Previous Special Events

Thursday, September 18, 2008
9:00pm @ 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. Reservations for this event are closed. Please email us if you would like to be on our waiting list.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts a discussion about the history of the United States’ nuclear weapons policy and the current controversies surrounding nuclear weapons including events in Iran on Thursday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Making a Scene with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library celebrates the legacy of Western novelist Louis L’Amour with Dr. Jim Hoy and his presentation American Icon: The Enduring Appeal of the Cowboy on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Monday, September 15, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Erin Hunter discusses the latest installment in her fantasy series Warriors, Power of Three: Eclipse on Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, September 14, 2008
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Star workplace and careers columnist Diane Stafford gives the first talk in the second season of the Library’s Second Sundays with KC Columnists on Sunday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, September 14, 2008
3:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Dugald Steer as Dr. Ernest Drake discusses the Ologies series on Sunday, September 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

To commemorate the anniversary of the release of Dragonology in 2003, Dr. Drake returns with a second major volume, a lavish exploration of fantastical beasts, from yetis to unicorns, in MONSTEROLOGY: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Throughout the fall, the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., is celebrating its new Children’s Library with a diverse lineup of free programs that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike.


Thursday, September 11, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

In partnership with the UMKC Department of Art and Art History as well as The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Public Library hosts its first installment in an occasional program series called Cultural Surveillance.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

On the seventh anniversary of one of America's most tragic days, Dr. Dale Herspring will discuss his book Rumsfeld's Wars: The Arrogance of Power on Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.