Previous Special Events

Sunday, December 14, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Kansas City Star columnist and Vice President for Community Resources Lewis W. Diuguid gives the December talk in the Library’s Second Sundays with KC Columnists series on Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, December 12, 2008
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The StoneLion Puppet Theatre presents its latest production, The Emperor’s New Clothes, on Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, this rendition is described as a “zany musical full of singing penguins, a wise walrus, and lots of charm.”

Emperor Pistachio, a penguin with unique fashion sense, has nothing to wear. A contest is announced and two shifty polar bears show up intent on duping the kingdom out of its riches.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Local photographer Kevin Sink will discuss the process behind his latest book, Illuminating Kansas City on Thursday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes author Keith Gandal for a discussion of his new book The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization on Wednesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Award-winning editorial cartoonist Lee Judge reflects on his 27 years at The Kansas City Star and shares some of his favorite unpublished cartoons – including many from the 2008 election – on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Monday, December 8, 2008
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Brass – a six-member ensemble comprised of Kansas City Symphony performers – offers a selection of holiday favorites from the sacred to the secular on Monday, December 8, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


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.