing in Missouri’s State Parks on Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009
8:30pm @ Waldo Branch

A series of town hall meetings are scheduled at various branches of The Kansas City Public Library throughout March, in an effort to elicit information from community members regarding the future direction of the Library.

The Library seeks participation from patrons and non-patrons alike. Discussion points of particular interest are general Library services, breadth of the collection and media formats, online accessibility and provisions, along with customer expectations of DVD, CD, and best-seller collections.


Sunday, March 29, 2009
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Storyteller, conservationist and fiddler Michael Fraser will interpret the history of the great Ozark Highland forests on Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, March 29, 2009
Recommended reading:
Tibetan Buddhism

In cooperation with the Rime Buddhist Center, the Kansas City Public Library welcomes a touring group of Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India for construction of a sand mandala—a weeklong process that starts on Sunday, March 29—in Kirk Hall at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Kansas City Guitar Society presents Beau Bledsoe and Victoria Botero as part of its regular Casual Concert Series on Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, March 26, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Bonnie & Clyde

On Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., acclaimed author Jeff Guinn debunks some of the glamorous myths of America’s first celebrity couple of crime with his book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

A series of town hall meetings are scheduled at various branches of The Kansas City Public Library throughout March, in an effort to elicit information from community members regarding the future direction of the Library.

The Library seeks participation from patrons and non-patrons alike. Discussion points of particular interest are general Library services, breadth of the collection and media formats, online accessibility and provisions, along with customer expectations of DVD, CD, and best-seller collections.


Thursday, March 26, 2009
Recommended reading:
Filipino Americans

The Kansas City Public Library hosts poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil for a presentation called At the Drive-In Volcano on Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Recommended reading:
Graphology: Handwriting Analysis

Renowned graphologist Arlyn Imberman offers a unique look at one of America’s great writers with Quoth the Quill: The Handwriting Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe on Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.