Previous Special Events

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.


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.