Previous Special Events

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.

Sunday, October 26, 2008
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Local authors Cydney Millstein and Carol Grove will discuss their new book Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940 on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

On Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St., the Library’s eighth annual Senior Expo will play host to citizens over the age of 55.

Saturday, October 25, 2008
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

The Kansas City Public Library joins Westport 175: A Community Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.

Friday, October 24, 2008
5:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Dr. John M.R. Stone for a public dialogue about the climate change on Friday, October 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Author Bill Kauffman discusses his recent book, Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle American Anti-Imperialism on Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The new book is the sixth penned by Kauffman and follows other works including Look Homeward America, chosen as one of the best books of 2006 by the American Library Association.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Author Darren Shan will discuss his extensive body of work on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Wednesday, October 22, 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.