Previous Special Events

Friday, January 9, 2009
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

One of this decade’s most celebrated children’s authors, Kate DiCamillo, discusses her book, The Tale of Despereaux, on Friday, January 9, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Known for books such as Because of Winn Dixie (a Newbery Honor book) and The Tiger Rising (a National Book Award finalist), DiCamillo solidified her place among the elite in the children’s literary world with The Tale of Despereaux. The 2004 Newbery Medal award-winning book was made into a major animated motion picture released in December 2008.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Kansas City Public Library hosts author Eugene Halton for his ruminations on the battle between autonomy and automation as presented in his book The Great Brain Suck and Other American Epiphanies on Thursday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Related Reading:
American Slogans & Phrases

On Wednesday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Jan R. Van Meter discusses his debut book Tippecanoe and Tyler Too: Famous Slogans and Catchphrases in American History.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ken Albala discusses Pancake: A Global History on Tuesday, January 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Sunday, December 28, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Due to illness, Philip Miller’s presentation at the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday, December 28, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., has been cancelled. He hopes to reschedule at a later time.

 


Friday, December 19, 2008
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Friday, December 19, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. The La La’s add to the holiday season with song during Friday Night Family Fun.


Thursday, December 18, 2008
7:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Designed to explore Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books, the Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature program at the Kansas City Public Library explores the theme of Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination over the course of five sessions scheduled for the third Thursday of every month.


Monday, December 15, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Local residents are encouraged to come together this fall for a discussion of some of the toughest public policy issues facing our community and our nation.

The Kansas City Public Library and Consensus are partnering to present the Harry’s Front Porch Forums scheduled for Mondays – October 20, November 17, and December 8 – in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. All three programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

Forum topics include:


Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Kansas City Guitar Society presents Mac Childs as part of its regular Casual Concert Series on Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Sunday, December 14, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Kansas City Star columnist and Vice President for Community Resources Lewis W. Diuguid gives the December talk in the Library’s Second Sundays with KC Columnists series on Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.