Previous Special Events

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Sunday, December 7, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

In the third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre present Law & Literature, a collection of the most memorable legal dramas ever written.

The drama Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee is scheduled for Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Renowned musician Alex Shum leads his group, the Brookside String Quartet, in a performance of classic holiday songs on Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, December 6, 2008
10:00am @ Plaza Branch

The Friends of the Library will hold their November Book Sale on Saturday, December 6 , from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.

Over 9,000 items will be available for sale, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs and records. Most items are priced between $.50 and $3.00.


Friday, December 5, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts a day-long bioethics symposium called Controversial Bodies: How to View Plastinated Corpses on Friday, December 5, starting at 9 a.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Michael Knight and Allen Wier join moderator Steve Paul of The Kansas City Star for the December talk in the Library’s Writers at Work series on Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Vicki Myron discusses her best-selling book, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, on Wednesday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Kansas City Guitar Society presents Beau Bledsoe and Victoria Botero as part of its regular Casual Concert Series on Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. 


Friday, November 21, 2008

The Friends of the Library will hold their November Book Sale on Friday, November 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Central Library on the Film Vault Level.


Thursday, November 20, 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.


Thursday, November 20, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Physician, historian, and ethicist Robert Martensen discusses his book, A Life Worth Living: A Doctor’s Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era, on Thursday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.