Previous Special Events

Sunday, June 7, 2009
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
Women in Architecture

The women architects who helped shape Kansas City neighborhoods and beyond are the subject of the second season of They Built Kansas City, a series examining the work of architects responsible for some of the city’s most recognizable structures.

All programs in the series begin at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Saturday, June 6, 2009
1:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., author Richard Jennings will present his book, Ghost Town. The event also serves as a workshop for aspiring young writers.

Jennings, the author of more than 50 essays, short stories, and articles, garnered acclaim for the 1980 book The Tragic Tale of the Dog Who Killed Himself

Saturday, June 6, 2009

On the first Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. in 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 September.

Subject matters cover many genres and range in price from $0.50 to $10.00.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

In an effort to contribute to the fundraising campaign of the renovation project at the Kansas City Public Library’s Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., neighborhood teens have planned a car wash.

Friday, June 5, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., will experience a high energy live performance courtesy of the Sugar Free Allstars.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A public report to the community updating the progress and construction schedule of the $1.3 million renovation project at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library will be given by Library Director Crosby Kemper III on Friday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Thursday, June 4, 2009
Recommended reading:
Books on Journalism &
New Media

Nick Haines, executive producer of news and public affairs programming at KCPT, moderates a panel discussion about the future of local news on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

To celebrate the exhibit, Dichos: Words to Live, Love, and Laugh By in Latin America, the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., welcomes historian Olga Olivares. Her presentation, titled Dichos and Other Mexican Traditions, will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch
Recommended reading:
American Art in Culture

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Margi Conrads and Catherine Futter for a discussion called Drawing the Curtain Back: Reinstalling the American Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday, May 29, 2009
10:30pm @ Central Library

Musicians Mark Southerland and Jeff Harshbarger present The Art of Improvisation, featuring Allison Miller, on Friday, May 29, at 8:30 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

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