Previous Special Events

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Friday, October 17, 2008

On Friday, October 17, at 4 p.m. the Sugar Creek Branch, 102 South Sterling, celebrates its recent renovation with a free reception open to the public.

Among the dignitaries scheduled to speak at the reception are Sugar Creek Mayor Stanley Salva, Sugar Creek representative to the Kansas City Public Library’s Board of Trustees, Fran Daniel, Library Director Crosby Kemper III, and Branch Manager Claudia Visnich.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie will give a major address on the progress of his latest work, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Making a Scene with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Wednesday, October 15, 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.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts noted film expert David Thomson for a discussion of his new book Have You Seen...? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

A string quartet from the Kansas City Symphony provides a free lunchtime concert on Tuesday, October 14, at noon at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Symphony violist Jenifer Richison and cellist Yeonsun Joo lead a string ensemble playing Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz, and Ravel – all selections from the upcoming Symphony concert schedule. Audience members may enter a drawing for one pair of complimentary tickets to a Kansas City Symphony performance.


Sunday, October 12, 2008
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Star columnist Mary Sanchez hosts the second installment in the 2008-09 Second Sundays with KC Columnists series on Sunday, October 12, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Saturday, October 11, 2008
9:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Among the premiere chamber music groups in Kansas City, the Bach Aria Soloists return to the Kansas City Public Library for a diverse program including masterworks by Bach, Kreisler, and Paganini as well as arias by Bernstein and Gounoud on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, October 10, 2008

NEA Jazz Master Dr. David Baker examines Jazz During the Hard Bop Era with a presentation that dissects its essential ingredients and illuminates the various groups that made up the rich tradition of 40-plus years of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers on Friday, October 10, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, October 9, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Award-winning young adult author Justine Larbalestier will discuss her latest book, How To Ditch Your Fairy, on Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.