Previous Special Events

Sunday, March 15, 2009
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library continues Searching the Psyche through Cinema – an annual film series in its fourth year – with a special screening of Repulsion (1965) on Sunday, March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, March 13, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

In the latest installment of the wildly popular Friday Night Family Fun series, the kid-cool rock n’ roll band, The Doo-Dads, performs on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

A quartet of four dads and veterans of the Kansas City music scene, Mike Niewalk, Matt Kesler, Ken Lovern, and Joe Gose deliver a high energy live show with the fun and excitement of a rock concert for children of all ages.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

In the Kansas City Public Library’s version of March Madness, noted musician Sylvia Stoner presents Melodies of Madness and Melancholy on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Recommended reading:
The Art of Writing Poetry

Poet C.D. Wright joins a panel of poetry faculty from the University of Missouri— Kansas City for a discussion of her work and the art of writing poetry on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, March 10, 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 second of five programs, Dawn Fredrickson discusses the cycling options at Missouri’s State Parks, with a special emphasis on the Katy Trail in a talk titled Cycling in Missouri’s State Parks, on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Leonardo da Vinci

Art historian Carol Inge Hockett discusses the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci in a program titled Leonardo Lessons on Tuesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Monday, March 9, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The date for this program has changed since the publication of our printed calendar. The new date is Monday, March 9, 2009.

Richard Byrum previews Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, March 8, 2009
4:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Recommended reading:
Books by Mark Twain

The Kansas City Public Library brings its Twain and His Times series to a close with Twain and the Idea of the Great American Novel on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at the Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Bach Aria Soloists presents Notes & Letters: The Music and Words of Master Composers at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The performance will include Artistic Director/violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, soprano Rebecca Lloyd, and guests Beau Bledsoe on guitar and Jane Solose on harpsichord.


Thursday, March 5, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Marcus Garvey

On Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Hahn presents Marcus Garvey Reconsidered, a retrospective on one of the most influential—and least-remembered—leaders of the early 20th century civil rights movement.