Previous Special Events

Saturday, September 27, 2008
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Paul Mesner Puppets presents The Long Story of Corinthian Hall, an entertaining look at the lives and legacies of one of Kansas City's founding families, with an all-puppet cast, on Saturday, September 27, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant discusses her newest nonfiction account of events surrounding American involvement in World War II, titled The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Dr. Winnie Dunn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center discusses her book Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses along with her research in this field, on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

In the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., became suspicious of local support for Confederate sympathizers and issued the infamous General Order No. 11 “ the enforced evacuation of rural communities in four Missouri counties surrounding Kansas City.

Tom Rafiner examines the economic and social repercussions of the abandoned homesteads and farmsteads amid this Civil War turbulence on Sunday, September 21, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, September 19, 2008
10:45pm @ Central Library

The Kansas City Public Library redefines the wall of sound as the annual Off-the-Wall Film Series finishes off a rollicking line-up of cult musicals this summer.

This raucous rock/pop driven showcase concludes with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) on Friday, September 19, at 8:45 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, September 18, 2008
9:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Designed to explore Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books, the Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature program at the Kansas City Public Library explores the theme of Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination over the course of five sessions scheduled for the third Thursday of every month. Reservations for this event are closed. Please email us if you would like to be on our waiting list.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts a discussion about the history of the United States’ nuclear weapons policy and the current controversies surrounding nuclear weapons including events in Iran on Thursday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Improvisational comedy troupe TANTRUM is Making a Scene with its unique style of long-form improv performance on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library celebrates the legacy of Western novelist Louis L’Amour with Dr. Jim Hoy and his presentation American Icon: The Enduring Appeal of the Cowboy on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Monday, September 15, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Erin Hunter discusses the latest installment in her fantasy series Warriors, Power of Three: Eclipse on Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.