Previous Special Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In the latest installment of the Kansas City Public Library’s General Knowledge series, Brigadier General Edward Cardon, deputy commandant of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, speaks on Leadership in Challenging Times on Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Author and historian Michael Elliott discusses his new book Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer on Wednesday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Andrew Smith discusses Hamburger: A Global History on Tuesday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, January 11, 2009
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Kansas City Star columnist Steve Penn gives the January talk in the Library’s Second Sundays with KC Columnists series on Sunday, January 11, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

On Saturday, January 10, at 2 p.m. the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., plays host to Yurtfolk as it presents its debut CD, Anyone Can Sing, a family-friendly folk mix of get up and dance songs, lullabies, and Spanish-language songs.


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.