Previous Special Events

Monday, September 13, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

John Shors discusses his new novel, The Wishing Trees, which is about a former high-tech executive who honors his late wife’s final wish by taking their 10-year-old daughter on a trip across Asia.

Almost a year after the death of his wife Kate, Ian finds a letter containing her plea for him to take their daughter on the trip they had long planned. The Wishing Trees follows Ian and Maggie’s epic journey as they leave notes to Kate in “wishing trees” along the way and encounter miracles large and small.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Crosby Kemper III and Saralyn Reece Hardy lead a conversation with peripatetic Romanian artists Dan and Lia Perjovschi.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What About Bob? (1991) on September 11. When his therapist leaves town for vacation, Bob Wiley (Murray) follows him to a peaceful lakeside retreat – which becomes much less therapeutic for Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). Rated PG. (99 min.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

To commemorate the launch of ShhGirl! Magazine, an online networking magazine geared toward empowering women with knowledge through life experiences, editor Serita Belton presents the panel discussion The Conversation: A Man’s Thoughts on Interacting with Women.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The L.H. Bluford Branch hosts its ‘What’s Next?’ College and Trade Fair on Thursday, September 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn about different career opportunities for teens from local trade unions and colleges as well as employment and community organizations. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win several door prizes.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson discuss their new book, The Great Typo Hunt, on Wednesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The two men form a group called TEAL (Typo Eradication Advancement League) and set out with markers and chalk to right the errors displayed across America.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Ballet enthusiast and philanthropist Anne Bass hosts a screening of her new documentary Dancing Across Borders and answers audience questions on Tuesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Quick Change (1990) on September 4. Co-director Murray also stars in a film about New York traffic. After stealing a cool million during a bank heist, Murray and his crew struggle to escape the five burroughs. With Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Stanley Tucci, and Tony Shalhoub. Rated R. (88 min.)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

On the first Saturday of every month this summer in the City Market, 400 Grand St., Kansas City, MO, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales on the North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia. Book sales will continue through October.

The books range in price from $0.50 to $5.00 and cover many genres.

For additional information, contact, or call (816) 701-3468.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Author Amy Barickman discusses her new book based on the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the field of "domestic arts," on Thursday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

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