Previous Special Events

Thursday, April 16, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Fantasy/Mystery Novels

Author Jim Butcher discusses Turn Coat, the newest book in The Dresden Files series, on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Talking Out of Turn with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Amelia Earhart, portrayed by Ann Birney, as part of the Library's Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Monday, April 13, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Richard Byrum and Don Dagenais present The High Jinx of Pirates: Playing Out Spoof and Social Comment on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Byrum and Dagenais will examine the historical background of Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas and how they fit within Victorian society. Byrum and Dagenais are both Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild volunteer speakers.


Monday, April 13, 2009
Recommended reading:
New Orleans & Urban Planning

Dr. Jacob Wagner, an assistant professor of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, presents a talk titled Rebuilding the Crescent City: Disaster, Demolition, and Preservation since Hurricane Katrina on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, April 10, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

In the ever-popular Friday Night Family Fun series, acclaimed New York jazz pianist, Gary Negbaur, presents Max's Family Band, on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Gary, along with his wife, theater vocalist Yvette Negbaur, front the band named for the couple's two-year-old son. The group plays a mix of jazzy children's tunes that children and adults alike can enjoy.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

This event has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience.


Thursday, April 9, 2009
Recommended reading:
Sacagawea

On Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., author Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs discusses her book Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis and Clark Trail.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Recommended reading:
Old School Related Reading

A National Endowment for the Arts initiative, The Big Read returns to Kansas City in April 2009 to bring readers the Tobias Wolff novel Old School.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Langston Hughes, portrayed by Charles Everett Pace, as part of the Library's Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.