Previous Special Events

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

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Colonel (retired) Peter Mansoor discusses his new book Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq on Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Baghdad at Sunrise tells the story of a U.S. brigade in Baghdad from 2004 to 2005. Publishers Weekly says Mansoor’s account is “balanced, perceptive, and merciless.”


Thursday, October 9, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Local historians present a roundtable discussion titled Kessler, Long, and Nichols: The City Beautiful, the City Ideal on Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The event is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Thomas E. Kennedy for a discussion of how his account of a series of bus trips transcends mere travelogue and enters the realm of literature with Riding the Dog: On the Road with Literary Nonfiction on Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Richard Moe explains how the preservation of historic and older buildings should be an important component of sustainable development efforts in the next installment of Conversations on the Environment on Wednesday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Admission is free.


Sunday, October 5, 2008
11:30am

On the first Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the City Market, 400 Grand St. Kansas City, MO 64106--North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales. Book sales will continue through October.

Subject matters cover many genres and range in price from $0.50 to $5.00.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

The American Association of University Women hosts the 30th Thorpe Menn Annual Literary Excellence Award Luncheon at noon, Saturday, October 4, in Helzberg Auditorium at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The cost for the event is $20 and includes an 11:30 a.m. social and the noon luncheon.


Friday, October 3, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Nation magazine columnist John Nichols for a critique of mainstream media outlets during a program called Our Media, Not Theirs on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, October 3, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library hosts The Human Face of Climate Change: A Sisters on the Planet Event on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts poet Victoria Chang for a reading from her latest collection as part of a presentation called The Business of Words on Thursday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Regarded as one of the most engaging speakers in the children’s book world, author Leonard S. Marcus discusses his latest work, Minders of Make Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature on Wednesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.