Previous Special Events

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.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Eminent military historian Carlo D’Este speaks about his new book, Warlord - A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945, on Thursday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes revolutionary book designer Chip Kidd for an exploration of The Secret History of Batman in Japan on Wednesday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes railroad historian Peter A. Hansen for a presentation called Dreams of Empire: Kansas City and the Railroads on Tuesday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Monday, November 17, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Local residents are encouraged to come together this fall for a discussion of some of the toughest public policy issues facing our community and our nation.

The Kansas City Public Library and Consensus are partnering to present the Harry’s Front Porch Forums scheduled for Mondays – October 20, November 17, and December 8 – in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. All three programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

Forum topics include:


Sunday, November 16, 2008
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The chaos and violence happening in the African country of Sudan—one of gravest tragedies in modern world history—is the focus of a discussion featuring  the authors of Courageous Journey: Walking the Lost Boys’ Path from the Sudan to America, on Sunday, November 16, at 3 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The influence of the Missouri River on the urban development that first started along its banks goes beyond infrastructure and extends to the social fabric of the community, as Amahia Mallea explains in this presentation on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.