Previous Special Events

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.


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

The Kansas City Public Library and Metro Sports partner for the theatrical premieres of two feature-length documentaries in November 2008 in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The premiere of CityBall, a documentary depicting a year in the life of student athletes in the Kansas City (Missouri) School District, is set for Thursday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 5, 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.


Monday, November 3, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library and Metro Sports partner for the theatrical premieres of two feature-length documentaries in November 2008 in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Fans of local sports and history will be treated to the premiere of Border War on Monday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. The documentary, produced by Metro Sports and scheduled to begin showing on the network on November 26, examines the history of the athletic rivalry between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas.


Sunday, November 2, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes film expert David Kipen for an illustrated examination called David Lean and the Romance of Steam Locomotion on Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

On Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., hosts the musical group the Hall-Higdon Duo.

Pianist Patricia Higdon and flutist Dr. James Hall have performed together throughout the United States since 2004 in venues including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. The duo will perform classics from Philippe Gaubert, Olivier Messiaen, Benjamin Godard, Paul Hindemith, Lukas Foss, and Robert Muczynski.