Previous Special Events

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Iranian Memoirs

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes international bestselling author Azar Nafisi for a presentation based on her new book Things I’ve Been Silent About – the follow-up to the acclaimed Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – on Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Recommended reading:
The Kennedys & the Castros

Author Stephen Molton discusses his new book Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Opera soprano Carol Vaness will discuss her life and career in opera, including her part in Pavarotti’s last performance at the Met in New York, on Tuesday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Monday, February 23, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Twain and His Times event scheduled for this evening—Intersecting Genius: Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla—has been canceled since one of the speakers slated for the presentation is unable to attend. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Monday, February 23, 2009
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library will host A Conversation on Immigrants and Civil Rights on Monday, February 23, at 6 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Civil rights attorney Bill Raney and immigration attorney Angela Ferguson will discuss several aspects of the immigration issue in America. The audience will be asked to participate in the discussion.


Monday, February 23, 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.


Sunday, February 22, 2009
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Buffalo Soldiers

The Kansas City Public Library presents a look at the Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers on Sunday, February 22, at 3 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, February 22, 2009
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Michelle Boisseau will present her newest book of poetry A Sunday in God-Years on Sunday, February 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, February 20, 2009
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Friday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Mad Science of Greater Kansas City presents the Fire and Ice Show.

Mad Science delivers unforgettable experiences with highly interactive educational programs. Focused on chemical reactions, the Fire and Ice Show will create foggy dry-ice storms, flashy reactions, and beach balls floating in mid air.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Frankie Muse Freeman discusses her memoir A Song of Faith and Hope: The Life of Frankie Muse Freeman on Friday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.