Previous Special Events

Thursday, November 6, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library and Metro Sports partner for the theatrical premieres of two feature-length documentaries in November 2008 in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The premiere of CityBall, a documentary depicting a year in the life of student athletes in the Kansas City (Missouri) School District, is set for Thursday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 5, 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.


Monday, November 3, 2008
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library and Metro Sports partner for the theatrical premieres of two feature-length documentaries in November 2008 in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Fans of local sports and history will be treated to the premiere of Border War on Monday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. The documentary, produced by Metro Sports and scheduled to begin showing on the network on November 26, examines the history of the athletic rivalry between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas.


Sunday, November 2, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes film expert David Kipen for an illustrated examination called David Lean and the Romance of Steam Locomotion on Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

On Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., hosts the musical group the Hall-Higdon Duo.

Pianist Patricia Higdon and flutist Dr. James Hall have performed together throughout the United States since 2004 in venues including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. The duo will perform classics from Philippe Gaubert, Olivier Messiaen, Benjamin Godard, Paul Hindemith, Lukas Foss, and Robert Muczynski.


Thursday, October 30, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Five local horror experts discuss their contributions to The Book of Lists: Horror on Thursday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kansas City Star reporter Brian Burnes presents a multimedia look at his new book The Ike Files: Mementos of the Man and His Era from Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, October 30, 2008
1:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Thursday, October 30, at 11 a.m. Kansas City Star Political Columnist and host of KCUR talk show host, Steve Kraske, broadcasts live from the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. with a distinguished group of political pundits.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes Ian Kennedy for a discussion of the artistic response from the French Impressionists to the railroad’s advent in France on Wednesday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In conjunction with the Hungry Planet exhibit, the Central Library presents From Seed to Plate: Powell Gardens Premieres a New Type of Garden on Tuesday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m.

From Seed to Plate will be presented by Alan Branhagen, director of horticulture at Powell Gardens. Branhagen will discuss plans for a major new expansion at Powell Gardens opening in late spring 2009, Heartland Harvest Garden.