Previous Special Events

Saturday, November 15, 2008

One of America’s most renowned young artists, Kadir Nelson, discusses his work in Kansas City on Saturday, November 15.

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Nelson at 2 p.m. at the L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave. The artist visits Shane Evans’ Dream Studio, 711 E. 31th St., at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 13, 2008
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Thursday, November 13, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., a panel consisting of women from pre-Baby Boomers to Generation Y will participate in Women, Girls, Ladies: A Panel on Intergenerational Feminism Honoring Ruth Margolin, Founding Director of the UMKC Women’s Center.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Local inventor Joe Markley discusses how to take an invention through the many stages between conception and production on Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Making a Scene with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Taking audience suggestions, TANTRUM spins impromptu stories that generate a succession of spontaneous scenes aimed at giving patrons fits (of laughter). Every performance is different, because everything is improvised – and anything can happen. 


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kansas City Public Library writer-in-residence Ann Hagedorn presents four talks in October and November intended to help aspiring writers research, write, and publish a book.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Tuesday, November 11, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Jill Tietjen discusses her book, Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008
12:00pm @ Plaza Branch

A string quartet from the Kansas City Symphony provides a free lunchtime concert on Tuesday, November 11, at noon at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Monday, November 10, 2008
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library, in cooperation with KCPT, hosts a conversation with Eleanor Clift in the program After the Election, What Comes Next? on Monday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, November 9, 2008
3:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Noted Russia scholar Marshall Goldman discusses his recent book – Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia – on Sunday, November 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Throughout the fall, celebrate the new Children’s Library at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., with a diverse line-up of free Saturday programs that capture the imagination of children and adults alike. All events take place at 2 p.m. On November 8, storyteller Bobby Norfolk will entertain the audience.