Previous Special Events

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
11:30am

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.


Saturday, September 6, 2008
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

In September, the Kansas City Public Library, in association with Powell Gardens, will offer a unique look into the ascension of Zimbabwe as a major influence in international art.


Friday, September 5, 2008

A cross-format collaboration in the Crossroads “ featuring Wee Snuff and The Red Shirt Theory “ on Friday, September 5, from 7 p.m. till midnight at the Lyric Opera Warehouse, located at 18th and Charlotte.

Led by improvisational jazz guru Mark Southerland, Wee Snuff presents an urban noise camping experience that blurs the line between live music and performance art with DJ collaborator The Red Shirt Theory.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Some of the premier leaders of Kansas City’s most successful businesses and organizations discuss their journeys to the top of their chosen professions in Black Women Executives in Corporate America on Friday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The discussion serves as the final event complementing the photo exhibit, Women of a New Tribe. The exhibit closes September 7.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

In September, the Kansas City Public Library, in association with Powell Gardens, will offer a unique look into the ascension of Zimbabwe as a major influence in international art.

On Thursday, September 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Roy Guthrie, the owner of Chapungu Sculpture Park, talks about how the troubled country of Zimbabwe, once considered artistically barren, became a destination for international contemporary art collectors.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) William Latham discusses the treatment of American prisoners of war during and after the Korean War on Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, August 28, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library hosts the national launch of Tom Bloch's new book, Stand for the Best, on Thursday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.