Previous Special Events

Monday, February 2, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

An expert on national security issues, Dr. D. Robert Worley discusses The Evolution of the National Security Council: Truman to Present on Monday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Compiled by film critic Shawn Edwards, this film series offers several perspectives on the portrayal of African American sports figures as heroes who face injustice while overcoming racist clichés and stereotypes. Throughout February 2009, Our Heroes showcases some of the most important black sports movies every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

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 second play in the series, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, is scheduled for Sunday, February 1, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, January 29, 2009
Related Reading:
Women in Art & Comics

On Thursday, January 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Nancy Goldstein discusses her biography Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist.


Thursday, January 29, 2009
Related Reading:
The Global Economy

Many observers contend that the off-shoring of research and development to China and India threatens the foundations of Western prosperity. But acclaimed business and economics scholar Amar Bhidé asserts the doomsayers are wrong. Author of The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World, Bhidé presents his thesis on Thursday, January 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Related Reading:
Art in Missouri

Artist Billyo O’Donnell and author Karen Glines present an illustrated talk about the Painting Missouri Exhibit and their book Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air on Wednesday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pierre Laszlo discusses Citrus: A History on Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Sunday, January 25, 2009
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Sunday, January 25, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., local author Martha McCarty will discuss her book Five Island Diaries: Stories of Love Lost and Found.


Saturday, January 24, 2009
10:00am @ Central Library
Related Reading:
Art in Missouri

Painting Missouri, a collection of landscapes by award-winning artist Billyo O’Donnell that depicts all 114 Missouri counties plus the city of St. Louis, will be on display starting Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, January 23, 2009
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Friday, January 23, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Mad Science of Kansas City will present the first in a three-part, monthly series of programs geared to spark imaginative learning through unique, engaging, and educational activities.