Previous Special Events

Sunday, September 14, 2008
3:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Dugald Steer as Dr. Ernest Drake discusses the Ologies series on Sunday, September 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

To commemorate the anniversary of the release of Dragonology in 2003, Dr. Drake returns with a second major volume, a lavish exploration of fantastical beasts, from yetis to unicorns, in MONSTEROLOGY: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Throughout the fall, the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., is celebrating its new Children’s Library with a diverse lineup of free programs that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike.

Thursday, September 11, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

In partnership with the UMKC Department of Art and Art History as well as The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Public Library hosts its first installment in an occasional program series called Cultural Surveillance.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

On the seventh anniversary of one of America's most tragic days, Dr. Dale Herspring will discuss his book Rumsfeld's Wars: The Arrogance of Power on Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Writers at Work series returns for the 2008-09 season with A Conversation with Ethan Canin hosted by Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III, on Wednesday, September 10, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

America America follows the presidential campaign of Henry Bonwiller, a fictional Democratic senator, during the historic election of 1972.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Steven Pinker discusses his book, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, on Tuesday, September 9, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On Tuesday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., administrators from the Kansas City Public Library will unveil plans for a major interior renovation of the Branch.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

A string quartet from the Kansas City Symphony provides a free lunchtime concert on Tuesday, September 9, at noon at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Symphony violinist Alex Shum leads this string quartet of fellow Symphony musicians during a program of classic favorites including works by Vivaldi, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky. Audience members may enter a drawing for one pair of complimentary tickets to a Kansas City Symphony performance.

Monday, September 8, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Lyric Opera Guild speaker Morton Creditor presents a talk titled Why Operatic Heroines Cough So Much and Other Melodic Medical Mysteries on Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The presentation is part of the Guild’s At Ease with Opera series, a program designed to educate and entertain both newcomers to the world of opera and long-time fans.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

On the first Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at 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 October.

Subject matters cover many genres and range in price from $0.50 to $5.00.